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Safer Critical Care: Resources to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) and Central Venous Catheter-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CVC-BSI)
National Quality Forum Safe Practices 19 and 20

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Related Documents:   
ICU Rounding Checklist

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VAP For additional resources, refer to the AHRQ site: Safe Critical Care Project: Testing Improvement Strategies.

CE Participation Documentation
For CE credit information, please get in contact with Liz Moreno.
E-mail: liz_moreno@tmit1.org
Phone: 512-457-7676

 Session Overview
This program is a webinar presentation designed to help you and your hospital team understand and implement NQF-EndorsedTM Safe Practices 19 and 20. Renowned educators in the field will guide you in a special informational session about the importance and implementation of these Safe Practices.

  1. Describe the impact of BSI/VAP* complications as it relates to the nation's healthcare patient population. *
  2. Prepare for pay-for-performance requirements.
  3. Discuss tools and resources from safe critical care AHRQ grant.
  4. Describe success stories for sharing run-chart data and safety attitude questionnaire on critical care unit to improve safety culture.
  5. Hear how high-performing organizations have successfully sustained BSI/VAP prevention programs.
Click here to register for our Web Seminar Series.

 When:   May 14, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET
We are accepting questions now that relate to the session topics. Please e-mail any questions related to the specific session to liz_moreno@tmit1.org with the session title in the e-mail message header.
  • Questions about the Webinar series? E-mail help@safetyleaders.org or call 512-457-7676 between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM CT.
  • Need technical assistance with registration? Call 512-457-7657 between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM CT.

Charles R. Denham, MD
Chairman, Texas Medical Institute of Technology (TMIT)

Hayley Burgess, PharmD, BCPP
Director, Performance Improvement, Measures, Standards, and Practices, TMIT
Joan Reischel, RN, BSN, CCRN
Clinical Coordinator, Critical Care, The Medical Center of Aurora
Tom Talbot, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Chief Hospital Epidemiologist, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Richard J. Wall, MD, MPH
Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine, Southlake Clinic, Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA
Mary E. Foley, MS, RN
Associate Director, Center for Research and Nursing Innovation, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Member, National Patient Safety Foundation Board of Directors; Advisory member, Partnership for Patient Safety (p4ps); Vice-President, ANA/California state association

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