Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Faculty/Presenters/Authors have no disclosures to declare.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest Disclosure: The resolutions of conflicts of interest are completed during the planning process. It is the responsibility of the nurse planner to identify and resolve any conflicts prior to implementation of the learning activity.
When a conflict of interest is noted during the planning process, the nurse planner will actively involve the speaker, presenter or author in the resolution of the identified conflict of interest.
The resolution process for a conflict of interest will be documented in the activity file. The potential conflict of interest will be outlined to the planner/presenter/author on the Disclosure Form. The purpose of the disclosure is not to prevent a presenter/ content expert from presenting, but rather to provide the learners with information from which they may make their own decisions. Relevant relationships or potential COI will be identified to learners through a disclosure process.
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Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by AAACN, Anthony J. Jannetti Inc., or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.
State the meaning of evidence-based practice and performance improvement, and their applicability to ambulatory care nursing and quality outcomes.
Describe the key steps of evidence-based nursing practice, discuss the quality and strength of the evidence, and identify strategies for facilitating the use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines within an organization.
Develop an understanding of the importance of conducting nursing research using scientifically sound methodologies that contribute to the science of nursing and nursing theory, and provide the foundation for professional and ethical nursing practice.
Discuss the differences between quality assurance and performance improvement models.
Define the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Six Aims and how they are used to enhance patient-centered care.
Identify different types of performance indicators and provide an example of when each would be used in measuring outcomes of processes and care.
Describe the P-D-C-A performance improvement model and how it is used to develop, monitor, and improve processes and outcomes of care.
Outline key performance indicators typically measured in an organization and displayed on a report card or dashboard.