Quality Improvement and Education
Quality Improvement Foundations Online Course
About the Course
This course covers quality improvement science, including VON QI foundational principles relating to teamwork and families as partners. It is designed to build a shared understanding of effective QI for all health care professionals and parent partners involved in newborn care.
The curriculum uses a sequence to achieve change, developed over 25 years of effective quality collaborative programs, to guide learners through an effective QI education journey with links to many key resources.
3.5 CME/CNE for unlimited staff at VON Quality Circle centers.
How to Access the Course
This course is available to Quality Circle members and centers with an Education Subscription. Members associated with enrolled centers can find the course on the My QI Programs section of the VON member portal.
New Quality Circle Membership Inquiry
Quality Circle member programs include: iNICQ “All Care is Brain Care,” Quality Improvement Foundations, and Responding to Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
New Education Subscription Inquiry
Education Subscriptions include both the Quality Improvement Foundations and Responding to Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome courses.
Cost: Annual fees for the education subscription are dependent on NICU level.
- Level 3 and Level 4 NICU: $1,500
- Level 2 NICU: $500
Lesson 1: Introduction and Overview
Lesson 2: Establish Improvement Team & Identify Project Rationale
Lesson 3: Review Evidence-Based Potentially Better Practices (PBPs)
Lesson 4: Reveal a Hierarchy of Aims
Lesson 5: Create Driver Diagram
Lesson 6: Complete Project Charter
Lesson 7: Establish a Shared Mental Model of Your Pre-Improvement Process
Lesson 8: Apply Structured Improvement Methodology
Lesson 9: Plan Do Study Act Cycles Part 1 – Plan and Do
Lesson 10: Plan Do Study Act Cycles Part 2 – Study and Act
Lesson 11: Sustaining Your Improvements
Connect with other participants in this course 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.