Event Descriptions

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar - Nov. 9

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar
November 9, 2018

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

The KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative features one-hour virtual meetings for participating Kansas hospitals. The quarterly sessions promote peer-to-peer sharing, resources and tools in support of strengthening hand hygiene adherence and practices. The link to join the webinar will be mailed to enrolled participants through the Hand Hygiene "Soap Up" Listserv.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

KHC HIIN PFAC Collaborative - Oct. 22

October 22, 2018
1:00 to 2:30 p.m. CT

The virtual meeting for Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC HIIN PFA/PFAC Collaborative has been rescheduled to 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., October 22, 2018.  Join KHC staff and PFA/PFAC Faculty Tiffany Christiansen and Allison Chrestensen as we discuss a renewed approach over the next six months to assist hospitals in their development of patient and family advisor programs, including patient and family engagement councils.  Hospitals interested in learning more about the collaborative are invited to attend.

For information about the KHC HIIN PFA/PFAC Collaborative, contact KHC at (785) 235-0763 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

KHC HIIN Webinar - March 27

March 27, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly virtual meetings, usually held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. CT.  This month's event will take place Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Monthly KHC HIIN meetings provide direct access to subject matter experts, peer-to-peer sharing and KHC HIIN project leaders.  This also is a good opportunity to stay in the know about the project, progress to date, resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.

KHC HIIN Webinar - February 27

February 27, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly virtual meetings, usually held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. CT.  This month's event will take place Wednesday, February 27.

Monthly KHC HIIN meetings provide direct access to subject matter experts, peer-to-peer sharing and KHC HIIN project leaders.  This also is a good opportunity to stay in the know about the project, progress to date, resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.

KHC HIIN Webinar - January 23

January 23, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly virtual meetings, usually held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. CT.  This month's event will take place Wednesday, January 23.

Monthly KHC HIIN meetings provide direct access to subject matter experts, peer-to-peer sharing and KHC HIIN project leaders.  This also is a good opportunity to stay in the know about the project, progress to date, resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.

KHC HIIN Webinar - December 19

December 19, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly virtual meetings.  This month's event will take place Wednesday, December 19.

Monthly KHC HIIN meetings provide direct access to subject matter experts, peer-to-peer sharing and KHC HIIN project leaders.  This also is a good opportunity to stay in the know about the project, progress to date, resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.

KHC HIIN Webinar - November 28

November 28, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly virtual meetings, usually held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. CT.  This month's event will take place Wednesday, November 28.

Monthly KHC HIIN meetings provide direct access to subject matter experts, peer-to-peer sharing and KHC HIIN project leaders.  This also is a good opportunity to stay in the know about the project, progress to date, resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.

2018 Kansas Opioid Conference

In-Person Event
November 15, 2018
8:30AM - 4:30PM
Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
Topeka, Kansas

Agenda and Registration

8:30 Welcome  
   
8:45 Keynote Speakers Adrienne Hearrell, MPH, CPTA; Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  Jeff Kahrs; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  Kim Templeton, MD; University of Kansas Medical Center
  Gail Box; Austin Box 12 Foundation
   
 10:45 Breakout Sessions #1 Topics include:
  - Kansas Physicians and Hospital Leaders Addressing Opioid Use: A Collaborative Approach
  - Update on Regulatory Aspects of Opioid Prescribing
  - A Success Story: Opioid Prescribing behavior as a Catalyst to Appropriate Pain Management
  - Nowhere to Go: Examining Facility Tolerance Levels for Clients Using medication Assisted Treatment
  - Opioids: Impairment and Recognition
  - Treatment of Chronic Pain with Physical Therapy
   
11:45 Breakout Sessions #2 Topics include:
  - Opioid Safety in the Hospital and through Transition Home
  - HRSA's Response to the Opioid Crisis
  - Basics of Building an Opiate Treatment Program
  - Current Trends in Kansas Drug Enforcement
  - Why Project ECHO Works - 360 Degree Perspective
   
12:30 Lunch (Provided) 
   
1:30 Breakout Sessions #3 Topics include:
  - In the Patient's Best Interest: Updated HIPAA Guidance Targeted for the Opioid Crisis
  - Improving Capacity to Understand Opioid Overdoses in Local Communities
  - Opioid Use Disorder Grant
  - STR Case Management
  - Opiate Overdose Recognition and Narcan Administration
  - Overcoming the Stigma of Medication Assisted Treatment
   
