One of the primary functions of the PIN is to support facility staff in educating others about performance improvement (PI). The PIN Education Committee works to identify the education needs of both CAH quality coordinators and the staff they work with. The Committee then provides targeted resources to meet those needs. The Committee has developed the power points on this page to support providing education to facility staff about PI.
Recorded video sessions for the Medical Staff Education program:
The Montana Performance Improvement Network (PIN), in collaboration with the Montana EMS for Children program, invites you to attend the first in a series of video conferences focusing on Pediatric Emergency Department situations. Dr. Carroll King, Pediatric Intensivist at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, will review current best practices in the diagnosis and treatment of RSV and respiratory distress in pediatric patients presenting to the emergency department. This course is targeted to provide clinical expertise to medical providers, nursing and other clinical staff involved with the care of pediatric patients in the Emergency Department.
Carroll King, MD is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics in Pediatric Clinical Care Medicine. Dr. King received her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in her hometown of Chicago, Illinois. She completed a pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and a critical care fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
Billings, June 20, 2014 and Helena, June 27, 2014
Community Paramedicine – How We Do It
Jim Upchurch, MD
Supervising Physicans: Avoiding Unintended Liability
Kim Stanger, AAL, Holland & Hart Law Firm
We Can Do More Than We Realize – 2 Rural Trauma Cases
Donald Damschen, MD, Clark Fork Valley Hospital
EMRs: Emerging Liability Risks and How to Minimize Them
Kim Stanger, AAL Holland & Hart Law Firm
We Can Do More Than We Realize – Therapeutic Hypothermia
Douglas Kuntzweiler, MD, St. Peter’s Hospital
Billings, June 14, 2013 and Missoula, June 17, 2013
Montana Peer Review Statutes and Implications of Recent Montana Supreme Court Decisions
Fritz Pierce and Kiely Keane, Crowley Fleck Law Firm, LLC
Montana’s Virtual Peer Review Program Demonstration
PIN Virtual Peer Review Program
Anti-psychotic Drug Use: Clinical Perspective
Richard Ried Felix, MD, Medical Director, Neurobehavioral Medicine Services, Providence St. Patrick Hospital
Anti-psychotic Drug Use: Pharmacological Perspective
David Lawless, PharmD, MBA
Clinical Director, Omnicare
Steps to Management of Behavioral Symptoms in Residents with Dementia
Step 1. Describe the Behavior
Step 2. Perform Assessment
Step 3. Nonpharmacologic Treatment
Step 4. Medication Management for Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia that Do Not Respond to Nonpharmacologic Intervention Alone
Champions for Quality 2012
Click on the links below to access the regional event summaries.