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AMDA Long Term Care Medicine - 2014


325 - Demystifying Quality Improvement for Medical Directors in Long-Term Care


Mar 1, 2014 4:00pm ‐ Mar 1, 2014 5:30pm

Standard: $24.00

Description

Accreditation
The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:
The American Medical Directors Association designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMDCP Credit Designation:
This session has been approved for a total of management 1.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).

Session Description:
This session will present an overview of basic quality improvement and practical tools with a focus on improvements in clinical care within long-term care (AIM – Assess, Improve, Measure; PDSA - Plan, Do, Study, Act; Fishbone). Application with focus on common clinical issues in long-term care will be used in the session to promote relevance to attendees. Small group format will be integrated into the session to provide hands on application of the tools and opportunity for networking amongst attendees. The session will share quality improvement change packages that have been developed in Ontario as part of an interdisciplinary quality improvement initiative targeting long-term care homes and participants will be directed to more extensive resources for further learning.

Learning Objective(s):

  • Apply quality improvement tools to improve practice in Long Term Care.
  • Engage in exchange of ideas and dialogue with colleagues on possible quality improvement initiatives in long term care.

Speaker(s):
Andrea L. Moser, MD, CMD; Evelyn Williams, MD, CMD

Disclosure(s):
None

Reference(s):
[1] Berwick, DM, Enthoven, A, Bunker JP. Quality Management in the NHS: the doctor's role II. BMJ. 1992 February 1; 304(6822): 304–308.[1] Stille, C.J., Savageau, J.A., McBride, J and Alper, E.J. Quality Improvement "201": Context-Relevant Quality Improvement Leadership Training for the Busy Clinician-Educator American Journal of Medical Quality 27(2) 98 –105 © 2012[1] Francis, R. Poor training, staff cuts, and over emphasis on targets led to failures at Stafford hospital, BMJ 2010;340:c1137[1] Health Quality Ontario. HQO Quality Improvement Guide. http://www.hqontario.ca/quality-improvement/tools-and-resources accessed 2013 July 10.[1] Institute for Health Care Improvement Knowledge Center http://www.ihi.org/knowledge/Pages/default.aspx, accessed 2013, July 10th.

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