2:30 Breakout Session #4 Topics include:
  - Post-Operative Pain: The Role of Patient Expectations, Pre-Operative Counseling, and Non-Opioid Treatment Options
  - Peak Performance Project: Committed to Excellence-Igniting Culture Change
  - Opioid Dependency Treatment Services: A Review of the Facts and Myths of Methadone Maintenance Services, Regulatory Compliance, and Comparison of Medications Used for Opioid Dependency
  - Drug Trends Observed From Forensic Laboratory Submissions
  - Confronting the Three-Headed Monster: Chronic Pain, Opioid Abuse, and Mental Health
   
3:30 Closing Keynote Speaker Carlton Hall, MHS; Carlton Hall Consulting LLC

3rd Annual KC Regional Diabetes Summit

KC Diabetes Summit Nov 2018

Registration

The deadline to register for this event is Monday, November 5.

The Summit, which is funded by the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, will provide the results of a regional mapping project on diabetes resources, an opportunity to network with others working in the community on diabetes projects, and a discussion of future directions in diabetes prevention. Questions can be directed to Mary Eberwein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 816 - 218 - 2582.

 

Active Assailant in the Healthcare Setting

In-Person Event
Active Assailant in the Healthcare Setting: More Than An Active Shooter
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
8AM - 4PM
Pozez Education Center at Stormont Vail Hospital
Topeka, Kansas

Details and Registration

Presentation topics include

  • Developing Situational Awareness
  • Effective Communication Skills to Diffuse Conflict
  • Surviving an Active Shooter Event
  • Moral Obligations of Healthcare Workers

Objectives

  • Describe what an invasive situation is that presents the need for protective skills.
  • List steps to de-escalate a situation involving combative, armed intruders.
  • Explain their specific responsibilities during an armed invasive situation.
  • Discuss priorities in Protective Skills presentation: Evacuate, or shelter and defend.
  • Consider the legal obligations to patients and facility during armed invasive situation.
  • Identify human nature response to an armed invasive situation.
  • Discuss the Moral obligations for healthcare workers during an armed invasive situation
  • Apply concepts to simulated healthcare workplace violence scenarios.

Buprenorphine Waiver Training

In-Person Event
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
7AM - 12:15PM
Roberts Ampitheatre
Univeristy of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita

Registration

Sponsored by DCCCA, this seminar will specifically focus on buprenorphine in an office-based setting for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Presenters include Dr. Daniel Warren and Dr. Tim Scanlan. We will be using standard PCSS curriculum, which will qualify for the first half of training to receive the DATA 2000 waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. The target audience includes substance use treatment providers, medical providers, students in the health professions, and anyone else professionally involved in substance use treatment.

The seminar will be held in Roberts Amphitheater on the campus of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Parking is available at the northeast corner of Minneapolis and 10th Street. Security will not be ticketing that day, so disregard signs that indicate permits are required. It is anticipated parking will be tight, so please carpool if that is an option.

Participation in this course is free. Breakfast will be provided for those who register prior to 10/30. Breakfast starts at 7:00am, and the course itself will begin at 7:30am.

This live activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 4.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

KHC HIIN Webinar - October 24

October 24, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly meeting on the fourth Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. CT.  This month's event will take place October 24 and will serve as a kick-off to the new six-month Sprint to help hospitals in their falls prevention/early mobility program efforts.

Monthly KHC HIIN meetings provide direct access to subject matter experts, peer-to-peer sharing and KHC HIIN project leaders.  This also is a good opportunity to stay in the know about the project, progress to date, resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.

Project ECHO: Opioid Use Disorder

Project ECHO
Opioid Use Disorder (Register)
Fridays, 12PM - 1PM
- September 28
- October 5
- October 12
- October 19
- October 26
- November 2
- November 9
- November 16

Project ECHO uses video-conferencing technology to offer case-based learning and collaborative medical education through a local, virtual community of practice. All PCPs and their teams, Emergency Medicine Clinicians, Behavioral Health Specialists, Social Workers, Community Health Workers, and Public Health Professionals are welcome to participate. CE will be available for Physicians, Nurses and Social Workers. Pharmacy and Dental CE is pending. AMA PRA non-physician Certificate of Attendance will be available for all other participants.

