Total Time Commitment: 2 hrs 30 min
Participation Duration: 365 days
Group Size: 3 to 20 Group Members
Credits Available: Up to 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, and 1.5 ANP Contact Hours. Please refer to the individual self-study modules for details. 

Heart failure (HF) is the most common cause of hospitalization in patients over 65 years of age and leads to 6.5 million hospital days per year in the US. Readmissions are common following hospitalization for HF; an estimated 1 million HF patients are re-hospitalized each year. This curriculum is designed to help participants improve their Quality Improvement skills by exploring how to successfully implement, and sustain, interventions that improve this important quality measure.

Self Study

Live Group Discussions

  • Group Discussion 1

    This first web conference will focus on some common scenarios leading to high HF readmission rates and how you can lead or participate in quality improvement projects addressing this issue.

  • Group Discussion 2

    This web conference will discuss a typical PDSA cycle and how to identify, collect, and interpret data that will help direct your intervention enhancements. Shared experiences will be highly encouraged!

Group Tasks

  • Reducing Heart Failure Readmission Rates in a Large Urban Health System in the Northeast

    This group task will focus on the key success factors in initiating and implementing a quality improvement project to reduce readmission rates in heart failure patients.

  • Reducing Heart Failure Readmission Rates in a Southern Rural Regional Hospital

    This group task will focus on the key success factors in initiating and implementing a quality improvement project to reduce readmission rates in heart failure patients.

Interested in becoming a Group Leader?

Requirements:
Group Leaders will have 8–10 years of post-training in cardiology and led QI projects in their institution.
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