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Multicare Health System: Quality Urine Samples and Clinical, Process and Fiscal Outcomes
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.
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.
After completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Jeanette Harris, MS, MSM, BS, MT(ASCP), CIC
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
CME Release and Expiration Dates
Enduring Archive Release Date: March 31, 2016
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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.
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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
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
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PACE Release And Expiration Dates
Enduring Archive P.A.C.E.® Release Date: March 31, 2016
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Commercial Support Statement
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Becton-Dickinson.
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