This on-line self-study course introduces the principles of quality improvement and methods for problem-solving, provides details on the application of the Continuous Quality Improvement process, and identifies how to use a team to improve a process in an organization. It consists of three modules that provide the basics of quality improvement in public health. Other Modules provide training in the quality improvement tools. Note: This course will not launch from this site. You must click on Step 2 of the registration process. You will then be taken to https://cphplearn.org where the content is housed.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Module 1: Introduction and Principles
- Define quality improvement
- Distinguish a quality culture
- Identify key CQI concepts and principles
- Recognize that change is essential to improvement
Module 2: Problem-Solving PDSA
- Identify the problem-solving strategies
- Explain the CQI process
- Identify the current and desired states
- Recognize the basic tools of quality improvement and how they are applied
Module 3:CQI Project Selection and Teams
- Explain the steps for selecting a QI project
- Define CQI team composition
- Recognize the team development process
- Define a CQI mission statement
The target audience for this course is anyone interested in quality improvement in public health
Date, time, and location
This three module course is designed as a self-study, self-paced course. It will be available online through January 4, 2016.
The instructor for this course is Racquel Graham, M.S.
There is no cost to take this course.
This continuing education activity has been approved by the Ohio State Board of Sanitarian Registration for 3 hours.
This activity has been approved by the Ohio Nurses Association for 3.0 contact hours.
The Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This program is sponsored by the Center for Public Health Practice (MEP2939), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. It is a designated event for the CHES to receive up to 3Category I CECH in health education. Maximum advanced-level contact hours available are 1.5.
An electronic evaluation must be completed for each module in order to be able to print the Certificate of Completion.
Questions regarding continuing education credit should be directed to Meredith Cameron at 614-292-2942 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course is sponsored by the Center for Public Health Practice, located in the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University. The course is partially supported by the Ohio Public Health Training Center, grant number UB6HP20203, from the Health Resources and Services Administration, DHHS, Public Health Training Center Program. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HRSA.
There is no commercial support for this event nor do the presenters and planning committee members have any conflict of interest. There will be no mention of off-labeled product uses.
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(614) 292 – 2942
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