Extravasation Management Resources
Although extravasations are rare, when they do occur they require timely, well-coordinated,high-quality care. When working with practices on safety improvements and QOPI Certification ® , the Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium (MOQC), identified practices with an inconsistent or non-documented extravasation management plan. MOQC established a multi-disciplinary, multi-practice group of experts with the objective of developing a process for the efficient management of an extravasation. The group created four customizable tools for extravasation management.
Click here to access the tools and poster presented at the 2013 Infusion Nurses Society Annual Convention.
June 2013 MOQC/Pathways Biannual Meeting -
The Quality Imperative: Transforming Healthcare Delivery
Friday, June 21st, 2013: 11:30am - 4:30pm, at The Dearborn Inn (20301 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI, 48124)
Click here for more information and to register.
Tobacco Cessation Demonstration Project Kickoff
On April 19th, sixteen sites gathered with MOQC and the Michigan Cancer Consortium to kick off the Tobacco Cessation Collaborative. The project’s goal is to advise and refer all patients who use tobacco the Michigan Tobacco Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW). The service is free for all cancer patients including counseling services and NRT’s (nicotine replacement therapy).
Would you like to be part of an initiative to decrease tobacco use in oncology patients?
For Application Book, click here.
For Application Form, click here.
New MOQC Palliative Care Dashboards are available
If you submitted data to the QOPI Fall 2012 round, you should be receiving your personalized Dashboard from MOQC via mail. Please watch this short tutorial to learn how to use your dashboard. If you did not receive a dashboard at your practice, please contact us and we will be happy to provide one for you.
Mid-Michigan Physicians Present Palliative Care Demonstration Project Results at ASCO’s Inaugural Quality Care Symposium
Tallat Mahmood, MD and Helen Shock from
Mid-Michigan Physicians presented a poster “The Use of a Palliative Care Tool in a Community Private Practice” at the November 2012 ASCO Quality Symposium in San Diego, CA. For the link to the MMP poster, click here.
Palliative Care Demonstration Project: Session #2, Improving Symptom Management
A second Palliative Care Demonstration project is now in progress. Selected teams are now implementing the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) at their practice, in order to improve the symptom burden of their patients. Click here for information.
We created a new forum where you can ask questions, dispense wisdom and share best practices with other MOQC members. Please email Mara Minasian if you are interested in joining.
Update on MOQC Working Groups
Thank you to everyone who participated in our first 2 working groups. We are excited to share the tools that we created for Extravasation Management and Annual Competencies with all of MOQC shortly. In the meantime, please feel free to contact Katie Abstoss or Mara Minasian with any questions.