LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant

LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant

The 2020-2021 Patient Safety Award and Grant program is centered on preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Urinary tract infections are one of the five most common types of healthcare-associated infections. CAUTIs have been associated with increased risks, increased morbidity, mortality, hospital cost and length of stay. 

EDUCATION  

LAMMICO’s learning management system includes two educational activities, “CAUTI Prevention: Nurse Focus” and “CAUTI Prevention: Physician Focus,” offered free of charge to Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi hospitals and facilities. These programs provide an overview of strategies to prevent CAUTIs, including appropriate indications for indwelling urinary catheters, alternatives to indwelling catheters, insertion and maintenance bundles, and stewardship measures.

To access the learner activities, please use the following links: 
https://medicalinteractive.net/courses/50734 for Nurses
https://medicalinteractive.net/courses/50743 for Physicians 

AWARD DESCRIPTION

The application period for this award begins July 1, 2020, and ends May 31, 2021. Entries must be received by midnight of the posted application due date. Promotion is subject to local, state and federal laws, and is void where prohibited. Application submission implies acceptance of and agreement with award rules and conditions.

Award Entry

No purchase is necessary to apply for the grant or to win. Hospital/facility applicants will enter by submitting this application. After the hospital/facility staff complete the educational activity, assess and analyze your current CAUTI rates to determine a baseline measurement.

Review your current policies, procedures, protocols and/or processes to identify opportunities for improvement to reduce the CAUTI rate and improve patient safety. Assess and analyze your CAUTI rates after implementation of changes. Report your changes and impact. To participate in the 2020 LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant program, applicants are required to submit hard copy (print) or digital (electronic) examples of changes and improvements made to their current policy, procedure, protocol, and/or process and the amount of improvement that was realized in your CAUTI rates (rates may be for the entire hospital or a particular unit). 
Completed applications are due May 31, 2021. 

Eligibility

The award is open to hospitals and facilities in Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. Applicants are not required to be underwritten by LAMMICO to participate in the competition.  

Selection

To further enhance your efforts toward patient safety, LAMMICO sponsors this Award and Grant for the hospitals or facilities that demonstrate the best improvements (in policies, procedures, protocols and/or processes) related to a reduction in CAUTI as determined by a committee of LAMMICO Risk Management professionals. All judging decisions are final.

Prizes

The hospital or facility that demonstrates the best improvements related to a reduction in CAUTI rates will be awarded:

  • A $10,000 grant to the winner to be used for nursing professional development
    • One-year risk manager membership to the American Society for Health Care Risk    Management (ASHRM)
    • One-year complimentary membership to Medical Interactive Community for all employees to access our risk management CME/CNE/MOC courses online
  • A $5,000 grant to the second place participant to be used for nursing professional development
    • One-year risk manager membership to the American Society for Health Care Risk    Management (ASHRM)
    • One-year complimentary membership to Medical Interactive Community for all employees to access our risk management CME/CNE/MOC courses online
Winner Notification

Winners will be notified within 15 days after determination date. Employees of LAMMICO will communicate directly with winning facility representatives to coordinate prize distribution, announcements and celebration logistics.

General Conditions

Contestants hereby grant LAMMICO a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to broadcast, publish, store, reproduce, distribute, syndicate, and otherwise use and exhibit the Submission (along with submitted names, motivational communication samples, voices, performance, images, and/or likenesses obtained as a result of this Submission) in all media for the purposes of trade or advertising without further compensation. The official rules are subject to modification by LAMMICO. In the event of a dispute, all decisions made by LAMMICO are binding and final.

Download the 2020-2021 application today.

Completed applications are due May 31, 2021. 

Please contact LAMMICO’s Hospital Risk Management Specialist, Lynne Vega, BSN, RN, CNOR (E) at lvega@lammico.com or 504.841.2738 for additional inquiries and to submit your application.

2018-2019 Winner

Jennings American Legion Hospital in Jennings, LA

2017-2018 Recipient

Specialists Hospital Shreveport in Shreveport, LA

2018 LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant Recipient


2016-2017 Recipient

Jennings American Legion Hospital in Jennings, LA

2017 LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant Recipient


2015-2016 Recipient

Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, LA

2016 LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant Recipient