Session ID: 
344

Reducing Acute Kidney Injury in the Elective Total Joint Population

11:30am - 12:00pm Friday, March 13
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W307A

Description

National studies demonstrated the average range of AKI to be approximately 9% in the THA/TKA elective population. After conducting a data analysis at this health system, it was identified that the acute kidney injury (AKI) and hypotension complications in the elective TKA/THA population had significantly high rates post procedure. A multidisciplinary team set a goal to reduce post-operative acute kidney injury and hypotension rates in the elective orthopedic THA/TKA population by 25% within one year of project implementation. A long term goal was established to reach top decile performance for AKI and hypotension in the elective total joint population. Focus would be directed towards identifying patients who may be at risk for AKI and hypotension pre-operatively and mitigating their risk factors for AKI and hypotension. A series of decision support mechanisms were developed to drive improved patient outcomes based on the modifiable risk factors were identified to improve patient care.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize AKI risk in the Elective Total Joint population
  • Identify downstream short and long term adverse consequences of AKI
  • Describe how to leverage your EHR to prevent AKI in the Toital Elective Joint population

Speaker(s)

Director of Quality and Clinical Risk Management,
St. Luke's University Hospital...
Vice President of Medical Affairs,
St. Luke's University Hospital...

Continuing Education Credits

ABPM
1.00
ACPE
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00
PDU
1.00

Audience

Chief Quality, Chief Clin Transformation Officer
Clinical Informaticists
Physician or Physician’s Assistant

Level

Intermediate