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Implementation of Core Measures

Discuss an implementation plan using the change process for the introduction of the core measure (Pneumonia from JCAHO's Core Measures). Please include a description of the core measure, the date element, the relationship of the core measure to an organization's mission, vision, values or key results, involvement of middle management and staff, potential challenges and evaluation strategy.

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1. Discuss an implementation plan using the change process for the introduction of the core measure (Pneumonia from JCAHO's Core Measures). Please include a description of the core measure and the date element.

Example: Pneumonia from JCAHO's Core Measures

PN-1 Oxygenation assessment-Pneumonia patients who had an assessment of arterial oxygenation by arterial blood gas measurement or pulse oximetry within 24 hours prior to or after arrival at the hospital.

PN-2 Pneumococcal screening and/or vaccination-Pneumonia patients age 65 and older who were screened for pneumococcal vaccine status and were administered the vaccine prior to discharge, if indicated.

PN-3a Blood Cultures for ICU - Blood Cultures Performed Within 24 Hours Prior to or 24 Hours After Hospital Arrival for Patients Who Were Transferred or Admitted to the ICU Within 24 Hours of Hospital Arrival

PN-3b Blood Culture Before First Antibiotic-Number of pneumonia inpatients whose blood cultures are collected before the first dose of antibiotic (IV, IM, PO, or NG) is administered in the hospital.

PN-4 Adult smoking cessation advice/counseling-Pneumonia patients with a history of smoking cigarettes who are given smoking cessation advice or counseling during hospital stay.

PN-5 Antibiotic timing-The time, in minutes, from hospital arrival to administration of first antibiotic for inpatients with ...

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Discusses an implementation plan using the change process for the introduction of the core measure e.g. pneumonia from JCAHO's Core Measures, including a description of the core measure, the date element, and other dimensions.

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