Flyer (PDF)

KHC HIIN Webinar - September 26

September 26, 2018

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

 

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend a virtual meeting on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. CT.  The monthly meetings provide direct access to subject matter experts, peer-to-peer sharing and KHC HIIN project leaders.  This also is a good opportunity to stay in the know about the project, progress to date, resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.

Compass PTN Learning Event

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Click to download the feature presentations!

Presentations will be uploaded as received. Paper copies will not be available.

Kendra Tinsley and Dr. Kirsten Meisinger: Effective Strategies for Team-Based Care (Presentation PDF)

Dr. Tom Evans: Bridging the Gap between Compass PTN and Value Based Care (Presentation PDF)

Dr. Doug Patten: Integrating Patients as Members of Their Own Care Team (Presentation PDF)

 

This course offering is approved for six (6) CE contact hours applicable for RN and LPN re-licesure by the Kansas State Board of Nursing!

Flyer and Agenda (PDF)

 

Featuring Innovative Projects from Exemplary Practices in Kansas:

Kimberly Allman, MD, Family Physicians of Kansas, Andover

Klas Daniel Miller, DO, Sunflower OB-GYN, Winfield

Elisha N. Yaghmai, MD, FreeState Health, Wichita

Mallory Roberson, Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Pittsburg

Duane Wedel, McPherson Medical & Surgical Associates, McPherson

Tiffany Trapp, RN, of Rush County Medical Clinic, La Crosse

Family Health Center, Lakin

Plus presentations and facilitation by:

Kirsten Meisinger, MD, TCPI National Faculty

Doug Patten, MD, FACS, Compass PTN Faculty

Tom Evans, MD, Compass PTN President & CEO

Justin Moore, MD, FACP, Health ICT

Kendra Tinsley, MS, MHCDS, CPPS, KHC Executive Director

Eric Cook-Wiens, MPH, CPHQ, KHC Data & Measurement Director

Flyer and Agenda (PDF)

Presenter Bios (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

PTN Webinar: Preparing for an APM – What You Need to Know

Compass PTN
Preparing for an APM  What You Need to Know
Thursday, July 26, 11 a.m. to noon CST (Register)
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 11 a.m. to noon CST
(Register)

Interested in APMs, but not sure if you're ready? Wondering about next steps?

Did You Know? Moving into an APM or Advanced APM is a great next step for many QPP practices. Benefits to ECs may include:
•    Higher payment adjustments (depending on the APM & meeting threshold requirements)
•    Reduced reporting burden to CMS
•    Potential for maximum incentive payments under the QPP
•    Greater alignment with CMS goals for higher quality, more cost-effective care

This webinar features Dr. Don Klitgaard, founder of Heartland Rural Physician Alliance & MedLink Advantage in Iowa. Dedicated to helping independent practices thrive under value-based care, Dr. Klitgaard offers knowledge & expertise in organizing, managing, & supporting ACOs made up of independent physicians & practices.

Covered Topics Include:
•    Small practice considerations for joining an ACO
•    How to get started with an Advanced APM, including how to join an ACO

KHC HIIN Webinar - August 22

August 22, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend a virtual meeting on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. CT.  The monthly meetings provide direct access to subject matter experts, peer-to-peer sharing and KHC HIIN project leaders.  This also is a good opportunity to stay in the know about the project, progress to date, resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.

This month, we will welcome Betsy Lee, MSPH, RN, improvement advisor from Cynosure Health, along with two Kansans who recently completed the 2018 Quality Improvement Fellowship sponsored by the HRET HIIN and conducted with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

Tina Capeder, MBA, director of quality, risk and compliance at Anderson County Hospital in Garnett, Kansas, will share a project she is leading to prevent falls with injury, starting in their long-term care unit.  In addition, Tammy Cunningham, RN, BSN, quality and outcomes coordinator for Olathe Health System, will share a project she is leading to reduce 30-day all-cause readmissions.  Tina and Tammy will share background to selecting their projects, development of their driver diagrams, measures, data, lessons-learned and plans for overcoming barriers, and next steps.

KHC HIIN Webinar - July 25

July 25, 2018 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend a virtual meeting on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. CT.  The monthly meetings provide direct access to subject matter experts, peer-to-peer sharing and KHC HIIN project leaders. This also is a good opportunity to stay in-the-know about the project, progress to date, resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.

