DNS-CT Course - Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement for the Nurse Leader

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Upon completion of the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement for the Nurse Leader course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the components of a quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) program and federal requirements for these programs
  • Describe the value of root-cause analysis in determining causative factors
  • Explain the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle
  • Illustrate techniques and methods that can be used in performance improvement efforts
  • State four facility quality assessment and assurance (QAA) committee requirements under federal regulations
  • Name four types of clinical data that should be evaluated by the QAA committee on a routine basis
  • Apply Quality Measure (QM) scores to practice
  • Detail how proactively instituted QAPI activities can assist in enhancing a facility’s Five-Star rating and QMs used in various programs

The course was written by Alexis Roam, MSN, RN-BC, CPHQ, QCP-MT, DNS-MT.

2.42 contact hours will be awarded for this continuing nursing education activity. Learners must complete the entire education activity and associated evaluation to receive the contact hours. No partial credit will be awarded. Contact hours will be awarded for this activity until January 9, 2027.

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