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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 21st 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.
 
IHI designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Full Program Total: 19.25 credit hours
  • General Conference: 10.25 credit hours
  • Learning Labs: 3 credit hours
  • Minicourses: 6 credit hours
     

 Nurse Continuing Education Credits

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.
This continuing education activity carries 19.25 Contact 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 inquiries, 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.
 
IHI designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19.25 contact hours for participation in the program. The Universal Program Number for this activity is: 822-000-08-001-L05-P. Pharmacists should only claim contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Full Program Total: 19.25 credit hours
  • General Conference: 10.25 credit hours
  • Learning Labs: 3 credit hours
  • Minicourses: 6 credit hours
     
The sessions listed below are not elligible for pharmacy continuing education credits.
Learning Labs
  • L5: Engaging Philanthropic Organizations as Improvement Partners
  • L9: Establishing an Intensivist Service-What You Need
  • L19: Achieving Equity: Utilizing Language Services, Indirect Estimates of Race and Ethnicity to Evaluate Clinical Quality
  • L20: Understanding, Measuring, and Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings
  • L21: Reliability Strategies in Outpatient Settings
  • L22: Structure and Process: Improving Perinatal Outcome
     
Minicourses
  • M2: Implementing Early Activity for ICU Patients
  • M13: Saving Money, Changing Minds: Internal QI Training as a Vehicle for Organizational Change
     
A/B Sessions
  • A3/B3: Diagnosing and Treating Your Emergency Department’s Operational Ills
  • A4/B4: Quality and Efficiency for the Last Phase of Life
  • A18/B18: The Business Case for Quality: A Primary Care Focus 
  • A19/B19: Joy, Time Off, and Better Health Care with Group Visits
  • A21/B21: Changing How Nurses Spend Their Time: Effects on Quality, Safety, and Nurse Retention
     
C Sessions
  • C10: Shared Decision Making and the Triple Aim
  • C19: Creating a Connected Patient Experience Across the Continuum
     
D/E Sessions
  • D4/E4 Implementing the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist: Learning from US and International Experiences
  • D10/E10: Measuring Population Health in Health Systems: Case Studies from IHI’s Triple Aim
  • D19/E19: Primary Care Renewal: Spreading Medical Homes
  • D21/E21: Patient Navigators: Resources for the Medically Underserved
  • E1: Quality Innovation in Nursing