Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 04, 2011
Best practices for averting venous thromboembolism (VTE) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) will be the topic of discussion among a panel of healthcare providers during the next webinar of the Partnership for Patients-National Priorities Partnership (NPP) Patient Safety Webinar Series.
What: Registration is now available for the Partnership for Patients-National Priorities Partnership Patient Safety Webinar Series’ eighth interactive webinar. “Averting Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)” will discuss the goal set for hospitals to reduce 50 percent of preventable VTEs by 2013.
When: October 5 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET, via interactive webinar
- Bill Geerts, MD, FRCPC, FCCP, Chair, American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines on Prevention of VTE
- Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, Director, VA/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program, focusing on CAUTI
- Greg Maynard, MD, Society for Hospital Medicine VTE Initiative
- Mary Jo Skiba, RN, BSN, project manager, Quality Improvement and Research, Alpena Regional Medical Center, focusing on CAUTI.
- Helen Darling, MA, National Priorities Partnership co-chair
Hosted by the National Priorities Partnership (NPP), a multi-stakeholder group convened by the National Quality Forum (NQF), the interactive session will be audio-streamed, free of charge. Space is limited, and advance registration is recommended to ensure real-time participation. All webinars will be recorded, archived, and made available on NQF’s website after each event. To register for the event, please visit http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/pfp/.
Archived webinars include:
- “An Overview of the Partnership for Patients and Getting Started in Your Organization”
- “Reducing Admissions Through Care Transitions”
- “Preventing Adverse Drug Events”
- “Reducing Infections in the Intensive Care Unit”
- “Decreasing Surgical Site Infections”
- “Preventing Pressure Ulcers and Falls in Healthcare Settings”
- “Addressing Obstetrical Adverse Events”
The National Priorities Partnership, convened by the National Quality Forum, is a multi-stakeholder group including organizations representing the interests of consumers, purchasers, healthcare providers and professionals, state-based associations, community collaborative and regional alliances, government agencies, health plans, accreditation and certification bodies, and supplier and industry groups. To learn more, please visit: http://www.qualityforum.org/Setting_Priorities/NPP/National_Priorities_Partnership.aspx