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Applied Quality Essentials EM

Course description

Mayo Clinic Applied Quality Essentials is a learning and self-assessment activity and aims to evaluate the physician’s knowledge in quality improvement concepts and methods. Mayo Clinic Applied Quality Essentials crosses all disciplines and clinical settings.  The following key themes align with ABMS patient safety standards document and are incorporated in the questions and reference material for this module: patient safety, error identification, effect of systems, human factors, communication, culture of safety, methods and tools for evaluating quality and safety events. There are no prerequisites for this course. The module is offered as an online 30-question Pre-test (Test A) and 30-question Post-test (Test B). Test A and Test B  are different versions each containing 30 distinct questions testing to the same curriculum. The module can be taken as an open book test with an extensive, indexed Study Guide included. Education credit will be awarded if the participant achieves a score ≥80% correct answers on Pre-test (Test A-one chance) or Post-test (Test B-two chances). The learner’s choices along with the correct answers and rationale for each question will be provided at the conclusion of the test as well as an overall performance score and relevant references to educational content.  

ACCREDITATION:
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target audience: 

This activity is designed for the physician, scientist, allied health staff and any others who have an interest in applying quality principles in the healthcare setting.

*Mayo Clinic staff can access the AQE exam using the My Learning tool on the Mayo Clinic Intranet.

Learning objectives: 

Educational content allows participants to evaluate their applied knowledge in quality improvement concepts and methods. Participants who complete this module assessment should be able to:

  1. Recognize and explain the current gaps and measurements of quality healthcare
  2. Describe how to actively participate in a quality improvement project
  3. Recognize and apply the essential quality strategies and tools of Lean and Six-Sigma in the DMAIC method
Credits & accreditation
  • 10.00 ABA
  • 10.00 ABIM
  • 10.00 ABPath
  • 10.00 ABPeds
  • 10.00 ABPMR
  • 10.00 ABPN
  • 10.00 ABR
  • 10.00 ABS
  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Faculty & disclosure

Course Co-Directors
Stephanie R. Starr, M.D.
Andrew J. Majka, M.D.
 
Faculty Planning Members
Carl F. Berardinelli
Mohamed Ragheb El-Sharo, M.S.
Curt W. Hale
Barbara Mesenberg
Barbara Porter Jordan
Kannan Ramar, MBBS, M.D.
Henry H. Ting, M.D., MBA
 
As a provider accredited by ACCME, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Mayo School of CPD)  must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities.   Course Director(s), Planning Committee Members, Faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity.  Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place.  Faculty also will disclose any off label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation.  Disclosure of these relevant financial relationships is published here so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the material.
 
Listed below are individuals with control of the content of this program who have disclosed:
 
No relevant financial relationship(s) with industry:
Stephanie R. Starr, M.D.
Andrew J. Majka, M.D.
Carl F. Berardinelli
Mohamed Ragheb El-Sharo, M.S.
Curt W. Hale
Barbara Mesenberg
Barbara Jordan
Kannan Ramar, MBBS, M.D.
Henry H. Ting, M.D., MBA
 
References to off-label usage(s) of pharmaceuticals or instruments in this module:  None
 
Disclaimer
Participation in this Mayo Clinic educational activity does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.
No commercial support was received in the production of this CME activity.
 
Copyright
© 2014 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). All rights reserved.

Additional information
Required hardware / software: 

Internet Connection

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.00 ABA
  • 10.00 ABIM
  • 10.00 ABPath
  • 10.00 ABPeds
  • 10.00 ABPMR
  • 10.00 ABPN
  • 10.00 ABR
  • 10.00 ABS
  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Course opens: 
01/16/2015
Course expires: 
09/01/2017
Cost:
$125.00

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