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2016 National Neonatal Nurses/Mother Baby Nurses Conference

101 - Has Quality Improvement Improved the Care of Small Babies?

Sep 8, 2016 8:00am ‐ Sep 8, 2016 9:00am

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Standard: $20.00
Members: $10.00


Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Activity: Has Quality Improvement Improved the Care of Small Babies?
Presenter(s): Alan R. Spitzer, MD
Total Contact Hours: 1.00 CH, 0.00 Rx
Intended Audience: All neonatal nurses
Purpose of this CNE activity: The Academy of Neonatal Nursing provides clinically current information on the technical, medical, and nursing aspects of neonatal care as well as the legal and ethical implications related to that care. This CNE activity provides information to nurses and other health care professionals who care for newborn, premature, and ill infants and their families. Specific objectives for this presentation are listed below.

Session Description: In this keynote session, Dr. Spitzer discusses whether the extensive use of continuous quality improvement (CQI) methodology has had a significant impact on NICU outcomes. He uses documented examples from a number of sources to allow you to decide if, in fact, CQI has had the kind of impact that has been hoped for.

Objectives: Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between CQI and research.
  • Define quality in neonatal care and how to measure it.
  • Discuss the problem of outliers, who fail to understand the optimal approaches to care.
Requirements for Completion: The following requirements are necessary for successful completion of this CNE activity.
  • Access to a computer with an Internet connection
  • Attend/view at least 90% of the session
  • Complete and submit the evaluation for this CNE activity
Provider, Academy of Neonatal Nursing, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 6261; and Florida Board of Nursing, Provider #FBN 3218, content code 2505.
The Academy of Neonatal Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Release Date: September 7, 2016
Expiration Date: September 30, 2019
  1. This speaker is a consultant for Mallinckrodt, Inc., Paidion Research, Inc., is on the Board of Directors for Medolac, Inc., and received stock in Pediatrix Medical Group.
  2. This CNE activity has been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias.
  3. The content of this CNE activity has been developed by the planning committee and reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. The content has been deemed to reflect the current state of practice.
Disclaimer: The Academy of Neonatal Nursing assumes no responsibility or liability for the content presented. Care of the infant should always be individualized and no one source relied upon for information regarding aspects of care. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by ANN, ANA, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity.


Tags: CQI NIC 4 NNP 5

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