LaCrecia Thomas, RN, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC, CF Coordinator and Nurse Practitioner, UAB/COA Cystic Fibrosis Center, Children's of Alabama   

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LaCrecia K Thomas, RN, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC

  • Does not intend to discuss commercial products or services.

  • Does not intend to discuss non-FDA approved uses of products/providers of services.

  • Does not have any relevant financial relationships or affiliations with any commercial interests.

Commercial Support

This activity receives no commercial support

Introduction

This lesson provides an overview of quality improvement (QI) basics such as how the Institute of Medicine brought QI to the clinical world, the usefulness of a PDSA, and the importance of each practice collecting its own data and determining how to improve its own care.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this internet enduring material activity participants will be able to:

  • Recognize how quality improvement is applied to clinical care

  • List benefits to practice involvement in QI

  • Differentiate between Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement

Please review the information below and follow the instructions in order to view the training, complete the online evaluation form, and successfully pass the online post-test, which will automatically submit for CME credit(s).

Disclaimer Statement

This Internet Enduring Material activity does not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, policies or procedures of the Alabama Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics, Children’s of Alabama, or its staff or representatives.  Alabama Child Health Improvement Alliance cannot and does not assume any responsibility for the use, misuse or misapplication of any information.

Designation Statement

Children’s of Alabama designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Children’s of Alabama and the Alabama Child Health Improvement Alliance.  Children’s of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Enduring Materials Information

Formats Available: Streaming*

On-Demand Release Date: 12/20/2016

1st Review: 11/14/2017

2nd Review: 10/09/2018

On-Demand Expiration Date: 10/09/2021

Please note that effective July 1, 2011, enduring materials are required to provide an assessment of the learner that measures achievement of the educational purpose and/or objectives of the activity.  Upon completion of this activity, you will be directed to the post-test.  To receive your CME certificate, you must score a minimum of 75% on the test.

Instructions

All three steps are required:

Video Training: ABCs of Quality Improvement, LaCrecia Thomas, RN, MSN, CPNP-AC/PCVideo Time: 17.22 min

Click HERE to access the video.  It is recommended that you access the PowerPoint presentation handout HERE to review as you watch the video.  You will be instructed to return here to access the post-test and CME activity evaluation.

2.  Post-Test

To take test, choose physician post-test or non-physician posttest (test is the same but CME certificate is different).  You must click through and complete entire test (75% pass rate) in order for your test results to be submitted for CME credit AND certification.  On the last screen you will see your test score and if passing, will be prompted to download your CME certificate.

3.  Evaluation

Click HERE to take/submit CME activity evaluation.

ABCs of Quality Improvement, LaCrecia Thomas, RN, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC Bibliography

Dolins JC, Powell J, Wise E. et al. Improving Asthma Care by Building Statewide Quality Improvement Infrastructure. Pediatrics. 2017; 140(2): e2016612.

http://www.ihi.org/

http://www.nichq.org/

http://www.aachonline.org/

http://clinicalmicrosystem.org/

http://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/early/2016/01/12/bmjqs-2015-005076.full

Nelson, E.C., Bataldan, P. B., Godfrey, M. M. (2007). Quality by Design: A Clinical Microsystems Approach. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco.

Nelson, E.C., Bataldan, P. B., Godfrey, M. M., Lazar, J. S.  (2011). Value by Design: Developing Clinical Microsystems to Achieve Organizational Excellence. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco.

Langley, G.J., Moen, R.D., Nolan, K. M. (2009). The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organizational Performance. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco.

Evans, M. (n.d.). Quality Improvement in Healthcare. Retrieved March 2, 2015, from https://www.youube.com/watch?v=jq52ZjMzqyI  (Links to an external site.)

Institute of Medicine. Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2001. pp360

Nolan T, Bisognano M. Finding the balance between quality and cost. Healthcare financial management: Journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. 2006; 60(4):67-72.

HRSA – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Health Information Technology and Quality Improvement. What is Quality Improvement? (n.d.). Retrieved March 2, 2015, from http://www.hrsa.aquilentprojects.com/healthit/toolbox/HealthITAdoptiontoolbox/Quality Improvement/whatisqi.html (Links to an external site.)

Duke University Medical Center. Department of Community and Family Medicine. What is Quality Improvement? (n.d.). Retrieved March 2, 2015, from http://patientsafetyed.duhs.duke.edu/module_a/introduction/contrastin g_qi_qa.html (Links to an external site.)

McDonald KM. Considering Context in Quality Improvement Interventions and Implementation: Concepts, Frameworks, and Application. Academic Pediatrics. 13(6):S45-S53.

Model for Improvement Bibliography

Lloyd R. Associates in Process Improvement (API). Model For Improvement, Clip 1. (2009) Retrieved March 2, 2015, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCYghxtioIY

Langley, G. (2009). The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organizational Performance. San Francisco, California: Jossey- Bass; 2nd Edition.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Improving Health and Healthcare Worldwide. Science of Improvement: Selecting Changes. (n.d.). Retrieved March 2, 2015, from     http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/HowtoImprove/ScienceofImprove mentSelectingChanges.asp

HRSA – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Health Information Technology and Quality Improvement. Improvement Teams. Part 3: Selecting Members for a Tea. (n.d.). Retrieved March 2, 2015, from      http:// www.hrsa.gov/quality/toolbox/methodology/improvementteams/ part3.html 

Uploaded on Jan 26, 2009
The Model for Improvement was developed by Associates in Process Improvement (http://www.apiweb.org )

Model For Improvement Clip 1 Robert Lloyd, PhD
From the IHI Open School's online course: QI102 Lesson 1 http://courses.ihi.org

Uploaded on Jan 26, 2009
The Model for Improvement was developed by Associates in Process Improvement (http://www.apiweb.org )

Model For Improvement Clip 2 Robert Lloyd, PhD
From the IHI Open School's online course: QI102 Lesson 1 http://courses.ihi.org