QI 104: Interpreting Data: Run Charts, Control Charts, and other Measurement Tools

In this course, we’ll delve into how to draw an effective run chart. We'll show you how adding helpful elements such as a baseline median, goal line, and annotations of your tests of change can create a compelling picture of your progress toward improvement. We'll teach you the difference between common cause and special cause variation. And we'll show you how to detect signs of special cause variation by applying four rules to a standard run chart or by drawing a control chart. Once you've ...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

QI 103: Testing and Measuring Changes with PDSA Cycles

In this course, we’ll take you through basic concepts you need to know to run successful PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) cycles in a clinical setting. First, we'll teach you how to plan and conduct a small scale tests of change. We’ll discuss how you can establish a helpful set of measures and how to design a data collection plan that facilitates rapid learning, such as through sampling. Next, we'll focus on studying the data you’ve collected, and we'll explain why a run chart is such a valuabl...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

TA 103: Quality, Cost, and Value in Health Care

This course will provide you with an overview of value in health care. We’ll start by distinguishing between cost and value, and understanding how both of these concepts relate to quality. We’ll introduce you to the growing problem of health care spending, as well as the health care practitioner’s role in managing these costs. Finally, we’ll explain how to identify and overcome barriers to providing high-value, cost-effective care. After completing this course, you will be able...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

TA 102: Improving Health Equity

This three-lesson course will explore health disparities — what they are, why they occur, and how you can help reduce them in your local setting. After discussing the current (and alarming) picture in Lesson 1, we’ll dive into Lesson 2 and learn about some of the promising work that is reducing disparities in health and health care around the world. Then, in Lesson 3, we’ll suggest how you can start improving health equity in your health system and community. After completing this cou...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

PFC 202: Having the Conversation: Basic Skills for Conversations about End-of-Life Care

In conjunction with the Boston University School of Medicine and The Conversation Project, the IHI Open School offers this course to introduce students and health professionals to basic skills for having conversations with patients and their families about end-of-life care wishes. This course will also help you develop skills to have conversations with patients and their families about their preferences for care at the end of life. As part of developing these skills, the course invites you...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

PFC 201: A Guide to Shadowing: Seeing Care through the Eyes of Patients and Families

In this course, we’ll introduce you to patient and family shadowing, a valuable exercise for health professions students and health care professionals at any stage of their career. You’ll learn five steps for using shadowing to better empathize with patients and families. You’ll see how empathy can help you in your daily work, and how it can drive a sense of urgency to start testing and spreading changes to improve care. After completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Define pa...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

PFC 101: Introduction to Patient-Centered Care

The relationship between patient and provider is changing. Many health care systems aim to provide not only high-quality services, but also patient-centered care that advances the unique health goals of each person and family. In this course, you’ll learn about the ideal relationship to promote health — especially for underserved people who face the greatest barriers to health — as well as some practical skills to make the relationship a reality, After completing this course, you will...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

L 101: Introduction to Health Care Leadership

When you think of a leader, who comes to mind? A president? A CEO? This course will teach you a different idea of leadership: No matter your position or formal title, you can be a leader. In this course, you’ll learn about a hospital that’s having some trouble with infection control. As you grapple with the case, you’ll learn that leadership isn’t a position of authority — it’s an action. You’ll learn how to persuade different types of people and build enough unity to move forwar...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

PS 204: Preventing Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers, or bed sores, continue to be a significant problem in health care today. They cause unnecessary harm to patients, increase length of stay, and cost organizations millions of dollars every year. Most of them are also preventable. In the four lessons of this course, we’ll quickly explain the basics of pressure ulcers, and then spend the bulk of our time talking about how to prevent them and treat them. We’ll highlight exemplary organizations, share the latest researc...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

PS 202: Building a Culture of Safety

As long as human beings provide health care, mistakes and errors will occur. However, organizations can reduce the likelihood of such mistakes and errors and limit their impact by fostering a culture of safety. This is an environment that encourages people to speak up about safety concerns, makes it safe to talk about mistakes and errors, and encourages learning from these events. This course focuses on how organizations can create and foster a culture of safety. After completing this cour...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

PS 201: Root Cause and Systems Analysis

This course introduces students to a systematic response to error called root cause analysis (RCA). The goal of RCA is to learn from adverse events and prevent them from happening in the future. The three lessons in this course explain RCA in detail, using case studies and examples from both industry and health care. By the end, you’ll learn a step-by-step approach to completing an RCA after an error – and improving the process that led to the error.Note: Because RCAs are usually conducted...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

