Quality Improvement Essentials for Infection Prevention and Stewardship Teams

September 25, 2024

Quality improvement techniques are a systematic way of approaching a problem to standardize improvement efforts. There are multiple approaches to quality improvement that can be applied in the healthcare setting. This virtual workshop will provide an introduction to several of those techniques, including The Model for Improvement (Plan Do Study Act), Six Sigma, and Lean, and then delve deeper into how they can be practically applied to problems in Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship.

Target Audience

  • Physicians and Physicians-in-Training
  • Advance Practice Providers (physician assistants, nurse practitioners)
  • Infection Preventionists
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacists and Pharmacy residents 
  • Nurses 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe commonly used methodologies for quality improvement.
  2. Apply quality improvement methods to an issue in Infection Prevention and/or Antibiotic Stewardship
  3. Identify appropriate stakeholders and engage multi-disciplinary team members to perform quality improvement work
  4. Incorporate appropriate metrics to measure progress and ensure sustainability of quality improvement initiatives

 

Pricing Information:

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Registration Rates
Member$249
Non-Member$349
Fellow*$129

*Registration for fellows/students/trainees must be accompanied by a letter from their department chairs or advisors verifying their status when registering. Trainee status includes interns and residents.  Click here to see an example letter. If you are a Fellow, please email learningce@shea-online.org with the letter that states your Fellow/Student Status and SHEA will provide a discount code for you to register at the Fellow Rate. Otherwise, the appropriate rate will be automatically selected for you.

Limited Attendance! Waitlist will be available.

To ensure a more intimate and interactive experience, we're limiting the number of attendees for this virtual workshop. This will enable us to create smaller groups and breakout sessions, fostering richer and more meaningful discussions. Don't miss out on this opportunity to engage deeply with the material and your fellow participants – secure your spot today! If we reach capacity you will be able to sign up for the waitlist. If someone cancels their registration, we will pull in chronological order from the waitlist. We will notify you as soon as a spot becomes available. 

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Recordings of the didactic presentations will be exclusively provided to registered attendees for post-workshop access. Please note that recordings of workgroup discussions will not be available. 


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 ABIM MOC
  • 6.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.00 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 6.00 Participation
Course opens: 
06/20/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2025
Event starts: 
09/25/2024 - 10:00am EDT
Event ends: 
09/25/2024 - 5:15pm EDT
Member cost:
$249.00
Cost:
$349.00
Rating: 
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Quality Improvement Essentials for Infection Prevention and Stewardship Teams*

10:00-10:30 am Introduction to Quality Improvement Methodologies: From Inception to our Current Era 
 
  • Introduction 
  • Introduction to QI 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Trace QI to its origins in manufacturing 
  2. Describe the history of the QI movement as it relates to healthcare
  3. Recognize and differentiate QI approaches commonly applied in the modern healthcare setting
 10:30-11:30 amModel for Improvement Boot Camp 
 
  • Introduction 
  • Model for Improvement - Matthew Linam, MD, MS
  • Breakout Rooms 
  • Reconvene 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop a SMART aim statement and project charter
  2. Use a key driver diagram to frame your theory for improvement
  3. Apply a PDSA cycle to test a change
  4. Employ techniques that drive project sustainability, including having the right stakeholders on your team
11:30-11:45 amBREAK
11:45 am-12:45 pmEnhancing Quality Improvement: Metrics, Data, Study Designs, and Visualization Strategies
 
  • Introduction
  • Data Driven Quality Improvement
  • Stewardship QI Designs - Susan Davis, PharmD
  • Making Data Work for You - Kimberly Claeys, PharmD
  • Q+A Panel 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify important metrics for regulatory agencies and facility leadership  
  2. Compare the use of quantitative and qualitative data in quality improvement
  3. Compare study designs (e.g. stepped wedge, interrupted time series, how to select a control group) to identify the most appropriate for various QI projects
  4. Choose data visualization and presentation strategies to inform quality improvement
12:45-1:15 pmBREAK
1:15-2:15 pmTroubleshooting Your QI project
 
  • Introduction 
  • A Lesson in Driving Engagement: How I Learned to Motivate Agents of Change by Linking Purpose to Strategy - Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, PhD
  • Commit to the Goal and not the Path: Getting Your Team to Look at a Situation Differently - Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD
  • Breakout Rooms 
  • Reconvene 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss strategies for overcoming gaps, barriers or other difficulties in quality improvement work 
  2. Evaluate potential problems your own quality improvement team is facing, and propose collaborative and innovative solutions
2:15-2:45 pmBecoming an Equal Opportunity Improver 
 
  • Introduction
  • Moderated Q&A - Zanthia Wiley, MD, Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir, PharmD, MPH, Caitlin McGrath, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe health inequities related to infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship
  2. Utilize data sets to identify health inequities
  3. Develop improvement interventions that reduce health inequities
2:45-3:15 pmThe Push for Publication & QI Study Designs
 
