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Session Description: This session will explore the issues of safely reducing hospitalizations and infections, specifically Clostridium difficile (C. diff) using case studies. We'll walk through the Advancing Excellence Circle of Success (a quality improvement model) and participants will work in groups on case studies. Various problems will be identified and groups will work towards a suitable solution. Topics such as communication, quality improvement, multidisciplinary team work, and using data to influence change will be covered.
Describe at least two probing questions they might ask the nursing home to answer in order to get to the root cause of an issue.
Discuss the key data being collected for quality improvement in the topics of hospitalizations and infections.
Work the Circle of Success to perform a quality improvement project.
Utilize skills learned to be an active member of the interdisciplinary QI team.