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Continuing Education

In order to be eligible for a continuing education certificate, attendees must complete the online evaluation within 30 days of the continuing education activity. After this period, you will be unable to receive a certificate. For details, please review these instructions for obtaining your continuing education credits. Continuing education credits will not be awarded for non-educational activities, including (but not limited to) meals, breaks and receptions.

Participants in the 20th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care will learn how to:
  • Recognize habits that support good care and apply the basic principles for improving them.
  • Define ways to reduce suffering and improve health.
  • Develop an understanding of how to transform an organization.
  • Identify elements for creating a culture of change that will lead to continuous improvement.
     
This Institute for Healthcare Improvement activity carries the following types of continuing education credits:

 Continuing Medical Education for Physicians

 
 
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
 
The following sessions offer contact hours for physicians:
 

Learning Labs: 3 credit hours
Minicourses: 6 credit hours
General Conference: 8 credit hours (all sessions except D5/E5)
 
Each physician should claim only those hours of credit he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

 Continuing Education for Nurses

Institute for Healthcare Improvement is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
 
The following sessions offer contact hours for nurses:
 

Learning Labs: 3 credit hours
Minicourses: 6 credit hours
General Conference: 9 credit hours
 
All RN licensing boards nationwide acknowledge and accept contact hours from accredited providers.  The California Board of Registered Nursing recognizes Category 1 Continuing Medical Education credits, and California nurses can use participation at these events, which are approved for CME Category 1 Credits, towards their license renewal, regardless of whether or not they were held on California soil. In the section where California nurses are asked to provide a BRN number, please indicate that the IHI event attended was approved for Category 1 CME credits. For further inquires, the California Board of Registered Nursing is in Sacramento, and their number is 916-322-3350.

 Continuing Education for Pharmacists

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
 
The following Learning Labs offer 3 contact hours each:
L1, L3-L10, L12-19, L21, L23, L26, L27, L29
 
The following Minicourses offer 6 contact hours each:
M1-M10, M12, M13, M15-M17, M20, M22, M24, M25, M27, M28
 
The following General Conference workshops offer 1 contact hour each:
A1, B1, A2/B2, A4/B4, A8/B8, A10/B10, A12/B12, A13/B13, A14/B14, A15/B15, A18/B18, A19/B19, A20/B20, A21/B21, A24/B24, A26/B26, A27/B27, A28/B28, A29/B29, A30/B30, C1, C3, C4, C7, C9-C17, C21, C22, C25-C30, D1, D4/E4, D6/E6, D8/E8, D11/E11, D12/E12, D13/E13, D14/E14, D15/E15, D16/E16, D17/E17, D18/E18, D20/E20, D22/E22, D23/E23, D24/E24, D25/E25, D26/E26, D28/E28, D29/E29