Mayo Clinic Application of Quality Improvement: Tools and Methods – Silver Level Knowledge Assessment

Mayo Clinic Application of Quality Improvement: Tools and Methods – Silver Level Knowledge Assessment (formerly Applied Quality Essentials) is a learning and self-assessment activity and aims to evaluate the physician’s knowledge in quality improvement concepts and methods. This Silver Level Knowledge Assessment 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.  

Release Date:  September 1, 2014, renewed Jan. 16, 2015, renewed June 28, 2017
Expiration Date: September 1, 2020

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
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.00 ABA
  • 10.00 ABIM
  • 10.00 ABOP
  • 10.00 ABPath
  • 10.00 ABPeds
  • 10.00 ABPM
  • 10.00 ABPMR
  • 10.00 ABPN
  • 10.00 ABR
  • 10.00 ABS
  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Course opens: 
10/15/2018
Course expires: 
09/01/2020
Cost:
$250.00


Faculty & Planning Members

Jolene M. Anderson-Rau, M.B.A.Jolene M. Anderson-Rau, M.B.A.Barbara MesenbergBarbara Mesenberg
Sandra C. BoothSandra C. BoothHeidi M. MiksanekHeidi M. Miksanek
Sean ClarkSean E. ClarkBarbara Porter JordanBarbara Porter Jordan
Nneka I. Comfere, MDNneka I. Comfere, MDKannan Ramar, MBBS, M.D.Kannan Ramar, MBBS, M.D.
Robert C. Graber, M.B.A.Robert C. Graber, M.B.A.Stacy R. SchultzStacy R. Schultz
Curt W. HaleCurt W. HaleBarbara J. TerrillBarbara J. Terrill
Carmen KaneCarmen Kane  



As a provider accredited by Joint Accreditation Interprofessional Continuing Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Mayo Clinic 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 will be published in activity materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentation.
 
Listed below are individuals with control of the content of this program who have disclosed:
 
No relevant financial relationship(s) with industry:
Jolene Anderson Rau
Venkatesh Bellamkonda, M.D.
Sandra Booth
Sean Clark
Nneka Comfere
Bob Graber
Curt W. Hale
Carmen Kane
Andrew J. Majka, M.D.
Barbara Mesenberg
Heidi Miksanek
Barbara Porter Jordan
Kannan Ramar, MBBS, M.D.
Stacy Schultz
Stephanie R. Starr, M.D.
Barbara Terrill
 
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.
 
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Accreditation Statement:


In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science 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.
 

Credit Statement(s):

AMA
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification:
ABIM
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 10 patient safety and medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participation information will be shared with ABIM through PARS.

ABP
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 10 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Completion data will be shared with the ABP through PARS.

ABA
This activity contributes to the requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0®. This activity is designated for a maximum of 10 MOCA® credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.
Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program®, MOCA®, MOCA 2.0®, and MOCA Minute® are registered certification marks of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.
Accredited providers are required to submit learner completion data for each activity registered as meeting ABA MOCA requirements via PARS. Thus, your credit will be reported by Mayo Clinic on your behalf 30 days post course.

ABPMR
The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has reviewed and approved this activity and self-assessment as part of a comprehensive self-assessment program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of Maintenance of Certification. This activity awards 10 Self-Assessment credits.

ABPN
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the Applied Quality Essentials course and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive Self-Assessment Part II program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of Maintenance of Certification. This activity awards up to 10 self-assessment Category 1 CME credits per the completion of each module. The approval period is for September 1, 2017 – September 1, 2020.

ABPath
This activity provides 10 Category I CME and Self‐assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABPath MOC Program.

ABR
This module meets the ABR’s criteria for self-assessment (SA-CME) activities in the ABR Maintenance of Certification program. This module has been approved and qualified by Mayo Clinic’s deemed status by the American Board of Radiology for 10.0 SA-CME credits.

ABS
This activity provides 10 Category I CME and Self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.

Other Boards
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, Applied Quality Essentials - EM has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) and/or a MOC Part II Self- Assessment Activity for the following ABMS Member Boards:

MOC Part II Self-Assessment
Ophthalmology
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

MOC Part II CME Activity
Anesthesiology
Allergy and Immunology
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Family Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery
Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry and Neurology
Radiology
Thoracic Surgery
Urology

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

 

Available Credit

  • 10.00 ABA
  • 10.00 ABIM
  • 10.00 ABOP
  • 10.00 ABPath
  • 10.00 ABPeds
  • 10.00 ABPM
  • 10.00 ABPMR
  • 10.00 ABPN
  • 10.00 ABR
  • 10.00 ABS
  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/15/2018
Course expires: 
09/01/2020

Price

Cost:
$250.00
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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

Required Hardware/software

Internet Connection