PS 105: Communicating with Patients after Adverse Events

In this course, we're going to describe and advocate a patient-centered approach to use when things go wrong. This approach to adverse events and medical error centers on the needs of the patient, but it is also the best way to address the needs of a caregiver in the wake of an adverse event. Finally, it will introduce a systematic response to error called root cause analysis (RCA), the goal of which is to learn from adverse events and prevent them from happening in the future. After compl...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

QI 301: Guide to the IHI Open School Quality Improvement Practicum

This course is designed to walk you through the process of conducting a quality improvement project. It will call on your knowledge and learning from many other IHI Open School courses, and help you apply quality improvement skills in a real-world setting. After completing this course, you will be able to: 1.Use the Model for Improvement to plan and carry out a quality improvement project in your local health care setting. 2.Develop a charter to guide you through a clinical quality impro...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

QI 201: Planning for Spread: From Local Improvements to System-Wide Change

Previous courses in the Quality Improvement catalog focused on testing and implementing a change in one location. This advanced course is about the next logical step: spreading the change. You’ll learn about the theory of how change spreads, according to the foundational work of psychologist Kurt Lewin and sociologist Everett Rogers. The you'll learn how to help a new idea spread across a population, both by motivating the people within the population to adopt the change and by developing ne...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Creating a Just and Accountable Culture in Health Care

This course will describe the necessary components of a just and accountable culture and the distinction between human error, at risk behavior, and reckless behavior. Participants will learn the importance of aligning the goals of a just culture with organizational codes of conduct, provider based peer review systems, and human resource policies and practices. We will also discuss the importance of evaluating current policies and procedures to determine if they reflect what the current pra...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Domestic Violence Update

This course defines domestic violence as family violence, and further differentiates the categories of intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, and elder & dependent adult abuse, mistreatment and neglect. The dynamics of domestic violence are presented using Pence and Paymer’s power and control wheel as a guiding explanatory model.1 Common forms of domestic violence are described and categorized and their effects within the family are reviewed. The core content within this course ...
Slack Inc.

What is Sepsis?

There are currently multiple definitions of sepsis in use, and each continues to drive certain aspects of research, quality, and improvement. This course covers the evolving definitions of sepsis, and the controversies therein, to aid providers in understanding the diagnosis, coding, and regulatory aspects of sepsis. At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to: Define the symptoms of sepsis. Discover the evolution from Sepsis 1 through the release of Sepsis 3. Describe ...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

DSM-5 and ICD-10: Uses, Challenges, and Documentation

Explore DSM-5 Coding issues, uses and misuses in the world of ICD-10. Dr. Peck will define the clinical dilemmas in the use of DSM-5 or ICD-10 and the important changes Psychologists need to know in certain clinical diagnoses. Examine clinical documentation improvement efforts in transitioning to ICD-10. MHMD Memorial Hermann’s journey to improve documentation and coding. At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to: Explain the correlation of DSM-5 and ICD coding as...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Physician Leadership Development and Challenges

Physician leaders are essential to improving the safety, efficiency, and accessibility of health care. Where do you find such a leader and what are the keys for success? This session advises on the selection, development, support, challenges, and accountability of successful physician leaders. Now is the time to gain an in-depth understanding of what is required to be a successful practitioner under the ACA. Protect your practice and improve the health of both your patients and community i...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Leveraging Physician Engagement

Discover what motivates physicians and health care professionals to work together to create an improved patient experience. Physician engagement seeks to reduce suffering for patients and improve upon safety and quality measures. This session discusses the importance of culture and communication in driving physician engagement, and how to measure success. Now is the time to gain an in-depth understanding of what is required to be a successful practitioner under the ACA. Protect your pr...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

The Expanding Role of the Physician Advisor and Utilization Management

As the landscape and focus on health care changes, key players will emerge as important factors in securing safer, more effective practices in the realm of quality and patient safety. In support of our alliance with the American College of Physician Advisors and in conjunction with the Physician Advisor sub-specialty of the HCQM Certification, this activity explores the importance and roles of the Physician Advisor in our remodeled culture. Now is the time to gain an in-depth understanding...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Evolving Practices in Patient Health & Safety

Learn about two initiatives that seek to improve patient health and safety by targeting practitioners. Huddle for Care is an online environment that brings health care professionals together to collaborate on transitional care. Psychological assessment is then discussed as it pertains to predicting outcomes and how this can contribute to safety for both the practitioners and the patients. Now is the time to gain an in-depth understanding of what is required to be a successful practitioner ...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

“In the Crosshairs”: US Healthcare in the Era of ACA

Health care today expands beyond treating the patient. Practitioners, health plans, patients, and administrators are all seeking ways to measure care, find the value, and improve upon outcomes. This activity features dynamic content from the leaders of this transformative era, giving you the information you need to provide the best care possible to our population. Now is the time to gain an in-depth understanding of what is required to be a successful practitioner under the ACA. Protect yo...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

