AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery Event

October 24, 2019

The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (GLPP HIIN), in partnership with the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), is currently inviting hospitals to participate in the Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery (ISCR) Workshop. The event will be held Nov. 11, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CST at the Illinois Health & Hospital Association in Naperville, IL.

The conference agenda has been finalized and is now available. Participants will hear from speakers on a range of topics, including how to engage patient and families in ISCR pathways, a panel discussion with current ISCR participating hospitals and simulation exercises related to pathway implementation and overcoming common challenges.

Those interested in attending should bring a small team of two to three staff including nurses, quality improvement specialists and surgeons to provide the best opportunity for brainstorming and interactive discussions throughout the day. For additional event  information, please review the event flyer.

Registration is free. You will need to create an account for the “In inpatient and outpatient settings, these situations play out every single day,” Krause said. “What occurs in daily practice is that you have advanced practice clinicians on the medical unit who know those patients very well, they have studied their history, they have spoken with their families, they have examined those patients, they are intimately familiar with the patient’s wishes, the family dynamics, the medical condition and have already made all of those assessments. But now, they are forced to step back and are not able to make the determination that they are very capable of making.” Community website if you do not already have one.

We look forward to seeing you Nov. 11 in Naperville! Contact WHA Clinical Quality Improvement Advisor Anne Allen for more information.

This story originally appeared in the October 24, 2019 edition of WHA Newsletter