This month's topic will be a follow-up to the KHC HIIN Sepsis Champion Workshop, which was held in Manhattan on June 27.

Suzanne Fletcher, Wesley Healthcare sepsis coordinator, and Maryanne Whitney, Cynosure Health improvement advisor, and others will be on hand to continue the dialogue on several topics covered at the workshop that day.

In the evaluations received, several attendees asked for more information and discussion related to sepsis transfer and related barriers.  Maryanne will share what a small group of hospitals learned during the recently completed HRET HIIN SNAP hospital project on sepsis transfers.  (SNAP is the acronym for Safety Networks to Accelerate Performance, HRET's voluntary learning networks that address emerging best practices related to HIIN topics.)  Maryanne also will introduce the new driver diagram and the transfer tool that was developed as a part of the SNAP, which was co-led by Suzie and Dr. Brent Duran at Wesley Healthcare.  You will be among the first to have it!

We also will hear from Michelle Sigmund from the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care.  She will introduce a new hospital-specific sepsis readmissions report that KFMC will soon be providing for your hospital.

Kansas Self-Management Education Group Leader Training (Olathe)

Chronic Disease Self Management Program
November 5, 6, 13, 14 (four-day training session) 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Diabetes Self-Management Program Cross-Training
December 4, 2018; 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment
11875 S. Sunsuset Drive, Lower Conference Room
Olathe, KS 66061

Click here to register.
(Flyer)

Kansas Healthcare Collaborative is pleased to support Kansas Self-Management Education (KSME). KSME offers several opportunities to become a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) group leader and/or a Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) group leader throughout the year. Training is provided free of charge. Once trained, group leaders are supplied all workshop related materials. This includes books and CDs for every participant, paper charts needed for workshops, dry erase markers, etc. Group leaders are expected to adhere to program fidelity and data collection expectations. Group leaders must attend all four days of training to become certified in CDSMP. Group leaders must attend the fifth session to become certified in DSMP. To continue certification, leaders must facilitate one workshop every 12 months. Failure to facilitate a workshop will result in termination of certification.

Practices participating in Compass PTN may be eligible for travel reimbursements. Please reach out to your KHC Quality Improvement Advisor, if interested.

Click here to register.

 

 

 

KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network

Sepsis Champion Workshop
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Four Points by Sheraton
530 Richards Dr.
Manhattan, KS

Note:  Online registration is now closed.  For late registrations, contact Chuck Duffield at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (785) 235-0763 x1327.

This one-day workshop is offered free of charge to Kansas hospital sepsis prevention teams and individuals.  This workshop will build upon previous educational events to continue advancing knowledge for sepsis prevention, early recognition and effective treatment. This course and content is provided by physician-led faculty at Wesley Healthcare, along with a sepsis improvement advisor from Cynosure Health.

Topics include:

  • Why focus on sepsis?
  • Sepsis pathophysiology
  • Procalcitonin and antimicrobial stewardship
  • Pediatric sepsis
  • Transfer optimization
  • Effective nurse/physician communication
  • Effective patient, family and community communication
  • Preventing sepsis readmissions
  • Process improvement, organizational change
  • Next steps

Hotel Reservations
If you need overnight accommodations for Tuesday night, June 26, dial the hotel at (785) 587-5571 to make your reservation. Rooms are now subject to availability; the KHC room block ended Friday, June 15. Breakfast is included.

Travel Assistance
KHC is offering to reimburse mileage and highway tolls (up to $100) for one vehicle and up to two individual hotel rooms (including applicable taxes) for each eligible hospital. To be eligible for travel assistance, a hospital must be a participant in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) and be located 50 or more miles from Manhattan, Kansas. KHC will provide an expense reimbursement form at the workshop.

Lunch
Box lunches, including beverage, will be available for purchase onsite for $10. Cash or credit cards may be accepted. (Cash is recommended.)

Refreshments
Water service will be provided in the meeting room. Morning coffee service will be available in the hotel lobby, and other refreshments are available in the gift shop.  We apologize for any inconvenience; federal contract requirements forbid KHC and its partners from sponsoring any food items for the HIIN-related meeting.