ICD-10 & Accountable Care- Financial and Legal Implications

Address the new financial and legal implications introduced by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and ICD-10. Expand your understanding of the legal responsibilities faced by ACOs working with CMS data, discover tools for ACO success, evaluate the financial implications of the ACA, review ICD-10, and recognize the importance of documentation Now is the time to gain an in-depth understanding of what is required to be a successful practitioner under the ACA. Protect your practice and improve the ...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

BoardVitals Chronic Pain Management & Substance Abuse CME Activity

Learn about the treatment of chronic pain and substance abuse with the BoardVitals Chronic Pain Management & Substance Abuse CME Activity. Features include: • 100 Chronic Pain Management & Substance Abuse questions • Detailed rationales and explanations for each answer • Up to 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits • 12 months access After completing the BoardVitals Chronic Pain Management & Substance Abuse CME Activity, you should be able to • Identify the most commonly abused substance...
Board Vitals

Topics in Mammography - 6th Edition: Oakstone Clinical Update

Issues covered in Topics in Mammography - 6th Edition include: Evaluation of Masses, Evaluation of Calcifications, Galactography, Imaging Surveillance, Evaluation of the Sentinel Node, Stereotactic Biopsy, Ultrasound Biopsy, Preoperative Localization, Percutaneous Biopsy Results, Breast Density and many others. In addition to delving into areas like imaging and intervention, breast density controversies, and medical legal issues, new Topics in Mammography presentations include: • In-dept...
CMEInfo

Comprehensive Review of Breast Imaging: World Class CME and Oakstone Clinical Update

Comprehensive Review of Breast Imaging covers these topics in breast imaging: Mammography, Tomosynthesis, Anatomy of the Breast on Ultrasound, Breast Asymmetries, Screening Mammography, Imaging Guided Breast Pathology, Molecular Breast Imaging, Clinical Correlation, Breast MR and many others. At the conclusion of Comprehensive Review of Breast Imaging, you will be able to: • Apply new skills in perception and analysis of possible breast cancer through the use of quality screening and dia...
CMEInfo

Clinical Research and Compliance - Introduction

Program Summary: This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the challenges in wound healing trials will be presented by experts with extensive experie...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Good Clinical Practices

This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the challenges in wound healing trials will be presented by experts with extensive experience in the field. ...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - The Role of the Team

This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the challenges in wound healing trials will be presented by experts with extensive experience in the field. ...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Basic Statistics for Clinical Research

This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the challenges in wound healing trials will be presented by experts with extensive experience in the field. ...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Debridement

This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the challenges in wound healing trials will be presented by experts with extensive experience in the field. ...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Manual Digital Photographic Planimetry

This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the challenges in wound healing trials will be presented by experts with extensive experience in the field. ...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - Contracts and Finances and the Contract Research Organization

Program Summary: This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the challenges in wound healing trials will be presented by experts with extensive experie...
AltusCampus

Clinical Research and Compliance - All My Trials and Tribulations

Program Summary: Play Current Time 0:01 / Duration Time 1:51 Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%0:01 Fullscreen 00:00 Mute This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities ...
WebCME

Clinical Research and Compliance - S.T.R.O.N.G.

Program Summary: This course offers an introduction to wound care research and overview of the principles of conducting and participating in research based activities. Lectures will provide basic training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and research methods, basic statistics, trial design, guidelines and compliance for conducting research in chronic wounds. The research related opportunities as well as the challenges in wound healing trials will be presented by experts with extensive experie...
WebCME

The Compound Light Microscope (CE)

The microscope is a common tool used daily by thousands of workers in many different fields of study. It is a routine instrument in many laboratories and a fundamental tool in medicine, zoology, botany, microbiology, entomology and numerous other areas.This course is intended for those who use a microscope in a medical laboratory, or for any microscopist in a biology laboratory, a microanatomy or microbiology course. In each of these situations, the microscope is a "tool" … a tool which, whe...
CACMLE

Dosage Calculation Review (CE)

Program Summary: Test yourself, brush up, or just do this review course for fun! Dosage Calculation Review is designed to help nursing professionals enhance their dosage calculation skills. This two-credit course covers the calculation of oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intravenous medications for both pediatric and adult populations. Mathematical skills will be reviewed and interactive practice problems will be included after each module to reinforce the math skills needed to correctl...
echelon®

Board Vitals Online Child and Adolescent Psychiatry CME Self-Assessment and MOC Preparation

