VQI to discuss quality improvement projects, clinical practice guidelines


The SVS Vascular Quality Initiative will discuss two important topics on Tuesday, July 7: quality improvement projects and the VQI, and clinical practice guidelines.

Gary Lemmon, MD, will moderate the quality improvement abstracts from noon to 1 p.m.

Adrian Fung, MD, of Covenant Health Grey Nuns Hospital (Canada) will talk on, “Obtaining closure: Utilizing VQI data to obtain approval for routine usage of Perclose ProGlide devices for EVAR.”

Julie Mason, RVT, Jobst ProMedica Toledo, will present, “Collaboration between health system and hemodialysis center to capture follow up data.”

Robin Acino, MPH, Jobst ProMedica Toledo, will deliver a talk entitled,  “Review of 30-day follow up & readmissions to optimize post-operative care”

Meanwhile, Jennifer Landis, PA-C, Nashville Vascular and Vein Institute will present, “Using VQI and EMR chart alerts to increase compliance of statin and aspirin, a retrospective study”; and Sue Nappo, RN, Catholic Health System, delivers, “Implementation of providing patients with surgical site care instructions and supply kits on day of discharge to decrease surgical site infections.”

From 1 to 2 p.m. on July 7, VQI medical director Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, MD, will discuss, “Using the VQI to monitor compliance with clinical practice guidelines.” Leila Mureebe, MD, will moderate.

Separate registration for VQI events is required. Register here. See the full VQI lineup at the link here.


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