Measuring Inpatient Harm

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • TSBSWE: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
    • PT: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Apr 20, 2016
  • Expires: Apr 20, 2018
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
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Faculty

Fran Griffin Fran Griffin, RRT, MPA
Fran Griffin & Associates, LLC

Needs Statement

In 2003 the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) developed a tool to monitor adverse event rates in hospitals in an effort to improve patient safety. The trigger tool uses clues to identify adverse effects and helps measure the overall level of harm in the health care organization. This presentation will describe the Trigger Tool and its use.

Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician asssitants, physical therapists and social workers.

Objectives

  • Describe the method used with the IHI Global Trigger Tool to detect adverse events in hospital inpatient records
  • Summarize the findings of key studies assessing harm in hospitalized patients using the Global Trigger Tool
  • Explain why voluntary methods for reporting frequently miss many incidents of harm

Accreditation

CNE

UNT Health Science Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16274. This activity is approved for 1.20 Contact Hours.

TSBSWE

This activity is approved for a maximum of 1.00 Clock Hours for Social Workers.

Physicians

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 1.00 hour of AOA Category 2B CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge

IOM Competencies

  • Employ evidence-based practice
  • Utilize informatics

PT

UNT Health Science Center is accredited by Texas Physical Therapy Association, Provider 1810035TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 CCU for PTs and PTAs.

For successful completion, a participant must attend the program, complete the evaluation, and request credit online at conclusion of the activity.

The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

Faculty Disclosure

Fran Griffin has nothing to disclose. The UNT Health Science Center Professional and Continuing Education staff and Grand Rounds Planning Committee have nothing to disclose.

Acknowledgement

The activity was supported by PACE - General.