National Learning & Action Network Series: August 2016

Topic: Driving Safer Care

Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET


This event was open to beneficiaries, families, healthcare providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs).

Event Description:

This event focused on “Driving Safer Care” by aligning with the CMS Quality Strategy goal to make care safer by reducing harm caused in the delivery of care. Click here for the informational flyer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe at least three ways that deaths are caused by antibiotic resistant infections.
  • Describe at least three ways that deaths cause by antibiotic resistant infections, bacterial disease, and sepsis can be prevented.
  • Identify at least two resources that can be utilized by providers to drive safer care.
  • Explain how you can be participant in the appropriate use of antimicrobials in infection control, in vaccinations, and in the food you eat.

Slides & Recorded Presentation:

  • To view the slides for this event, click here.
  • To view the recording for this event, click here.

Meet the Speakers:

Melissa Dorsey, MHA
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Carole Moss
Nile’s Project

Jason Newland, MD, MEd
St. Louis Children’s Hospital & Washington University



Supplemental Resources:

  • Learn more about Nile’s Project here.
  • Listen to and learn about the inspiration behind the Wear a Scrub Song “Mind, Body, and Spirit” here.
  • Learn about "CDC Vital Signs: How Three States Tackled Sepsis" here.
  • See a complete list of resources from this call here.

Outcome Statement:

The purpose of this session was to prepare healthcare quality improvement professionals to implement effective and safer care strategies by exploring promising practices that prevent antibiotic-resistant infections.

This experience helped participants demonstrate and promote successful delivery of care practices and identify opportunities for improvement, all of which may promote advances in care that impact the Medicare beneficiaries served by the work of the QIO Program.

Method of Participation:

You must participate in the entire activity to receive credit. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/claimed credit form. The link to the online evaluation will be provided after completion of the activity. If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at

  CME/CE Credit Provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, CRW & Associates, and Telligen. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.


AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare approves this knowledge-based activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU). UAN 0077-9999-16-078-L04-P; UAN 0077-9999-16-078-L04-T. Initial Release Date: 8/2/2016


AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is awarded 1.0 contact hour.

Nurse Practitioners

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number: 030803.

This program is accredited for 1.0 contact hour which includes 0 hours of pharmacology.  Program ID #21610-6.

This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standard.


AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.0 continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this program/material. CDR Accredited Provider #AN008. The focus of this activity is rated Level 2. Learners may submit evaluations of program/materials quality to the CDR at

Disclosure of Financial Relationships & Commercial Support:

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Melissa Dorsey, MHA: Nothing to disclose
  • Brianna Gass, MPH: Nothing to disclose
  • Carole Moss: Nothing to disclose
  • Dr. Jason Newland: Consultant for RPS Diagnostics

AKH Inc., CRW & Associates and Telligen do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

No commercial support was received for this activity.


It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The author must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity and may include any of or combination of the following: attestation to non-commercial content; notification of independent and certified CME/CE expectations; referral to National Author Initiative training; restriction of topic area or content; restriction to discussion of science only; amendment of content to eliminate discussion of device or technique; use of other author for discussion of recommendations; independent review against criteria ensuring evidence support recommendation; moderator review; and peer review.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product:

This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.

National Learning & Action Network (LAN) Follow-up Details:

Topic: Driving Safer Care

Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Time: 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Event Description:

This session is a follow-up event to the August 2 National LAN Event: “Driving Safer Care.” It will feature Carole Moss (Nile’s Project) and Dr. Jason Newland (St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University) who presented during the August 2 event, and highlight Dr. Sharon Eloranta with Qualis Health. This call is open to QIN-QIOs, providers, partners, and beneficiaries.

Slides & Recorded Presentation:

  • To view the slides for this event, click here.
  • To view the recording for this event, click here.

Meet the Speakers:

Sharon Eloranta, MD
Qualis Health


Outcome Statement:

The purpose of this event is to follow-up with how participants left the August 2 session in action and to generate discussion between participants and speakers on making care safer by reducing harm caused in the delivery of care.