Questions?
Contact the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative at 785-235-0763 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KHC HIIN Webinar - May 23

May 23, 2018
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0:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend a virtual meeting on May 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. CT.  The monthly meetings provide direct access to subject matter experts, peer-to-peer sharing and KHC HIIN project leaders. This also is a good opportunity to stay in-the-know about the project, progress to date, resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.

We are pleased to announce that Steve Tremain, MD, physician improvement advisor with Cynosure Health, will be our guest presenter for this month's HIIN meeting. We will focus on transparency, training, board engagement and truth telling.  We will discuss how to share data -- and stories -- with your leadership and the board.

 

KHC HIIN Webinar - April 25

April 25, 2018 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network will come together for a virtual meeting at 10:00 a.m. CT, Wednesday, April 25.

 

Topic:  "Building skill and will at the bedside"
Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers/Injuries

Please join KHC and your peers, along with Jackie Conrad, RN, BS, MBA, RCC, an improvement advisor for Cynosure Health, in a conversation about preventing hospital-acquired pressure ulcers/injuries.  In addition to information about prevalence studies and their value, Jackie will discuss strategies to engage and energize much-needed champions, as well as share ideas for building front line staff skills in preventing and managing pressure ulcers.

In February, more than 50 front-line clinicians from hospitals across the state attended a KHC HIIN Wound Assessment Course, which received outstanding reviews by the participants.  We have invited participants to share a few highlights or  "pearls" of knowledge they took back to implement in their facilities.

Jackie also will share case studies and creative things that hospitals across the country are doing to address HAPU/I prevention -- from the first week of staff orientation to ongoing clinical education. Valuable online resources also will be shared.

We invite you to include your chief nursing officers, nurse managers and your wound care specialists in this special learning event.

The KHC team also will provide updates on progress to date in the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), upcoming events and opportunities.

 

 

 

Kansas Workshop: Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship

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Join us for a team-based, antimicrobial stewardship program-building workshop.

When:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Workshop location:
Four Points by Sheraton
530 Richards Dr.
Manhattan, KS

Room reservations
If you need overnight accommodations for the night of May 14, please reserve your room at the Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan.  To make hotel reservations, dial (785) 539-5311. The KHC room block has now expired.

Travel Scholarships
Hospitals may apply for travel scholarships to defray mileage and provide hotel reimbursement for up to three rooms per hospital. Scholarships are limited.

Questions?
Contact the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative at 785-235-0763 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kansas PFAC Collaborative Workshop – Great Bend

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Perkins Restaurant
Great Bend, KS

This one-day training session is for all Kansas hospital teams participating in the 2018 Kansas PFA/PFAC Collaborative (cohort 4) offered through the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN).

An identical workshop will be held in Topeka, Kansas, on March 14.

  • Agenda (pdf)
  • Online registration has closed.  For assistance, contact Alyssa Miller at KHC, 785-235-0763 x1330 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kansas PFAC Collaborative Workshop - Topeka

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
KMS/KaMMCO Conference Center
623 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS

This one-day training session is for Kansas hospital teams located on the eastern half of the state participating in the 2018 Kansas PFA/PFAC Collaborative (cohort 4) offered through the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN).

An identical workshop will be held in Great Bend, Kansas, on March 15.

  • Agenda (pdf)
  • Online registration has closed.  For assistance, contact Alyssa Miller at KHC, 785-235-0763 x1330 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KHC HIIN Wound Assessment Seminar

February 8-9, 2018
HaysMed
Hadley Conference Center
2220 Canterbury Dr.
Hays, KS

From the novice to the well-seasoned veteran, this 1.5-day Wound Assessment Seminar for hospitals in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network will advance clinical skills and knowledge for front-line health care professionals.

Day 1 will provide a step-by-step approach for conducting the perfect wound assessment.  This includes tissue types, wound etiologies and pressure ulcer staging.  Day 2 will introduce new international pressure ulcer guidelines and recommendations for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment, including the “how to” for implementing guidelines within your facility.

Training will be provided by The Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI®).  WCEI educational programs include comprehensive courses in skin and wound management, diabetic wound management and ostomy management.  Continuing education programs offered through webinars, seminars and national conference support the standards of care necessary for improved patient outcomes.

Continuing education will be available for nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists.

Update (2/6/2018):  Online registration is now closed.  For information, contact Chuck Duffield at KHC, 785-235-0763 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KHC HIIN Webinar

March 28, 2018 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network will come together for a virtual meeting on March 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. CT.

