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Webinar | Measuring Quality Outcomes

Gannett Healthcare Group

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Webinar | Measuring Quality Outcomes

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Title: Measuring Quality Outcomes
 Date: Wednesday,  January 29, 2014
Time:  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST;  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM MST;  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST)
How do we measure quality patient care?  Is it because the person can be discharged? Their lab values are within normal limits?  Vital signs normalized? These measures, while important, are perhaps missing the MOST important outcomes.  Learn measurement techniques and methods used to evaluate the effectiveness of patient safety efforts and target specific areas for improvement.
  • Registered Nurses: 1.0 contact hour    
  • Registered Dietitian:  1.0 CPEU (Level 2)


Learning Objectives 

The goal of this webinar is to explore the basic concepts of quality measurement as it applies to the advancement of safe, cost-effective care.

  Upon completion, participants will be able to do the following:  

  1.  Identify two basic components of quality measurement

  2.  Describe a common framework guiding quality measurement in the healthcare setting

  3.  Explore the relationship of patient-centered care to quality measurement



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Vallire Hooper, PhD, RN, CPAN, FAAN is a recognized advocate for the promotion of safe, quality patient care.  Dr. Hooper is the Manager of Nursing Research for Mission Health System in Asheville, NC.  She has over 25 years of experience in the area of perianesthesia nursing as a staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, and researcher.  Dr. Hooper's research interests include the relationship of evidence-based practice to patient quality and safety, with a specific focus on the development of multi-disciplinary evidence-based guidelines, the translation of those guidelines to practice, and comparative-effectiveness research examining the effect of singular and combined evidence-based interventions on patient outcome.  Dr. Hooper has previously served on the National Quality Forum's Steering Committee for the Endorsement & Maintenance of Complications-Related Patient Safety Measures.  She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, where she is a member of the Acute and Critical Care Expert Panel and is the co-chair of the Quality Expert Panel.


Audience and Requirements 


Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitian (Level 2)

Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate

After listening to the webinar presentation, complete the course test online. With a score of 75% or better and completing the evaluation, you may immediately print your CE certificate of completion or save a pdf of it for your records. You may also request a copy to be sent to you by mail. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.

Jurisdictional Requirements

Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. 

Accommodations for Disabilities

Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodation; please contact the CE office at (800) 866-0919.

Grievance Procedure

Gannett Education is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. Gannett Education will comply with all responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in activities, program content, and in treatment of participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, and members of the continuing education division.

While Gannett Education attempts to assure fair treatment of all participants, we recognize grievances that may require intervention. Grievances are handled in the following manner:

When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance, the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, will evaluate the nature of the complaint. If it is meritorious, the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, will instruct the staff to implement any necessary changes in the course. The complainant will receive a response from the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, or designated staff within 5 working days.

You may file a complaint by telephone or email.

Telephone #: 800.866.0919



Webinar Details

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How to Register/Attend:
  1. Complete the Webinar Pre-Registration Form above.
  2. Receive an email with a link to confirm your “seat” reservation. There are a limited number of seats for each webinar so please be sure to open the email, click the link, and reserve your seat.
  3. After reserving your seat you will receive an email from GoToWebinar with more details about the webinar event.
  4. The day prior and the hour prior to the webinar you should receive reminder emails with links to launch the webinar.
  5. You should log on the webinar at least 10-15 minutes before the event begins so you will have ample time to download the webinar client and log on.  It is highly suggested that you view the webinar on Internet Explorer 9 or another browser such as Firefox, Chrome or Safari. If viewing on an IE version 8 or below, you may have trouble connecting to the webinar.
  6. If you are unable to attend the live session, please visit 2-3 days after the event to view the recording. You will still be able to earn CE credit after the live event.
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Disclosures to Participants:

Webinars must be attended in their entirety and the evaluation form must be completed to receive a certificate of completion.

The planners and presenter(s)/author(s) of this course have declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity.

Gannett Education guarantees the content of these educational activities are free from bias.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate

After listening to the webinar presentation, complete and successfully pass the course test online.  In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.


Accreditation: educational events are provided by Gannett Education.

Gannett Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Board of Nursing (provider no. FBN 50-1489) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider no. CEP 13213).

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 Gannett Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).  This course is a level 2.

Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Have questions about Webinar | Measuring Quality Outcomes? Contact Gannett Healthcare Group


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