A Multidisciplinary Team Approach in
Treating CHF and Preventing Re-admission
March 7, 2013
Date: March, 7, 2013
Location: Nicholls State University– Betsy C. Ayo Hall Auditorium
Time: 8:00 a.m. Registration – 3:30 p.m. Education Activity Ends
Credit: 5.5 contact hours
Speaker: Dr. Bart Denys, MD, FACC, FSCAI, is currently the Clinical Research Director of the Cardiovascular Institute of the South. He has been practicing cardiology for 30 years and has hundreds of publications in the field of clinical cardiology, interventional cardiology and clinical research. He is Certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular subspecialty boards, interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology and medical acupuncturist. .
Jessica B. Thibodaux, APRN, MSN, FNPC is currently a staff Nurse Practitioner at the Cardiovascular Institute of the South.
Jude Hebert, RN, BSN is currently the Medical Service Coordinator at the Cardiovascular Institute of the South and Cardiovascular Logistics Birmingham, Alabama.
Dana Rodrigue RN, BSN Chief Quality Resource Officer Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Dana is responsible for TRMC’s quality program and medical staff functions. She is the executive sponsor for a collaborative project focused on improving the care and outcomes of cardiac patients withing 5 cohorts.
Gina Thibodaux RN, ASN Director of Case Management Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. She is the Project leader for the organization in improving outcomes for cardiac patients. Gina is a member of the Case Management Society of America and has presented at Annual Case Management Conferences as well as TRMC leadership sessions.
Melissa Folse RN ASN Quality Review Clinician at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Melissa has presented “Bullet Proof” Strategies for Quality Measurement Success at Thomas Reuters Healthcare Advantage Conference as well as numerous leadership sessions at TRMC.
Tina Caro RN BSN is a Quality Review Clinician at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center and is responsible for the implementation, monitoring, and compliance with publicly reported outcomes.
This educational activity is designed for healthcare providers who work with CHF patients. The goal is to educate health care personnel on the multidisciplinary team approach to treating CHF and methods to prevent readmission of clients with CHF. At the end of the program the participant will be able to discuss current trends and challenges associated with acute and chronic heart failure; identify best practices for nursing care of patients with acute and chronic CHF; describe strategies to prevent heart failure readmission and maximize clinical reimbursement; identify the nurses role in the transition from the inpatient setting and educating patients on essential skills for maximum wellness and self-care; identify the impact of the regulatory environment of heart failure management; identify the CMS quality measures and their impact on acute care case management for heart failure.
Target audience: Rn’s employed in any health care setting where there are cardiac patients.