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CY24 Quality Improvement Programs

 

We are excited to announce enrollment for our CY 2024 quality improvement programs is now open! We will be offering Learning Communities, Mini-Series and Self-Paced Programs. Our recommendation is that you participate in no more than 1 Learning Community and 2 Mini-Series and/or Self-Paced Programs. Program overviews are provided below. If you are interested in registering for a quality program, please contact Christina Yousif, cyousif@chla.usc.edu .

LEARNING COMMUNITIES

As a Learning Community team member, you will participate in a combination of web-based learning collaboratives and an optional quality improvement (QI) project that will be facilitated by the Care Network Quality Team. If you would like to submit for MOC Part 4 credits, the QI project will be done with support from and in partnership with the Care Network quality improvement team. Please note, MOC Part 4 submission is not required to participate in a learning community program. Upon completion of the learning community requirements, you are eligible to receive CME, MOC Part 2, and MOC Part 4 credits. 

MAKING WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

VISITS MATTER

Anticipated Start date: March 2024

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Participants will take part in a series of web-based, educational sessions focused on weight management, which will be provided by faculty from the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at CHLA. Participants will also have the option to implement a quality improvement project. The Care Network Quality Improvement (QI) team will work with each participating practice to facilitate quality improvement activities, collect and analyze data, address any questions and provide ongoing support.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Expand the capacity to treat and manage child and adolescent weight in pediatric primary care.

  • Participating practices will improve their utilization of patient and parent weight management education.

  • Learn best practices from experts and from each other that support the highest quality patient care that lasts beyond the learning community.

MINI SERIES

As a Mini-Series team member, you will participate in a series of educational web-based learning collaboratives. Upon completion of the mini-series program requirements, you will be eligible to receive MOC Part 2 and CME credits.

Neurology

Anticipated Start date: March 2024

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Participants will take part in a series of web-based, educational sessions led by faulty from the Neurological Institute at CHLA.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Expand your capacity to identify, treat and manage common neurological conditions in primary care pediatrics. Use clinical pathways to manage common neurological conditions within  primary care, as well as implement referral guidelines for specific conditions.

ERIN MEISEL, MD

Orthopedics​

Anticipated Start date: February 2024

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Participants will take part in a series of web-based, educational sessions led by faculty from the Jackie and Gene Autry Orthopedic Center at CHLA.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Expand your capacity to identify, treat and manage common orthopedic and sports-related conditions in primary care pediatrics.

Behavioral Health

Anticipated Start date: February 2024

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Participants will take part in a series of web-based, educational sessions led by faculty from the Behavioral Health Institute at CHLA.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Understand the rationale, purpose, and objectives of addressing behavioral health in pediatric primary care. Expand your capacity to screen, triage and manage mild to moderate cases of behavioral and mental health conditions.

Self-Paced Programs 

As a Self-Paced Program team member, you will be given access to our Learning Management System, Open LMS, to complete the educational web-based learning collaboratives as it fits into your schedule. Each learning collaborative will be associated with a post-test that needs to be completed following the session. Upon completion of the self-paced program requirements, you will be eligible to receive MOC Part 2 and CME credits.

Genetics

Anticipated start date: February 2024

Topics:

1. Metabolic Disorders

2. Newborn Screening

3. Appropriate Referrals

4. Genetic Screening for Autism

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Participants will take part in a series of 4 web-based, educational sessions led by faulty from the Division of Medical Genetics at CHLA.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Expand your capacity to identify, treat and manage common genetic related conditions in primary care pediatrics.

RHEUMATOLOGY​

Anticipated start date: February 2024

Topics:

1. Joint Swelling/Arthritis

2. Lupus

3.Chronic Pain

4. Fever

5. Rheumatology Potpourri 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Participants will take part in a series of 5 web-based, educational sessions led by faculty from the Division of Rheumatology at CHLA.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Expand your capacity to identify, treat and manage common rheumatology conditions in primary care pediatrics. Use clinical pathways to manage common rheumatology conditions within  primary care, as well as implement referral guidelines for specific conditions.

NEPHROLOGY AND UROLOGY

Anticipated Start date: February 2024

Topics:

1. Hypertension

2. Proteinuria

3. Hematuria

4. UTI & Prenatal Hydronephrosis

5. Phimosis, Penile Adhesions, Undescended/Ascended Testis

6. Nocturnal Enuresis & Dysfunctional Voiding

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Participants will take part in a series of 6 educational, previously recorded, sessions led by faulty from the Division of Nephrology and the Division of Urology at CHLA. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Develop strategies to identify, treat and manage common
nephrology and urology conditions in primary care pediatrics. Utilize clinical pathways to manage common nephrology and urology conditions within a primary care setting. Implement referral guidelines for specific nephrology and urology
conditions.

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