The Birth Equity Journey: Optimizing Racial Equity Action Across Massachusetts; Enduring Activity 11: 7/18/23 Webinar Recording

This enduring activity is a recording of a live webinar presentation that was delivered on July 18, 2023.

The agenda includes a review of aggregate data from hospitals that completed Equity structure and process measures, a bundle component presentation about the creation and maintenance of an equity team, and QI lessons on driver diagrams, fishbone diagrams, and the MAP-IT framework.

This webinar series provides training for obstetric healthcare providers on (1) the definitions and rates of racial disparities in severe maternal morbidity, (2) the practice guidelines to address racial inequities in SMM (maternal equity safety bundle), (3) collecting and stratifying SMM data based on race/ethnicity, and (4) recognizing and implementing the structures and processes to improve maternal health outcomes and eliminate disparities.

The series also outlines how to build collaborative and interdisciplinary teams to implement quality improvement initiatives and improve patient-centered and equitable care during pregnancy and postpartum. Also included are the practice components or maternal safety bundles, the process measures that indicate quality care, and strategies to provide equitable care for pregnant and postpartum people. 

 

 

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care physicians, anesthesiologists, emergency medicine and family medicine physicians, obstetricians, pediatricians, mental health professionals, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and midwives. 

 

 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe and implement clinical best practice of the AIM maternal safety bundles
  2. Describe and implement the safety bundles using the improvement science process
  3. Complete structure and process measures of the safety bundles
  4. Discuss teaming process to utilize improvement science
  5. Implement strategies to improve pregnancy experiences and birth outcomes for MA families as part of a state collaborative

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
08/21/2023
Course expires: 
08/20/2024

This enduring activity is a recording of a live webinar presentation that was delivered on July 18, 2023.

Course Co-Directors

Audra Meadows, MD, MPH
Course Co-Director
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of California-San Diego
Co-Chair of the Perinatal-Neonatal Quality Improvement Network of Massachusetts (PNQIN)
San Diego, CA

Ronald Iverson, MD, MPH
Course Co-Director
Vice Chair of Obstetrics
Director of Labor and Delivery
Boston Medical Center 
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine
Co-Chair of the Perinatal-Neonatal Quality Improvement Network of Massachusetts (PNQIN)
Boston, MA

Speakers
Audra Meadows, MD, MPH
PNQIN Equity Bundle Lead

Ronald Iverson, MD, MPH

Caroline Somerville
PNQIN Project Coordinator 

Accreditor Disclosure Policy
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Accredited Continuing Education activities to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. This information is disclosed to all activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine has procedures to mitigate all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed. 

In accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies that faculty, planners, authors and anyone who may be in control of content have been mitigated.

Program Faculty Disclosures
The speakers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Off-Label Discussion
The faculty members do not plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.

Program Planning Committee Disclosures
The following members of The Perinatal-Neonatal Quality Improvement Network of Massachusetts's(PNQIN) planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

Hafsatou Diop, MD, MPH; Principal Investigator
Bonnell W. Glass, MN, RN; Nurse Advisor
Ronald Iverson, MD, MPH; Course Co-Director, Clinical Advisor
Anna Kheyfets; Project Coordinator
Karen Manganaro, MSN, RNC-OB; Nurse Advisor
Audra Meadows, MD, MPH; Course Co-Director, Clinical Advisor, Facilitato
Mary Pomerleau, DNP, RNC-OB; Nurse Advisor
Christin Price, MD
Caroline Somerville; Project Coordinator
Kali Vitek, MPH; Project Manager

Accreditor Disclosures
The following planning committee members from Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine’s Office of Continuing Medical Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

Michael Burk, BS – Senior Program Manager
 

Disclaimer
THIS CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM IS INTENDED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE.  NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS BEING ESTABLISHED. IN NO EVENT SHOULD INFORMATION IN THE MATERIALS REGARDING LAWS, REGULATIONS, OR LEGAL LIABILITY BE CONSIDERED LEGAL ADVICE OR USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONSULTING WITH AN ATTORNEY.

 

 

Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and the Perinatal-Neonatal Quality Improvement Network of Massachusetts (PNQIN). Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Physicians
The Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Nurses
Contact Hours: 1

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Participation
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