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Pave Your Path Webinars & Online Courses

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When striving for quality improvement, your final destination can seem miles away, but developing a systematic approach creates a turn-by-turn roadmap that segments the journey and puts your goal within reach. The free Pave Your Path webinar series from the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign will help you do just that.

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The 4-webinar series focuses on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s quality improvement model using rapid-cycle Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) testing. You can watch the webinars and download the supporting materials below, or nurses can earn up to 8 hours of continuing education (CEs)* by successfully completing the corresponding courses in HHQI University’s Quality Improvement course catalog.

  • Course 1: How to Improve - Will, Ideas & Execution (2 Nursing CEs)
  • Course 2: Using the Model for Improvement (2 Nursing CEs)
  • Course 3: Learning Toward Improvement (2 Nursing CEs)
  • Course 4: Improvement Science & Helpful Techniques (2 Nursing CEs)

These courses provide practical applications of the Model for Improvement as a framework to improve quality using free HHQI National Campaign resources. After completing all four Pave Your Path courses, you will understand how to implement a systematic approach to redesigning and improving your agency’s system of care by using well-tested improvement methods.

Learn more about HHQI University or download the Quick Start Guide to learn how to register and start enrolling in courses today.

* Continuing education credits have been approved by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of the America Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

Recorded Sessions

2/19/13: Pave Your Path #1: How to Improve - Will, Ideas and Execution

Focus: Prepare for successful change and contextual issues in home health care

  1. Describe the set-up process for successful improvement work, including leadership actions. 
  2. Identify the current state of home health care and the impact of improving care.
  3. Describe the three questions for the Model for Improvement, including how it tracks to LEAN
  4. List the key characteristics of a project Aim Statement.

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3/19/13: Pave Your Path #2: Using The Model for Improvement

Focus: How to use the Model for Improvement

  1. Describe how to use the three questions for the Model for Improvement.
  2. Describe a Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) cycle.
  3. Describe how to learn from PDSA cycles.
  4. List characteristics of a successful improvement team.
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4/16/13: Pave Your Path #3: Learning Toward Improvement

Focus: Using the Model for Improvement - measures and testing changes

  1. Describe how to identify measures to use in improvement.
  2. Describe what a PDSA cycle is and how it is used in quality improvement.
  3. Describe the process of testing changes, implementing changes and spreading changes.
  4. List tips for successful improvement.
  5. Hear an authentic account of how a home health agency successfully implemented an improvement process.

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5/21/13: Pave Your Path #4: Improvement Science and Helpful Techniques

Focus: A brief overview of Deming’s theory of profound knowledge as the foundation for improvement science (demonstrable improvement); techniques-process mapping and observation as learning techniques

  1. Describe the underpinnings of improvement science-Theory of Profound Knowledge (Deming).
  2. Describe what a process is in the context of improvement science.
  3. Identify how to produce process maps that make system processes visible.
  4. Describe observation as a learning tool.
  5. List improvement resources.

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BIOs for speakers

Cory B. Sevin R.N., M.S.N., N.P. Ms. Sevin is a Director with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.  With IHI, she has led work in redesigning the clinical office practice, improving transitions into home healthcare,  emergency department flow, improving transitions in care to reduce readmissions and spread.  Ms. Sevin is a nurse practitioner with a Clinical Specialty in Adolescent, Preventative and Community Health.  Past experience includes 26 years working in a variety of community settings, including public health, schools and community health centers. Before coming to IHI, she was Vice President Operations at Clinica Campesina, a Community Health Center in Lafayette, Colorado. She received her BSN in 1976 from the University of Michigan and her MSN in 1980 from the University of Cincinnati.
Jane Taylor, EdD, Improvement Advisor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is a health care research practitioner with over 20 years of health care experience. Her leadership roles also include working as a hospital CEO in rural areas and a compliance officer for physician practices. Dr. Taylor was awarded a doctoral degree in adult learning from Columbia University, with a particular interest in transformative learning and learning design.

Kate Bones, MSW, is a Project Director with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement where she has managed collaborative quality improvement programs, R&D initiatives, and strategic partnerships for twelve years. She manages IHI’s Scientific Advisory Group and serves as a Collaborative Director in IHI’s State Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) initiative.  Ms. Bones has a background in community health and health policy.