iNICQ 2015 – Alarm Safety

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iNICQ 2015: Alarm Safety!

Driving Outcomes with Evidence-based Oxygen Therapy and Safe Monitoring Practices

Alarm-related destabilizing patient events are under recognized, underreported, and increase the risk for morbidity and mortality. An urgent call to action has been sounded by the ECRI Institute, which identified patient alarms as the #1 technology hazard for 2013 and beyond.

The VON Alarm Safety collaborative will assist centers and newborn care units to improve the quality, safety, and value of clinical care by ensuring safe use and monitoring of oxygen therapy to minimize key morbidities such as BPD and ROP. This collaborative will also assist centers in meeting The Joint Commission-mandated National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG.06.01.01) focused on alarm safety.

iNICQ offers two levels of engagement for your team. Choose the curriculum that is your best fit!

iNICQ Core Curriculum

  • Participate in seven 90-minute Internet-based webinars, followed by 30-minute topical work sessions to assist your team in structuring success—no travel required!
  • Learn from world-class faculty
  • Measure progress using VON Day Quality Audits
  • Compare your performance with participating centers worldwide
  • Implement and test “potentially better practices” (PBPs)
  • Structure your QI work using the VON Improvement Toolkits
  • Spread the learning, using the 24/7 on-demand learning portal with access to session recordings, program materials, and pragmatic improvement stories

iNICQ Intensive Curriculum

The iNICQ Intensive track includes all elements of the Core Curriculum, plus

  • Participate in 4 “deeper dive” webinars
  • Employ advanced learning tools and activities focused on implementing, measuring, and sustaining measurable improvements
  • Engage in dynamic face-to-face collaboration at the VON NICQ Symposium and Annual Quality Congress

Continuing Education Credits / Maintenance of Certification Part 4

VON is a Portfolio Provider for the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification Part 4. Individual physicians and physician groups who meet the criteria established by the ABP can use these collaboratives as a source of MOC Part 4 credit.

CME will be awarded.

This activity has been submitted to Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD) for approval to award contact hours. Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD) is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For more detailed information regarding continuing education credits or MOC please see the CE/MOC page.

How to Register

Use the “Enroll Now” button at the top of the sidebar to enroll your team in an iNICQ collaborative. You may also register by phone; contact Pam Ford, iNICQ Coordinator, at 802.865.4814 ext 204 /

Vermont Oxford Network will provide ongoing curricular offerings and serial measurement of each center’s progress.

iNICQ Quality Improvement Collaborative Membership Fees

A Universal Training Solution: Improving Outcomes for Infants
and Families Affected by Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
VON Member Non-member
iNICQ Core $3500 $6500
Alarm Safety! Driving Outcomes with Evidence-based Oxygen
Therapy and Safe Monitoring Practices
VON Member Non-member
iNICQ Core $3800 $6500
iNICQ Intensive $6500 $9000


Fee includes unlimited CME/CN credits for your entire staff. Fees for iNICQ Intensive include attendance for up to 4 QI team members, 2 senior leaders, and 2 parents at the VON NICQ Symposium and Annual Quality Congress in 2015.

A 20% discount applies to health systems and/or state QI collaboratives that register multiple NICUs. Special deeply discounted rates for Level 1 and 2 centers may apply when associated with participating statewide/regional quality improvement collaboratives. Please call for eligibility details and special fee schedules to coordinate with your budget cycle.

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