Reducing Harm from Respiratory Depression Associated with Opioids

Free Webinar for AARC members. (Recording link will be open to all interested).

The presentation will provide an overview of the latest published 2017 toolkit from the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI), designed to assist healthcare organizations in their efforts to reduce harm from respiratory depression associated with opioid administration.


Hospitals Are Not Airplanes: Seeking Reliability in Healthcare Through HCRO

In healthcare, we work in an ever-changing environment that is complex and very people-intensive. We have learned and imported best practices from other high-reliability industries, such as checklists used in aviation. These tools have helped move us toward higher reliability, which for us means providing care to every patient, in every site and setting, with each encounter, the way we intend to do so.


CHA, HQI and CDPH to Host Antibiotic Use Web Forum

California Hospital Association (CHA), the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will host a webinar April 5 from 9-10 a.m. (PT) to explain the National Healthcare Safety Network’s (NHSN) tool for helping hospitals track their antibiotic use. California law requires hospitals to implement an antimicrobial stewardship policy that meets guidelines established by the federal government and professional organizations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends tracking antibiotic use to identify ways to improve and assess the impact of antimicrobial stewardship efforts.

To help in those efforts, NHSN has developed an antibiotic use module that hospitals can use to track and analyze their antibiotic use data, and compare it to other U.S. hospitals. Benchmarking to national risk-adjusted data has been helpful in reducing health care-associated infections and may play an important role in antimicrobial stewardship.  


Introducing VTE Toolkit Webinar

Improving Health Care Response to Maternal Venous Thromboembolism Toolkit

The California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) and the CA Department of Public Health are proud to announce the release of A California Toolkit to Transform Maternity Care: Improving Health Care Response to Maternal Venous Thromboembolism.


CDC’s Targeted Assessment for Prevention Strategy
Three-Part Webinar Series

The Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) Strategy is a quality improvement framework developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to offer a focused approach to infection prevention and help hospitals and healthcare systems overcome challenges to preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). This three-part webinar series will explore how to run TAP reports using the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), strategies to complete the HAI specific assessments and how these tools can be used to guide infection prevention efforts.