Patient Safety Issues- Who is Keeping an Eye on Them?
May 5, 2023
12:00 -1:00 PM CT
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This webinar will feature discussions on patient and resident quality and safety issues in hospitals and nursing homes.
The focus on quality and safety waned during the past few years, and CMS and CDC have cited that in hospitals, healthcare acquired infections are higher than pre-pandemic times. Gains that were made pre-pandemic have been lost.
With a renewed focus on Patient Safety and Quality, hospitals around the world are escalating their efforts to reduce harm and improve outcomes of care. In the United States, there is a recognition that the US lost the gains they previously made as evidenced by the rise in pressure ulcers, falls, and infections.
While hospitals have lost gains, many nursing homes continue to be plagued by nursing home acquired infections, falls, pressure ulcers, abuse and neglect, and early avoidable deaths.
With all of the evidence pointing to the need for change and improvement, the speakers will discuss efforts underway to reverse the losses in patient safety and quality. The efforts underway are wide scale and focus on all parts of the US and also world-wide.
Martin J. Hatlie, JD, President & CEO, Project Patient Care
Pat Merryweather-Arges, MA, Executive Director, Project Patient Care
By attending this webinar, you will be able to:
- Understand the decline in key patient and resident quality and safety areas
- Plan for the impending changes that will be supported by government and payers to decrease the amount of never events and avoidable quality and safety harm
- Address the need to spread improvement learnings throughout care settings with all healthcare professionals
- Highlight providers that are making changes and seeing improved outcomes of care
- Identify the efforts being undertaken by CMS to address the complex nursing home issues driving low quality and safety practices
- State the importance and proven value of the engagement of patients, residents, families, and community members in quality and safety in hospitals and nursing homes
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