Activity Title

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Multicare Health System: Quality Urine Samples and Clinical, Process and Fiscal Outcomes

 

Session Description

Beginning October 1, 2008, Medicare ceased payment for treatment of some hospital-acquired infections (HAI). This nonpayment was a result of provisions in the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. One such HAI was catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). The reduction of reimbursement to healthcare providers for HAI CAUTI, resulted in a focus being placed on reducing infection in patients with foley catheters. Complicating the effort to reduce this type of infection is the significant number of false positive urine specimens still being reported due to poor collection, poor handling, poor storage, prolonged transport and prolonged testing.

This educational activity will provide a needed update to healthcare professionals on the implementation of best practices for urine collection, handling, storage, transport and testing. It will also address the healthcare costs associated with hospital-acquired infections and the need for improved infection control for healthcare system economic reasons as well as improved patient clinical outcomes.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for medical healthcare professionals who are involved with the collection of urine samples, including physicians, laboratory professionals, nurses, and other related clinical healthcare practitioners who may benefit from best-practices instruction in this topic area.

Learning Objectives

After completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the importance of collecting urine specimens correctly.
2. Describe the cost implications associated with poorly collected specimens.
3. Develop an education program for staff and patients on proper technique for urine collection.

Faculty

Jeanette Harris, MS, MSM, BS, MT(ASCP), CIC
Infection Preventionist – Surgical Services Specialist
MultiCare Health System
Puyallup, WA

Academic Review - Supplemental

An additional level of academic review was requested, and provided by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). We appreciate their support in the review and distribution of the information in this educational activity.

Educational Program Agenda

- 05 minutes: Activity Intro, Front Matter, Registration
- 50 minutes: Jeanette Harris, MS Presentation
- 05 minutes: Evaluation, Certificate
- 60 minutes: Total Activity Timeline

CME Release and Expiration Dates

Enduring Archive Release Date: March 31, 2016
Enduring Archive Expiration Date: March 31, 2017

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty reported the following financial relationship or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:  

 Name of Faculty  Reported Financial Relationship

 Jeanette Harris, MS, MSM, BS, MT, CIC

 Honoraria, Becton Dickinson

Planners and Managers

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:  

 Name of Planner or Manager  Reported Financial Relationship
 Amanda Glazar, PhD, Global Ed. Group
 Nothing to disclose
 Laura Gilsdorf, Global Ed. Group

 Nothing to disclose

 Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN, Global Ed. Group

 Nothing to disclose

  ASCLS Staff Reviewers  Nothing to disclose
  ASM Staff Reviewers  Nothing to Disclose

Physician Accreditation Statement - CME

Global Educaiona Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

*This CME/CE activity complies with all requirements of the Federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.

Physician Credit Designation - CME

Global Education Group designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's COA.  

This educational activity for up to 1.0 contact hour is provided by Global Education Group.  Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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How to Obtain CME Credit

Viewers are expected to view the entire activity before attempting to take the test and/or complete the activity evaluation. Successful completion will lead to the issuance of a certificate for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. To receive credit, the course must be completed between March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017.

Participation in this activity should be completed in approximately 1.0 hour. Please follow these steps in order to receive CME/CE credit for viewing the webcast:

  • Read all of the CME/CE accreditation information above.
  • View the complete webcast program.
  • Click on the link to apply for CME/CE credits.
  • Complete the online registration (registration is free).
  • Complete the online test and/or evaluation. Participants must receive a test score of at least 75% and answer all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. 

After successfully completing the online test and evaluation, your application will be immediatly processed and you will be given the opportunity to download a personalized CME/CE certificate for participation in this activity.

Credit Designation - Lab Professional, P.A.C.E.®

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science's Professional Acknowledgement for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) will provide 1.0 contact hour of credit.

Canadian Laboratory Professionals
P.A.C.E.® approved programs provide documented laboratory science related continuing education activity as required for maintaining continued competence for Canadian laboratory professionals.

This program has been approved for 1.0 P.A.C.E.® contact hour.

Accreditation Statement - Lab Professional, P.A.C.E.®

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.

How to Obtain P.A.C.E.® Credit

Viewers are expected to complete the presentation before attempting to submit contact information and the session evaluation. Participants who successfully complete the program will be awarded 1.0 contact hour. ASCLS P.A.C.E.®  is accepted by the ASCP Board of Certification and all states including Florida and California as an approved provider for continuing education. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees and will submit attendance to CE Broker. To receive credit, the course must be completed between March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017

Participation in this activity should be completed in approximately 1.0 hour. Please follow these steps in order to receive P.A.C.E.® credit for viewing the webcast:

  • Read all of the information above.
  • View the complete webcast program.
  • Click on the "Lab Professional" link to apply for P.A.C.E.® credit.
  • Complete the online registration (registration is free).
  • Complete the online evaluation.

After successful completion of this process, you will offered an opportunity to download and/or print a copy of an official ASCLS P.A.C.E.® certificate based on your attendance and completion of this ASCLS-sponsored P.A.C.E.® approved learning activity.

Should you have any P.A.C.E.® questions regarding this activity, please contact:

ASCLS P.A.C.E.®
1861 International Drive, Suite 200
McLean, VA 22102
Ph: 571-748-3776
Fx: 571-354-7570

Email:ascls@ascls.org
http://www.ascls.org/

 

PACE Release And Expiration Dates

Enduring Archive P.A.C.E.® Release Date: March 31, 2016
Enduring Archive P.A.C.E.® Expiration Date: March 31, 2017

 

Fee Information

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The American Society for Clinical Laboratory and Global Education Group do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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Multicare Health System: Quality Urine Samples and Clinical, Process and Fiscal Outcomes

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Commercial Support Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Becton-Dickinson.

Copyright

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