And the Evidence Shows'Using Specialty Certification from The Joint Commission Improves Quality

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601514
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Text-based Document
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Presentation
Title:
And the Evidence Shows'Using Specialty Certification from The Joint Commission Improves Quality
Author(s):
Buller, Leisha; Canon, Lindsey; Hodo, Ashley
Author Details:
Leisha Buller, ACNP, LeishaBuller@texasHealth.org; Lindsey Canon, MSN; Ashley Hodo, MSN, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: The Palliative Care Service (PCS) line at our 731 licensed-bed metropolitan-based facility recently received our first recertification for Advanced Palliative Care (APC) from The Joint Commission (TJC). Initial designation of this specialty certification facilitated the growth of our well-established adult PC program and our newly developed neonatal program (weeCARE). Seemingly counterintuitive, these two diverse populations served by our service by separate interdisciplinary teams (IDT) have become a unified service over the previous 2 years. Quality improvement opportunities were identified and structural homogeneity was achieved through a more stringent implementation of evidence-based guidelines within our PCS. This has led to a number of improvements within our service, from formalizing the structure of our service line, to improving the quality of care provided to patients and families, and most notably to our recent success in achieving our first recertification for APC from TJC. Initial certification was obtained in the latter part of November 2012. Although unsuccessful in receiving our official certification on the day of our site visit, we ultimately became certified 2 weeks later, following the implementation of our action plan. Recertification occurs biennially and throughout the maintenance phase, a number of quality improvement opportunities were identified and action plans were implemented, ultimately setting the stage for successful recertification. Through data analysis of our performance measures, we have augmented our IDT collaboration, improved care coordination, increased the number of family conferences, developed and implemented a PC-specific patient satisfaction survey, successfully identified our neonatal population and now our weeCARE Team even meets with expectant mothers prenatally, developed and implemented an organ donation after cardiac death for infants, participated in and spearheaded research studies, and have presented at both the national and international levels. We continue to identify quality improvements and reap the benefits that come with what this scrupulous certification.
Keywords:
Certification; The Joint Commission; Palliative Care
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15E14
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleAnd the Evidence Shows'Using Specialty Certification from The Joint Commission Improves Qualityen
dc.contributor.authorBuller, Leishaen
dc.contributor.authorCanon, Lindseyen
dc.contributor.authorHodo, Ashleyen
dc.author.detailsLeisha Buller, ACNP, LeishaBuller@texasHealth.org; Lindsey Canon, MSN; Ashley Hodo, MSN, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601514-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: The Palliative Care Service (PCS) line at our 731 licensed-bed metropolitan-based facility recently received our first recertification for Advanced Palliative Care (APC) from The Joint Commission (TJC). Initial designation of this specialty certification facilitated the growth of our well-established adult PC program and our newly developed neonatal program (weeCARE). Seemingly counterintuitive, these two diverse populations served by our service by separate interdisciplinary teams (IDT) have become a unified service over the previous 2 years. Quality improvement opportunities were identified and structural homogeneity was achieved through a more stringent implementation of evidence-based guidelines within our PCS. This has led to a number of improvements within our service, from formalizing the structure of our service line, to improving the quality of care provided to patients and families, and most notably to our recent success in achieving our first recertification for APC from TJC. Initial certification was obtained in the latter part of November 2012. Although unsuccessful in receiving our official certification on the day of our site visit, we ultimately became certified 2 weeks later, following the implementation of our action plan. Recertification occurs biennially and throughout the maintenance phase, a number of quality improvement opportunities were identified and action plans were implemented, ultimately setting the stage for successful recertification. Through data analysis of our performance measures, we have augmented our IDT collaboration, improved care coordination, increased the number of family conferences, developed and implemented a PC-specific patient satisfaction survey, successfully identified our neonatal population and now our weeCARE Team even meets with expectant mothers prenatally, developed and implemented an organ donation after cardiac death for infants, participated in and spearheaded research studies, and have presented at both the national and international levels. We continue to identify quality improvements and reap the benefits that come with what this scrupulous certification.en
dc.subjectCertificationen
dc.subjectThe Joint Commissionen
dc.subjectPalliative Careen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:38:23Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:38:23Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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