The National Kidney Foundation has created a handy online tool to enable primary care clinicians to identify and reduce CKD risk through implementation of an action plan for patients. Emphasizing early Cardiovascular risk reduction as the key to better CKD outcomes, this interactive tool gives the user ready strategies for timely, evidence-based interventions, plus downloadable information for patients.
How Your Practice Can Get Involved
IPRO continues to accept new physician practices who are interested in promoting DSME to their patients. If you are interested in learning more about how you and your practice can work with us on this important effort, please contact us.
- Diabetes-Related Services Brochure – This brochure provides an overview of Medicare’s coverage of diabetes screening tests, diabetes self-management training, medical nutrition therapy, and supplies and other services for Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes.
- Glaucoma Screening Brochure – This brochure provides an overview of Medicare’s coverage of glaucoma screening tests, including the dilated eye exam with an IOP measurement.
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Health Disparities Pulse Center
- National Diabetes Education Program “Resources for Professionals”
- American Diabetes Association “Resources for Professionals”
IPRO IHI/ACC Hospital to Home (H2H) Initiative: Overview to New York Provider Community Webinar
March 10, 2010
- Attached…ideal for printing and placement on refrigerator.
AHRQ warfarin safety video
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers a free booklet and a video about blood thinner medicines. Staying Active and Healthy with Blood Thinners, a 10-minute video, features easy-to-understand explanations of how blood thinners work and why it’s important to take them correctly. Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely, a 24-page booklet, explains how these pills can help prevent dangerous blood clots from forming and what to expect when taking these medicines.
WEBINAR TELECONFERENCE AND CME
New York Warfarin Safety Series: PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF ORAL ANTICOAGULATION THERAPY MANAGEMENT
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 7:30-8:30AM EST
Speaker: Dr. Elaine M. Hylek, Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine
* View the recorded presentation via Webex (if presentation does not start automatically, follow the instructions on your screen). This link is broken.
* Power Point presentation (no audio) (ppt) please save to your computer and then open.
* SWAT Webinar Details (pdf)
* Click here to complete the program evaluation. Only when you complete the evaluation will you be directed to the exam site. (1) On the IPRO continuing education site, you must first sign-in (if you are a returning visitor) or register for a CME account. After this, you will see a list of available tests – please select “Take TestOnline” for the appropriate program. (2) While taking the test, you may open the test materials in another browser. A passing score of 8/10 correct answers are required for credit. You may re-take the post-test if necessary. (Please note, you won’t be able to view your answers.) (3) After successful completion, you will be directed to a page. Click on “Back to Main Menu”. (4) On your personal account page, click on “Personal Usage Report” then click on “Print Certificate” for the appropriate program. On the certificate page, please print the document for your records.
* This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Medical Society of the State of New York through the joint sponsorship of Lutheran Medical Center and IPRO, Inc. The Lutheran Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Lutheran Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of one (1) hour of Category I towards the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA/PRA). Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
This CME is available through December 31, 2010.
AHRQ Improving Warfarin Management Web Conference Thursday, June 18, 2009 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Although anticoagulation with warfarin has been shown to greatly improve patient outcomes in a number of cardiovascular conditions, multiple factors confound clinicians’ efforts to maintain patients within the therapeutic range. At the population level, suboptimal warfarin management contributes to a substantial number of avoidable hemorrhagic and thromboembolic events and deaths. While anticoagulation clinics have demonstrated improvement in patient management, financial pressures may prevent the establishment and maintenance of these traditional service models.
This Web conference will focus on the Improving Warfarin Management Toolkit, which was developed under the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety grant program. The Improving Warfarin Management Toolkit uses ISO 9001 principles to establish a virtual anticoagulation clinic. The Web conference will feature presentations from two individuals who helped develop the toolkit:
Carla S. Huber, ARNP, MS, Cedar Rapids Healthcare Alliance, Community Anticoagulation Therapy Clinic
Brion Hurley, MS, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Rockwell Collins
This event is sponsored by AHRQ and is the second in a series of Web conferences on warfarin management for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants and health system administrators in New York. The first Web conference, which was sponsored by IPRO, took place on April 28, 2009.
Please see “Making the Case for Quality” series from The American Society for Quality (www.asq.org) presents “Prescription for Community-Based Healthcare” [dated February 2008]
This article describes the Community Anticoagulation Therapy (CAT) Clinic of the Cedar Rapids Healthcare Alliance in which Carla Huber is the nurse coordinator. The primary goal is to provide patients with a better quality of service by connecting healthcare providers at a new level of communication and by implementing a process for quality assurance. The clinic model is described as “Coming Together with Quality”. Carla is quoted: Everything is in one place with written guidelines on how we treat our patients, collect data, and follow up on that data. It’s a true process from start to finish.