Heart failure is one of the top diagnoses involved with readmissions throughout the Great Plains and Lake Superior Quality Innovation Networks. This webinar is the second in a series of webinars to assist communities in this seven-state region improve heart failure care.
The clinical status of a heart failure patient is negatively impacted by non-adherence to the self-care demands of this disease. To address this problem we created a heart failure toolkit to assist patients with heart failure maintenance, management and confidence. This presentation will review how one idea for how to ensure safe transitions and reduce readmissions can grow into a program using data to drive the initiative forward. We will also discuss the use of common cause analysis to understand opportunities for improvement in the areas of readmission.
Health care professionals interested in improving heart failure care including, but not limited to: nurses, HF program coordinators, cardiologists, program medical directors, quality improvement personnel.
- Understand a method to begin looking at your readmission problem
- Better understand data to analyze as you progress with your initiative
- Common cause analysis: how to use it to hone your readmission work
Karen Bush, MSN, FNP, BC, NCRP, President, Selfcare Solutions LLC
Karen Bush has over 25 years of experience in health care. She began her career as an ICU and ER nurse in both urban and rural settings. In 2003 she earned a Masters in Nursing from Saginaw Valley State University and became a Board Certified Family Practice Nurse Practitioner. She practiced as a primary care provider in the outpatient and inpatient arena with experience in hospice, hospital medicine and long term care. She recently worked for Covenant HealthCare where her primary responsibility was to drive the development and implementation of the transitions of care initiative within the hospital in addition to creating and functioning in the role of a Transition Coach. She has achieved a National Certification in Readmission Prevention. Currently, she is employed with Health Trust as a Director for Clinical Data Solutions where she assists hospitals to utilize data to identify opportunities to improve patient care. As the president of Selfcare Solutions LLC, Karen continues to work to assist health care providers reach out to their patients with meaningful information and tools for self-management.
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Other Webinars in This Series
Webinar 1: Heart Failure 101
Tuesday, June 20 – Recording Available
- Describe what heart failure is including its causes and progression
- Review the treatment of heart failure and the medications involved
- Discuss heart failure prevention
Webinar 3: Standardizing Heart Failure Education and Engaging Your Patients in the Standard
Wednesday, August 23 – Recording Available
- The role of a transition coach
- Questions to ask a patient with heart failure
- Key things your heart failure patient needs to know
Webinar 4: Supporting CHF Patients in the Home Setting through a Comprehensive Community Approach
Tuesday, September 26, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET