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VCSQI Spring Quarterly Meeting
VCSQI Spring Quarterly Meeting

Thu, Mar 28


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden / Zoom

VCSQI Spring Quarterly Meeting

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Time & Location

Mar 28, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden / Zoom, 1800 Lakeside Ave, Henrico, VA 23228, USA

About the event

Networking Hour: 4:00-5:00 PM 

Dinner Service: 5:00 PM

Final Agenda TBA

Meeting Highlights:

Mohammed Quader, MD (VCU) – VCSQI Board Updates:

  1. Present detailed and comprehensive updates on the VCSQI's ongoing projects, initiatives, and outcomes, ensuring the board is fully informed about the organization's current status and progress.
  2. Actively engage members during updates, encouraging open discussion, feedback, and input on the VCSQI's strategies, challenges, and opportunities for growth and improvement.
  3. Ensure that all updates and discussions are aligned with the VCSQI's overarching goals and values, promoting a consistent approach to transforming cardiovascular care and enhancing patient experience and value.

Eddie Fonner (VCSQI – Data Review:

  1. Conduct an in-depth analysis of the latest data from STS and CathPCI registries, focusing on key performance metrics, patient outcomes, and practice variations among VCSQI member institutions.
  2. Identify best practices and gaps in care by comparing current data against established cardiovascular care guidelines and standards.
  3. Develop actionable recommendations based on the data analysis, aimed at bridging identified gaps and enhancing patient care.

Dana Milner (VCU) - Decreasing Prolonged Intubation in the Cardiac Surgery ICU: A Quality Improvement Project:

  1. Conduct a comprehensive review and analysis of the current intubation practices and durations in the cardiac surgery ICU, identifying prevalent trends, challenges, and factors contributing to prolonged intubation.
  2. Identify evidence-based best practices and protocols for intubation and extubation in the cardiac surgery ICU setting, and implement these practices to minimize the duration of intubation without compromising patient safety.
  3. Enhance collaboration and communication among the interdisciplinary team members in the cardiac surgery ICU, fostering a cohesive approach to managing and reducing prolonged intubation.

For an overview of VCSQI Quarterly Meetings, visit VCSQI Quarterly Meetings Overview.

Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative Conference

March 28, 2024 5:30 – 7:30 pm ET

Dr. Mohammed Quader, Virginia Commonwealth University

Eddie Fonner, Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative

Dana Milner, Virginia Commonwealth University

In-person: Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

Virtual: obtained after registrating 

Jointly Provided by the University of Virginia School of Medicine and UVA School of Nursing and Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative

Course Description: This series is tailored for VCSQI Quarterly Meetings, focusing on the evolving landscape of cardiac care, including diagnostic, therapeutic, and professional practices. The meetings serve as a platform to review, assess, and integrate new technologies and research in the realm of cardiac surgery and care. By employing a multidisciplinary approach, these gatherings ensure that cardiac patients receive prompt, guideline-aligned treatment, leading to an overall improvement in the quality of care. Participants will enhance their collaborative skills with peers and experts in the cardiac community, gain familiarity with resources and programs available in their service areas, and benefit from the insights of leading subject matter experts in cardiac health.

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, PAs

Desired Outcomes: At the conclusion of these activities, participants will be able to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the latest research and data in cardiovascular care
  • Integrate data-driven insights into clinical practice, leading to better patient outcomes.
  • Increase consistency in applying value-based practices across different healthcare settings.
  • Develop enhanced skills in interpreting and applying cardiovascular data, such as insights from STS and CathPCI registries, to improve clinical decision-making and patient care strategies.
  • Learn knowledge and practical strategies for aligning their clinical practices with the latest evidence-based guidelines and best practices in cardiovascular care.
  • Apply consistent, high-quality care techniques that positively impact patient outcomes, focusing on reducing variability in treatment and enhancing patient-centered approaches in cardiovascular care.

Accreditation and Designation Statements:

In support of improving patient care, the University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 2.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing awards 2.0 contact hours for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 2.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing awards 2.0 hours of participation (consistent with the designated number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM or ANCC contact hours) to a participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing maintains a record of participation for six (6) years.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.0 MOC II self-assessment points and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification

(MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Full Disclosure Policy Affecting CME Activities: As a joint accredited provider, the University of Virginia Office of CME/CE requires attested and signed global disclosure of the existence of all financial interests or relationships with commercial interest from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME.

No one in a position to control the content of this educational activity has disclosed a relevant financial interest or relationship with any commercial interest

Disclosure of faculty financial affiliations

The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing as a Joint Accreditation Provider adhere to the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, released in December 2020, as well as Commonwealth of Virginia statutes, University of Virginia policies and procedures, and associated federal and private regulations and guidelines. As the accredited provider for this CE/IPCE activity, we are responsible for ensuring that healthcare professionals have access to professional development activities that are based on best practices and scientific integrity that ultimately supports the care of patients and the public.

All individuals involved in the development and delivery of content for an accredited CE/IPCE activity are expected to disclose relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies occurring within the past 24 months (such as grants or research support, employee, consultant, stock holder, member of speakers bureau, etc.). The University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing employ appropriate mechanisms to resolve potential conflicts of interest and ensure the educational design reflects content validity, scientific rigor and balance for participants. Questions about specific strategies can be directed to the University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

The faculty, staff, CE Advisory Committee and planning committee engaged in the development and/or peer review of this CE/IPCE activity in the Joint Accreditation CE Office of the School of Medicine and School of Nursing have no financial affiliations to disclose.

Disclosure of discussion of non-FDA approved uses for pharmaceutical products and/or medical devices

As a Joint Accreditation provider, the University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing, requires that all faculty presenters identify and disclose any off-label or experimental uses for pharmaceutical and medical device products. It is recommended that each clinician fully review all the available data on new products or procedures prior to clinical use.

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