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Training & Events

CHAIN Webinar: “Vanishing VAE”

December 8, 12 - 1 p.m. CT

Mechanical ventilation saves the lives of over 300,000 critically ill patients in the U.S. annually; however, there are preventable ventilator related complications that can lead to poor outcomes, including death. The Minnesota Hospital Association convened a group of Minnesota hospitals to conduct a review of the most recent evidence-based recommendations related to VAE prevention, and establish a bundle of interventions. The Vanishing VAE bundle is being piloted by four hospitals, including one rural hospital. Lessons learned during initial implementation will be shared. Register

Speakers: Ellen Simonson, RN, CIC, Director, Infection Prevention and Control; Melissa McClure, MD; Pulmonologist; Joe Wilson, RN, BSN, CCRN; Intensive Care Unit; Paige Mechtel, RN, BSN; Intensive Care Unit; Melissa Fradette, MSN, RN, CCRN, Intensive Care Unit; Roberta Basol MA, RN, NE-BC; Care Center Director; Intensive Care /Surgical Care and Clinical Practice; all from CentraCare Health - St. Cloud Hospital. Joan Brown, RT, Essentia Health – Fosston.

LSQIN Webinar: Hospital Incentive Programs: A Basic Understanding

December 17, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT

The Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network (LSQIN) presents a learning session focused on CMS hospital incentive programs. The objectives are to understand the current status of hospital value-based purchasing, readmission reduction and hospital-acquired condition programs; share tools to understand and support CMS hospital incentive programs; and identify tips for improvement. The speakers are Vicki Olson, R.N., M.S., Stratis Health program manager; Donna Modras, RHIT, MPRO hospital data reporting project coordinator; and Pam Clemens, MetaStar hospital value-based purchasing coordinator. Flier with registration information

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