  • Introduction
  • Moderated Q&A - Priya Nori, MD, Preeti Malani, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the importance of publishing QI work
  2. Outline key components of a QI manuscript, QI study designs, and how to use SQUIRE 2.0 guidelines 
  3. Identify target journals and review what an editor is looking for QI project submission
3:15-3:45 pmBREAK
3:45-4:45 pmMoving From a Successful QI Project to a Sustainable Implementation
 
  • Introduction
  • Designing Your QI Project with a Goal Towards Broader Implementation and Sustainability - Jessina McGregor, PhD
  • Real World Example in Infection Control - Marin Schweizer, PhD
  • Real World Example in Antibiotic Stewardship - Daniel Livorsi, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the difference between Quality Improvement and Implementation Science
  2. Name conceptual models and frameworks for Implementation Science and their application.
  3. Describe examples of successful transitions from QI to IS initiatives
4:45-5:15 pmSuccessful Case Studies for QI Research in Various Practice Settings 
 
  • Introduction 
  • Reducing Treatment for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Nursing Homes  
  • Improving Outpatient Antibiotic Prescribing through Audit and Feedback 
  • A Quality Improvement Project to Shift from Double Lumen to Single Lumen Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs) - Karen Brust, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Compare and contrast successful QI projects & publications in inpatient, ambulatory, and long-term care
  2. Discuss differences in measures of intervention success and types of data sources based on the intervention design, setting, and available resources
  3. Recognize similarities and differences in conducting QI interventions in single vs. multi-center healthcare settings
5:15 pmFarewell and Wrap Up

*Subject to change. This will be updated as speakers accept and finalize titles.

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standard for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose all financial relationship(s) with any ineligible company within the prior 24 months for any amount. SHEA identifies and mitigates all conflict of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners. 

Program Committee 

Lindsey Gottlieb, MD (Co-Chair)
Emory University School of Medicine
Healthcare Epidemiologist
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships 

Jessica Howard-Anderson, MD (Co-Chair)
Assistant Professor
Emory University School of Medicine
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships

Tamar Barlam, MD, MSC
Professor of Medicine
Boston Medical Center
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships 

Michael Calderwood, MD, MPH
Chief Quality Officer
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center 
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships 

Melissa Fugate, MSN, RN
Director, Infection Prevention
Baptist Health Louisville
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships

Matthew Linam, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships  

Surbhi Leekha, MBBS
Professor
University of Maryland Baltimore
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships  

Monica Mahoney, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Consultant: BD Lifesciences(ended), Cidara (ended), GSK (ended)
Advisory Board: Pfizer (ended)
Speaker: ASHP
Editor: IDSA/OFID
Research Grant: Merck

Jessina McGregor, PhD
Professor
Oregon State University
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships

Nicole McNeil, MLS (ASCP)CM, MPH, CIC
Infection Preventionist
University of California San Francisco
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships

Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Advisory Board: Ferring (ended)
Speaker: Nestle (ended)
Principle Investigator: VA, NIH, CDC, AHRQ, Ferring

Speakers 

Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir, PharmD, MPH
Associate Professor
University of California San Diego
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships

Karen Brust, MD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine – Infectious Diseases
University of Iowa Health Care
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships

Daniel Livorsi, MD
Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship
University of Iowa 
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships

Matthew Linam, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships

Preeti Malani, MD
Professor
University of Michigan Health System 
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships

Caitlin McGrath, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships

Jessina McGregor, PhD
Professor
Oregon State University
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships

Silvia Munoz-Price, MD
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships

Priya Nori, MD
Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship & OPAT
Montefiore Health System
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships

Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Advisory Board: Ferring (ended)
Speaker: Nestle (ended)
Principle Investigator: VA, NIH, CDC, AHRQ, Ferring

Marin Schweizer, PhD
Professor, Infectious Diseases
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Contracted Research: 3M (ended)

Zanthia Wiley, MD
Associate Professor
Emory
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships

*All of the relevant financial relationships listed have been mitigated

Accreditation Statements 

In support of improving patient care, The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: 

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to Joint Accreditation for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

By submitting a claim for ABIM MOC, you hereby give SHEA permission to share individual physician participation information with ABIM through JA PARS.

Nurses:

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 CNE credit. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacists:

CPE Accreditation Statement for Pharmacists

SHEA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number for this program is UAN JA0006047-0000-24-008-L05-P. This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 6 live CPE contact hours (6 CEUs) in states that recognize ACPE providers. 

Upon completion of this ACPE-approved activity, participants will receive 6 credits on their NABP e-Profile section of the CPE Monitor. It is the participant's responsibility to upload the correct NABP number and date of birth when submitting your evaluation. The deadline for completing the evaluation for the live CE session is October 25, 2024. SHEA will upload all SHEA Spring CPE credits to NABP CPE Monitor accounts within 30 days of completion for the live CE session. 

Available Credit

  • 6.00 ABIM MOC
  • 6.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.00 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 6.00 Participation

Price

Member cost:
$249.00
Cost:
$349.00
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