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CDI Journal - Volume 12, Issue 1

FEATURES
8 CDI crystal ball: Gazing into the profession’s future
Peer into the future and prepare for the coming changes to the CDI industry in the new year.

13 Becoming a CDI professional: Tips for getting started
Starting any new job is difficult, but CDI presents unique challenges. Put your best foot forward with some helpful advice.

15 Outpatient CDI: Getting up and running
Outpatient CDI is one of the biggest expansion areas for the industry. Learn how others have gotten off the ground.

22 Minimizing traumatic CDI experiences with trauma reviews
Level 1 trauma centers encounter unique CDI challenges and opportunities. Learn how to get started on trauma reviews with this article.

30 Welcome to the incoming Chapter Advisory Board
Meet the new ACDIS Local Chapter Advisory Board members.

36 Learning from those who’ve gone before: CCDS holders share stories of triumph
To help those preparing to take the CCDS exam, ACDIS spoke to a few who’ve gone before.

DEPARTMENTS
3 Associate Director’s Note
Melissa Varnavas talks with ACDIS Advisory Board members about their plans for 2018 and shares her predictions.

5 Note from the ACDIS Advisory Board
Paul Evans shares the many reasons why your CDI team should return to basics this new year.

18 Note from the Instructor
Boot Camp Instructor Allen Frady unpacks the trouble with limited metrics and the need for more background.

25 Ask ACDIS
Boot Camp Instructor Laurie Prescott answers a question about coding POA pressure ulcers.

39 Meet a Member
Steven Griffin is the director of CDI at Baycare Health System, and he’s soon to be a doctor of nursing practice.

OPINIONS & INSIGHTS
11 Starting from scratch: Tales from building a CDI program
Take a glimpse into St. Mary’s Healthcare as it implements its first–ever CDI team.

20 Case Study: CDI informaticist eases data woes
Learn how Ohio Health added a new CDI informaticist role and eased its data-related troubles.

27 From the Field: The malnutrition dilemma continues
Lynelle A. Clausen shares her experience with combatting the malnutrition dilemma and offers some helpful tips.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
BONUS: Obtain one (1) CEU for reading this Journal ACDIS members are entitled to one continuing education credit for reading the CDI Journal and taking the 20-question quiz. Click here to take the quiz!

 

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