Topic:

Post-Fall Management:  Getting to Types of Falls, Repeat Falls and Determining Preventability

All organizations strive for falls to be “never events” in healthcare.  However,  falls remain among the top adverse events patients experience in our care.

Please join Pat Quigley, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, for a conversation about getting to causes of injury when patients fall in our care.  Dr. Quigley will share a redesigned Post-Fall Huddle Process and Form to help clinicians discover the sources of injuries so that organizations can plan and implement protective interventions.

During this session,  participants will appreciate the role of a post-fall huddle as a group consensus approach to determine immediate/root cause of the fall.  Dr. Quigley will provide tools for post-fall assessment, case studies for application, and resources to determine preventability. She will also outline a program evaluation model to determine post-fall huddle program effectiveness.

 

 

KHC HIIN Webinar

February 28, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network will come together for a virtual meeting on February 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. CT.

Participants will explore approaches to developing patient and family advisory programs for their hospitals.  Allison Chrestensen, principal patient and family engagement consultant, Tandem Healthcare Solutions, will discuss concepts related to culture, leadership and resources, as well as share information about the 2018 break-through Collaborative now starting through the KHC HIIN.

The recording will be posted in the KHC HIIN Educational archive by Friday, March 2.

KHC Leadership in Quality Award - Call for Nominations

We invite you to submit nominations to the 2018 KHC Leadership in Quality Award, presented by the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative.

The 10th annual KHC Leadership in Quality Award will be presented at the 2018 Summit on Quality, May 4 in Wichita. The nomination deadline is Friday, January 5, 2018.

All Kansas health care providers and organizations are eligible for the KHC Leadership in Quality Award.

The award is presented annually to recognize leadership and innovation in quality improvement and patient safety.

$5,000 will be presented to the grand prize winner, thanks to the generous sponsorship of KaMMCO (Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company) Foundation. Our partner, the KaMMCO Foundation, is an ardent supporter of initiatives that improve patient safety, reduce risk of harm and focus on the patient as the center of care.

More information and Nomination Forms are available here.

If you have questions, contact Toni Dixon, KHC Communications Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or (785) 231-1322.

Kansas STRIVE Meeting

March 7, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
2098 Airport Road
Wichita, KS

The Kansas STRIVE learning event is conducted by KHC, KDHE, KFMC and the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) for the 21 Kansas hospital teams participating in the STRIVE (States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement) project.

Questions?  Contact Chuck Duffield, KHC, at (785) 235-0763 x1327.

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar April 2018

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar
April 6, 2018
Session #4
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

The KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative features one-hour virtual meetings for participating Kansas hospitals. The quarterly sessions promote peer-to-peer sharing, resources and tools in support of strengthening hand hygiene adherence and practices. The link to join the webinar will be mailed to enrolled participants.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

2018 Summit on Quality

May 4, 2018
Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, Kansas

The 10th Annual Summit on Quality is presented by Kansas Healthcare Collaborative and Kansas Foundation for Medical Care.  Online registration has closed.  Walk-in registrations will be accepted.

Join us and your colleagues for our one-day health care quality educational summit in Wichita on Friday, May 4.  Two national keynote presenters, four breakout sessions and numerous poster presentations will be available.  In addition, the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative will present its 2018 Leadership in Quality Award, sponsored by the KaMMCO Foundation, during the luncheon.

Keynote Presentations

Szymczak

Toward a More "Human Stewardship: The Sociology of Antimicrobial Prescribing

Julia Szymczak, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

SomaStout

Pathways to Population and Community Health

Somova Stout, MD, MS, vice president, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; executive lead, 100 Million Healthier Lives

 

Hotel Accommodations

The Summit on Quality will be held this year at the Hyatt Regency Wichita, 400 N. Waterman St.  Make your reservation by calling (316) 293-1234. The Summit on Quality room block cutoff date was April 11, 2018.

 

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar - August 2018

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar
August 3, 2018
Session #5
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

The KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative features one-hour virtual meetings for participating Kansas hospitals. The quarterly sessions promote peer-to-peer sharing, resources and tools in support of strengthening hand hygiene adherence and practices. The link to join the webinar will be mailed to enrolled participants.

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