Safety and Quality Essentials Library
The Safety and Quality Essentials Library has been developed in conjunction with multiple health systems. It is designed to improve patient safety through the prevention of hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) while simultaneously promoting the early recognition, management, and communication of conditions that can lead to avoidable harm.
Providers / Nurses / Clinical Support Staff
- Reduce the financial burden of unreimbursed Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs) and CMS penalties
- Improve the knowledge of clinicians to increase the quality of care
- Identify / remediate areas of clinical risk individually and organizationally
Diagnosis and Management
Prevention and Avoidance of Harm
Safe Prescribing Practices
- Alternative Therapies (2021)
- Complex Presentations (2021)
- Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
- Opioids for Nursing (2021)
- Opioids in a Palliative Setting (2021)
- Opioids: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (2021)
- Opioids: Safe Use and Management
- Screening and Monitoring (2021)
- Tapering for Long-Term Opioids (2021)
Organizational Culture Library
Whether orienting new co-workers and medical staff members, or training those who’ve been affiliated with the organization for some time, Amplifire offers a proven way to assure that critical content is delivered and retained at scale. In the pandemic’s aftermath and with heightened awareness about health equity, it’s never been more important for healthcare provider organizations to ensure that essential concepts associated with quality and safety, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are conveyed in time-efficient and effective ways.
The Organization Culture library now includes the first of many courses that will enable leaders to reinforce critical learning objectives in ways that will shape the patient experience, foster collaboration among providers and employees, and create a safe and respectful environment for all. As always, each course can be further modified to ensure that the final version is fully aligned with the values, policies and teaching points that are vital to the sponsoring organization.
Clinical Audience / Non-Clinical Audience
- Reinforce critical learning objectives
- Foster collaboration among providers and employees
- Create a safe and respectful environment for all
Electronic Health Record: Epic Library
Research indicates that user ratings on the quality of training are the single greatest predictor of overall Electronic Health Record (EHR) user experience. These findings are leading health systems to re-invest in new and innovative training approaches.
Amplifire developed the Epic EHR training Library in conjunction with UCHealth to help physicians, nurses, and technicians effectively navigate the patient record workflow, reduce onboarding and training time, and optimize overall use of the EHR system.
This library has been shown to cut time spent in classroom training by half, potentially saving tens of millions of dollars.
Providers and Nurses
- Optimize the overall use of Epic to enhance EHR investment
- Leverage data to customize training for individual needs
- Inpatient CNA
- Inpatient Physicians/Providers
- Inpatient RN
- Emergency Department for Physicians/Providers
- Emergency Department RN
- Emergency Department Tech/MA
- Outpatient MA
- Outpatient Physicians/Providers
- Outpatient RN
- Anesthesiology Physicians/Providers
- Obstetrics Physicians/Providers
- Surgery Physicians/Providers
The Obstetrics (OB/GYN) Library is being developed in conjunction with various Alliance Members, and Alliance Partners. Trends over the past decade indicate a decrease in overall neonate adverse events and a substantial rise in maternal morbidity – the OB/ GYN library is designed to address this (and many other complex issues) across the continuum of care.
Providers and Nurses
- Reduce incidents and near-misses associated with the health and safety of pregnant women and their unborn children
- Reduce the financial burden of malpractice claims associated with Obstetrics
- Address the most frequently seen rule-based, skill-based, and knowledge-based active and latent errors in Obstetrics
- Target and reduce the most common system errors related to Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM) use including fear of conflict, knowledge deficits, and communication failures
Medical Equipment Management Library
The Medical Equipment Management Library was originally developed in partnership with Providence Health to take on the CRE Superbug appearing in the Olympus Duodenoscope. Through our partnership with the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation and eventually with Olympus directly, we are expanding this library to other high-risk equipment issues
Providers, Nurses, Reprocessing Technicians, and Imaging Technicians
- Ensuring technical staff have the proper and proven training to avoid error and infection
- EKG Interpretation Assessment
- Imaging Appropriately
- Mammography: Early Detection and Intervention Techniques
- Reprocessing: Olympus Evis Exera 160VF, 160F, & Q180V Duodenovideoscopes
- Reprocessing: Olympus Evis Exera Q180 Duodenoscope
- Reprocessing: Olympus TJF-Q190V Duodenoscope (Q3)
- Reprocessing: Pentax ED-3460TK Video Duodenoscope
- Surgical Sterile Instrument Processing (Centralized Sterile Processing)
- Syringe Infusion Pump Safety
The Compliance Library has been developed in conjunction with MedStar Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. By design, it addresses a variety of topics that have regulatory and accreditation relevance. Like all Amplifire courses, the Compliance Library elements actively engage learners and adapt to each individual’s knowledge-base, thereby keeping the content relevant by focusing on un-mastered material.
Clinical Audience / Non-Clinical Audience
- Reduce compliance training time by 50-75% compared to traditional methods, while improving content retention
- Identify and remediate cognitive biases that cause compliance-related issues
- Convey the latest compliance best practices to keep the workforce up-to-date
Analytics and Improvements Library
Analysts bring the most value to healthcare organizations when they can solve problems and become partners in clinical and operational improvement work. This requires an ability to contextualize and analyze data to surface improvement opportunities—and then communicate those opportunities with their leaders. This program provides analysts with the core competencies needed to move from reactive report writing to proactively discovering insights that lead to meaningful improvements.
Hospice, Palliative, and Restorative Care Library
This library was developed with two key partners: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Association of Rehabilitation Nursing Due to the effects of chronic diseases on an aging population, the need for caregiving for older adults by formal, professional caregivers will increase sharply during the next several decades.
In 2014, about 67,000 paid, regulated long-term care services providers served about 9 million people in the United States. In 2015, hospice patients received a total of 96,052,577 days of care paid for by Medicare. Two factors—longer life spans and aging baby boomers—will combine to double the population of Americans aged 65 years or older during the next 25 years. By 2030, older adults will account for roughly 20% of the US population.
Hospice & Palliative Care
- American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s 9-module Primer
- Essentials 1 – The Hospice and Palliative Care Approach to Serious Illness
- Essentials 2 – Alleviating Psychological and Spiritual Pain
- Essentials 3 – Assessing and Treating Pain
- Essentials 4 – Managing Non-pain Symptoms
- Essentials 5 – Communication and Teamwork
- Essentials 6 – Ethical and Legal Issues
- Essentials 7 – Caring for People with HIV/AIDS
- Essentials 8 – Caring for Pediatric Patients
- Essentials 9 – Caring for Patients with Chronic Illnesses: Dementia, COPD, CHF