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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Uncertainty in the NICU: The case of bronchopulmonary dysplasia

3:00-4:15p.m. (ET) Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Join us to learn about and discuss BPD definitions, severity and outcomes, and treatment and prevention. We will also address the evidence for use of steroids for BPD.

Faculty: Roger Soll, MD; Erik Jensen, MD, MSCE; John Zupancic, MD, MS, ScD

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Explore Further

Put this knowledge into action by improving processes and practices in your NICU with the VON iNICQ Improving Critical Transitions collaborative. See how your center can participate in VON quality improvement.

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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.

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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.

Using the NICU Wisely 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Faculty: Erika Edwards, PhD, MPH; John Zupancic, MD, MS, ScD; Renate Savich, MD; Jeffrey Horbar, MD; Roger Soll, MD

Uncertainty in the NICU: The Case of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Faculty: Roger Soll, MD; Erik Jensen, MD, MSCE; John Zupancic, MD, MS, ScD

There are no QI Grand Rounds scheduled for September or October. Please consider attending the VON Annual Quality Congress virtual events.

Transfusion Practice: Benefits and Risks
November 2021

Critical Transitions Improvement Stories
December 2021

Quality Improvement Foundations
January 2022

VON Global Health Fellows
February 2022

Antibiotic Stewardship in Newborn Care
March 2022

Families as Partners: Developmental Touchpoints Supporting Follow-Up and Follow-Through
April 2022

Follow Up and Follow Through – Health Equity
May 2022

QI Grand Rounds are open to all for no cost.