QI Grand Rounds

A free webinar and discussion series to advance quality improvement in newborn care.

VON QI Grand Rounds are open to all to attend at no cost. The general format is a video presentation followed by Q&A with faculty. These online learning and discussion opportunities are supported by the work of dedicated VON teams and faculty, and are intended to advance evidence into practice through sound quality improvement methods. Please note there is no CE awarded for participation. Register below to attend an upcoming QI Grand Rounds and login to view webinar material and past presentations.

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Tests of Change and Data for Improvement

3:00-4:00 p.m. (ET) Thursday, May 20, 2021

Join us for a webinar and discussion of the role of testing to achieve improved processes, practices, and outcomes, including why to test and why data is critical to improvement, building and interpreting run charts, and understanding variation in data.

Faculty: Munish Gupta, MD; John Lester, BSc

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Explore Further

Teams in the VON Quality Circle are using data to inform improvements of processes, practices, and outcomes. Is your center not yet a Quality Circle member? Enroll here!

Community Support

Connect with other participants and teams that are applying structured QI methodology to projects at their center. The VON Community Forum is a place to ask questions and share practices, guidelines, and new knowledge and experiences.

Visit the VON Community Forum

QI Grand Rounds Schedule

Teamwork: Developing Shared Mental Models
February 17, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Faculty: Jeffrey Meyers, MD; Elizabeth Schierholz, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC; Denise Zayack, RN, BA, MPH

There is no QI Grand Rounds scheduled for March. Please consider attending Cochrane Neonatal’s “Overview of surfactant treatment: Evidence from systematic reviews” on March 8, 2021.

NAS Care and Health Equity
Thursday, April 15, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Faculty: Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH; Lenora Marcellus PhD, MN, BSN, RN; Adrienne Pahl, MD; Erika Edwards, PhD, MPH; Roger Soll, MD

Tests of Change and Data for Improvement
Thursday, May 20, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Faculty: Munish Gupta, MD; John Lester, BSc

There is no QI Grand Rounds scheduled for June. Please consider attending Cochrane Neonatal’s “Systemic coritcosteroids for bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Evidence from systematic reviews and network meta-analysis” on June 7, 2021.

Critical Transitions Improvement Stories
July 2021

Families as Partners: Developmental Touchpoints Supporting Follow-Up and Follow-Through
August 2021

Topic: Antibiotic Stewardship
September 2021

There is no QI Grand Rounds scheduled for October. Please consider attending the VON Annual Quality Congress, the keynote address from Jeffrey Horbar, MD, will be available online.

Global Health Fellows
November 2021

Using the NICU Wisely
December 2021

QI Grand Rounds are open to all for no cost.