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Join our last Accreditation Specialist Boot Camp of 2016

The final HCPro Accreditation Specialist Boot Camp of the year is coming up fast. Sign up now for your last chance to learn from instructor Jean S. Clark, RHIA, CSHA, who has more than 30 years of real-world experience and expertise in regulatory and accreditation compliance. The final boot camp will be December 12-14 in Orlando, Fla.

We call it a boot camp because it’s focused, in-depth training and when you finish the class, you’ll be an accreditation expert and ready to handle whatever your organization needs, such as:

  •   Identifying organizational weaknesses to improve survey results
  •   Knowing which regulations are applicable to your organization
  •   Interpreting accreditation standards and regulations
  •   Maintaining organizational readiness and identify vulnerabilities
  •   Implementing continuous survey readiness plans
  •   Coordinating site visits
  •   Identifying future trends likely to affect organizational compliance
  •   Responding to survey results, findings, and Requirements for Improvement

The Accreditation Specialist Boot Camps provide in-depth explanations of CMS and Joint Commission requirements, and briefly cover HFAP and DNV standards if students are accredited by those bodies. Instructors focus on teaching participants how to integrate continuous survey readiness into daily operations. Plus, you will leave with an entire catalogue of tools, templates, and resources that you can use at your organization.

Unique features of this Boot Camp include:

•    Custom-designed course materials: All course materials were custom developed for the Boot Camp’s intensive learning format
•    Take-home tools: Head home armed with customizable tools that will save you time
•    Hands-on teaching methods: Each course module includes exercises that are reviewed and discussed in class
•    Small class size: The number of participants is limited to retain a low student-teacher ratio
 
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Medication Reconciliation: Improve Compliance Across Healthcare Settings

Presented on:
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
1:00–2:30 p.m. Eastern

Presented by:
Molly Clark, PharmD, MHA
Megan Maddox, PharmD, BCPS, CDEHCPro Webcast Icon

Level of Program:
Intermediate

Medication reconciliation continues to be a problem for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. This program will provide attendees with the tools they need to improve the medication reconciliation process, which has increased involvement from CMS and is of crucial importance during discharge as well as transfer.

Join expert speakers Molly Clark, PharmD, MHA, and Megan Maddox, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, to learn how to launch, educate, implement, and monitor a successful medication reconciliation program that meets all Joint Commission and CMS requirements and reduces medication errors across the continuum of care.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
•    Understand the current regulations for both hospital and ambulatory settings
•    Learn various models to achieve and sustain a successful medication reconciliation process
•    Implement innovative strategies to improve compliance with medication reconciliation

To order the webcast on demand, call HCPro customer service at 800-650-6787 or visit the HCPro Marketplace.

Featured Webcast: How to Establish an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

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How to Establish an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Webcast

Antimicrobial overuse is a major problem for hospitals. Overuse of antibiotics can lead to the development of multidrug-resistant organisms, unintended antibiotic toxicity, and Clostridium difficile infections. CMS and The Joint Commission have increased their emphasis on antimicrobial stewardship programs as a way to control this growing issue.

On Wednesday, May 18, from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern, join expert speaker Jennifer Pisano, MD as she explains why antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) are important and how to establish a one for your facility. Utilizing her experience and successful track record, she will show attendees how her center has achieved a 95% acceptance rate by providers for stewardship recommendations.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of antimicrobial stewardship and its relation to overall patient care (inside/outside the acute care setting)
  • Understand how to get an ASP started
  • Discuss ways to measure outcomes of an ASP
  • Outline the aspects of ASPs that are of interest to regulatory bodies

To sign up or learn more, visit the HCPro Marketplace.

Sponsored by:
Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare

 

Time’s running out to sign up for the Drug Diversion Webcast!

HCPro Webcast IconPreventing the theft of controlled substances at hospitals continues to be an tremendous issue even with increased security measures. Failed drug diversion programs in hospitals have led to record fines and in the midst of heightened scrutiny over drug security, hospitals must improve their processes to avoid litigation.

On Thursday, April 26 from 1–2:30 p.m. Eastern Time, join us for a live webinar with expert speaker Kimberly New, JD, a nurse, attorney, and consultant who specializes in helping hospitals prevent, detect, and respond to drug diversion.

During this program, New will discuss drug diversion by healthcare personnel and present specific steps facilities can take to minimize the risk of patient harm. She will discuss fundamental components of a diversion prevention, detection, and response program through an overview of the scope of the problem, including case studies. New will also review regulatory standards and best practices relating to controlled substance security and diversion responses. She will additionally provide tips on how to promote a culture in which all employees play a significant role in the deterrence effort.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify risk factors and signs of employee drug diversion
  • Fully comply with regulatory requirements of the DEA and other accrediting organizations
  • Train staff on how to report suspected abuse and who to report it to
  • Create a culture of accountability and develop an effective drug diversion prevention plan

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear practical advice and have complex regulations simplified in this program suitable for your whole organization. For more information or to order the webcast on demand, call HCPro customer service at 800-650-6787 or visit the HCPro Marketplace.

Featured webcast: Drug Diversion in Healthcare: Improve Security and Avoid Fines

HCPro Webcast IconPreventing the theft of controlled substances at hospitals continues to be an tremendous issue even with increased security measures. Failed drug diversion programs in hospitals have led to record fines and in the midst of heightened scrutiny over drug security, hospitals must improve their processes to avoid litigation.

On Thursday, April 26 from 1–2:30 p.m. Eastern Time, join us for a live webinar with expert speaker Kimberly New, JD, a nurse, attorney, and consultant who specializes in helping hospitals prevent, detect, and respond to drug diversion.

During this program, New will discuss drug diversion by healthcare personnel and present specific steps facilities can take to minimize the risk of patient harm. She will discuss fundamental components of a diversion prevention, detection, and response program through an overview of the scope of the problem, including case studies. New will also review regulatory standards and best practices relating to controlled substance security and diversion responses. She will additionally provide tips on how to promote a culture in which all employees play a significant role in the deterrence effort.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify risk factors and signs of employee drug diversion
  • Fully comply with regulatory requirements of the DEA and other accrediting organizations
  • Train staff on how to report suspected abuse and who to report it to
  • Create a culture of accountability and develop an effective drug diversion prevention plan

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear practical advice and have complex regulations simplified in this program suitable for your whole organization. For more information or to order the webcast on demand, call HCPro customer service at 800-650-6787 or visit the HCPro Marketplace.