Members Gather to Learn About Critical Care Issues, Burnout Prevention

Posted on October 30, 2018

Michele Harris, McLaren Flint receives a certificate from Gary Roth, DO, MBA, FACOS, FCCM, FACS, chief medical officer, MHA, for McLaren’s storyboard presentation on C. diff infection reduction.The MHA Keystone Center held its annual Fall Workshop Oct. 23 at the JW Marriott, Grand Rapids. The event drew more than 100 nurses, critical care educators, intensivists, care transition coordinators and quality improvement professionals to learn how to drive improvement in the critical care setting.

Nationally-recognized speakers and subject matter experts, Catherine L. Hough, MD, MSC, professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Jennifer Stevens, MD, associate director, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; and Jennifer Leckie, CCRN-CSC/CMC, RN, Hillcrest HealthCare System, Tulsa, OK, facilitated discussions on intensive care unit (ICU) clinician burnout and quality improvement.

The workshop featured presentations from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Pay-for-Performance Peer Group 1-4 members hospitals, which highlighted successful practices on harm reduction and intended to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and improve care.

Beaumont Hospital – Trenton discussed the transformation within its ICU and the importance of transparency and communication between the patient, family and entire care team.

Attendees also participated in a breakout activity that focused on burnout prevention. Members got to work with people within their facility as well as those from other facilities at their designated tables to come up with ways to prevent burnout at the system level, team level, and individual level.

Overall, attendees were able to walk away from the event with practical insights on burnout and quality improvement that will hopefully foster collaboration and drive change within their hospitals.

Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center.


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