Improving Response Time for Neonatal Transports - PI CME/MOC IV

Chicago, IL US
November 28, 2016 to November 1, 2017
PI CME/Quality Improvement Effort
Best practice response times for neonatal transport reported in literature is less than or equal to 30 minutes from the time of the call from the the referring hospital to the time the team leaves the NICU.
This initiative aims to improve transport response times in the NICU. Through data collection, analysis and communication between clinicians and NICU staff, potential interventions will be discussed and formed in order to improve response times and address reasons for delay.
With the goal being to set-up of a formal committee that will perform a bi-monthly review in order to continue improvement and maintain a neanotal transport time less than or equal to 30 minutes.

Target Audience

This performance/quality improvement initiative is intended for physicians, residents, fellows and other healthcare professionals working in the neonatal and pediatric specialties working toward the imporvement of NICU transport times.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the components of a high quality, efficient and consistent transport team response system;
  • Recognize and work to correct reasons for delay in transport team response;
  • Design an efficient, consistent and high quality transport team;
  • Achieve the goal of a consistent transport response time of under 30 minutes.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Jill Colontuono, NP
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
Available credit: 
  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Event starts: 
11/28/2016 - 12:00am
Event ends: 
11/01/2017 - 12:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital
5721 S Maryland Ave, Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Project Lead
Pediatric Residency Research Mentor
Professor Emeritus, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Quality Performance Improvement Lead
Jill Colontuono, NNP
Quality Improvement Project Manager
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this PI CME activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME and MOC IV Credit
To qualify for both PI CME credit (AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM) and QI MOC through the ABMS Multi-specialty Portfolio Program, participants must be engaged in a systematic effort of reviewing and improving some aspect(s) of care or care delivery for their patients. 
Sustained QI Cycles
The QI effort must be sustained, involving at least two or more linked cycles of performance review and improvement effort. The post-intervention data and review from one cycle become the baseline data and planning for the next cycle. Starting with a suspected or actual problem with care:

1st QI cycle
    Baseline data collection, analysis/review, identify underlying cause(s)
    Intervention(s) to address underlying cause(s)
    Post-intervention data collection, analysis/review, identify remaining underlying cause(s)
2nd QI cycle
   Post-intervention data collection, analysis/review, identify underlying cause(s) (same as above)
   Adjustment(s) / second intervention(s) to address underlying cause(s) 
   Post-adjustment data collection, analysis/review, identify remaining underlying cause(s)
Individuals attest to their participation on the QI/PI project. UCM QI/PI MOC Program emails to each participant a unique Access Code used to UNLOCK this module. Once enrolled, particpants will complete an attestation of participating as required, and reflections on the QI effort and its impact. Individuals submit the form online. UMHS QI/PI MOC Program staff forward the information to the project lead. The project lead verifies that individuals participated. UCM reports participation to relevant board(s). The credit for participating in a MOC activity is recorded for the year in which the individual completed activities in the documented QI/PI project.  
Attestation forms must be submitted by November 30th in order for us to report credit to your ABMS specialty board and have your credit count for that year. 

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