The Board Vitals Online Child and Adolescent Psychiatry CME Self-Assessment and MOC Preparation features: • Access to more than 900 Child Psychiatry review questions • Detailed rationales and explanations for every question • Questions are categorized and follow the ABPN Child and Adolescent Psychiatry MOC Exam blueprint • 24/7 Access from your computer, tablet, or smartphone Child and Adolescent Psychiatry CME Learning Objectives: • Formulate a diagnosis through evaluating pre...
Board Vitals

The Brigham Board Review in Oncology: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Oakstone Board Review

Topics covered by The Brigham Board Review in Oncology include: Molecular Genetics of Cancer, Cancer Drug Development, Infections in Cancer Patients, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Cancer, Renal and Bladder Cancer, Prostate Cancer and many others. Studying The Brigham Board Review in Oncology will better prepare you to: • Apply current/recommended Oncology guidelines in clinical practice • Perform differential diagnosis of complex Oncologic disorders...
CMEInfo

West Virginia: Mental Health Care of American Veterans and Their Families

This course fulfills the West Virginia requirement for training on mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans and includes information about inquiring whether your patients are veterans or family members of veterans, screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), risk of suicide, depression and grief, and prevention of suicide. *Describe veterans’ healthcare challenges and identify how to find the locations of VA health centers in ...
ATrain Education Inc.

The Brigham Board Review in Hematology and Oncology

Get ready for the ABIM exam in Hematology-Oncology by studying this Brigham Board Review in Hematology and Oncology. Topics covered by the Brigham Board Review in Hematology and Oncology include: Molecular Genetics of Cancer, Cancer Drug Development, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Acute Leukemias, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Multiple Myeloma, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, B Cell Malignancies, Mesothelioma, Thyroid Cancer and dozens of others. After completing the Brigham Board Review in Hemat...
CMEInfo

Domestic Violence Update

Target Audience: This activity is designed for professionals at all levels and settings in the healthcare industry. Activity Description Domestic or family violence affects everyone, regardless of gender, race, education, profession, or socioeconomic status. Both abusers and victims come from diverse backgrounds. Health care professionals who focus on a single individual are missing the dysfunctional dynamics that sustain all abusive relationships. In the context of domestic violence, prof...
AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

HIV/AIDS 1 Hours Update

Target Audience: This course is designed to provide HIV/AIDS continuing education for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, and other health professionals. This course is designed to meet the 1 hour HIV/AIDS continuing education requirement for health professionals licensed in the state of Florida. Activity Description This is a 1 hour activity designed for home study by healthcare clinicians. Specifically, it meets the 1 hour HIV/AIDS continuing education for Florida heal...
AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

MyCred Presentation Portfolios for Healthcare Professionals

MyCred Portfolios are electronic credential and achievement presentation portfolios designed to store and present an individual’s educational, professional, and experiential accomplishments. MyCred Portfolios serve to educate, influence, and inspire an individual’s viewing audience leading to stronger professional relationships and positive outcomes. MyCred Portfolios offer the flexibility, scalability, and portability to support an individual throughout their continuum of education ...
MyCred.com

101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about play therapy techniques. Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. Arranged for easy reference, each bearing a succinct description and targeted application, the interventions illustrated–including Fantasy, Storytelling, Expressive Arts, Game Play, Puppet ...
CE-credit.com

Gluten-Free: An Introduction to Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a genetic disorder causing the body’s immune system to have negative reactions to glutens. The Gluten-Free: An Introduction to Celiac Disease online nursing CE course will help participants identify grains that are not gluten-free, recognize symptoms of celiac disease, and list the steps for diagnosis.
Corexcel

TA 101: Introduction to the Triple Aim for Populations

You might think we do a pretty good job of providing care to individuals with illnesses and diseases. And, by and large, we do. But it's important to take a step back and consider the factors contributing to illness. It’s important to realize that things like education, the environment, and wealth (and how it’s distributed) play an enormous role in health outcomes, too. In this course, you’ll learn that to make progress combating many of the most important threats to human health, it’s...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

QI 202: Achieving Breakthrough Quality, Access, and Affordability

How does an organization go from providing ho-hum, average care to providing breakthrough quality, access, and affordability to patients? In this course, you’ll learn to apply a basic framework for designing, operating, and improving complex systems of care that can lead to rapid gains in performance. First, you’ll learn that while advances in technology have led to much better patient outcomes over the past few decades, they’ve also made for a much more complex health care system. That ...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

PFC 102: Dignity and Respect

What does it mean to treat patients and families with dignity and respect? It means that health care providers listen to and honor patient and family perspectives and choices. Providers incorporate patient and family knowledge, values, beliefs, and cultural background into the planning and delivery of care. Providers anticipate patient and family needs, and meet those needs in a clean, safe environment. The health care team provides emotional support to patients and families, and strives to al...
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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