Program Description: 

The Zablocki VAMC Grand Rounds focuses on medical and healthcare issues that are prevalent or particularly relevant to veterans.  From that universe of topics, we encourage case-based presentations that provide updates on areas where medical care, education or research are changing/evolving; or where outcomes indicate opportunities for improvement.  In the coming year, we will have planned/proposed presentations on Decision making capacity [Large numbers of inpatients with dementia who require high levels of care/observation [e.g. continuous protective observation], and are difficult to place in other levels or care], Tobacco use cessation [National VA mandate to change our inpatient Joint Commission ORYX measures - poor performance on required inptatient tobacco cessation efforts documentation], Vitamin D testing an treatment [lab, pharmacy, and geriatrics leaders feel that providers are over testing and over treating vitamin D disorders], Single patient multi-use vials [New patient safety/infection control requirement that multi-use drug vials only be used on single patient requires staff education], Military sexual trauma [High prevalence in female veterans, and recent changes in local programs and personnel], Hepatitis C [High prevalence in veterans, and multiple new/emerging high cost therapies], Discharge planning [Press-Ganey data indicate patient dissatisfaction with current processes], Simulation education [Review educational rationale and outcomes; new simulation center in the faciity], and Hyperlipidemia Treatment [Updated guidelines on dyslipidemia treatment].


ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.


Karen Hartzell
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 384-2000
Series date: 
01/01/2016 - 12:00pm CST to 01/31/2017 - 1:00pm CST
Series location: 
Zablocki VA Medical Center
5000 W. National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53295
United States