L060823 QI Virtual Showcase

June 8, 2023

This showcase will provide health care professionals who unfamiliar with quality improvement (QI) basics, key tools, and ways to measure impact an opportunity to learn more in efforts to assist in initiation of or completing their personal projects. 

There is a separate grand rounds presentation in the morning prior to the start of the QI Showcase. This event requires a separate registration. If you would like to attend, please click the link here to register. 

This activity is limited to Children's Minnesota employees and Professional Staff with a CE number only.

Please email education@childrensmn.org for any access or registration issues. 

Target Audience

Healthcare clinicians caring for pediatric patients and their families. 

Learning Objectives

  • Showcase QI efforts at Children's Minnesota
  • Provide examples of QI tools in use (e.g., key driver diagrams, control charts)
  • Demonstrate examples of a "SMART" aim statement
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.75 ACPE
  • 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.75 ANCC
  • 1.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/08/2023 - 1:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
06/08/2023 - 4:00pm CDT
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.Grand Rounds: A QI guide for busy healthcare workers *Gabrielle Hester MD, MS, Porsche Page, ISYE, MBA, Megan Schultz, MBA
1:00 - 1:15 p.m.Vision for Quality at Children’s Minnesota Jeffrey Simmons, MD, MSc
1:20 - 2:55 p.m.

QI Flash Talks:

1:20 Kelly Bergmann -DKA 

1:32 Heidi Shafland - CLABSI 

1:44 Grace Brooks - Skin 

1:56 Brian Lefchak - Decision Support  

2:08 Jennifer Nelson - Pharmacogenomics 

2:20 Michael- Scribner-O'Pray - Restraints 

2:32 Christina Koutsari  - Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis and ventricular shunt surgical site infections (SSIs) 

2:44 Erin King - Peer Coaching

Facilitated by Gabrielle Hester, MD, MS
3:00 - 3:50 p.m.QI open virtual office hour (optional)**Gabrielle Hester MD, MS, Porsche Page, ISYE, MBA, Megan Schultz, MBA

*Grand rounds is a separate part of this showcase with its own accreditation. Click on the hyperlink above to register for the grand rounds presentation. 

**This is an optional session where you can bring your problem or project and get feedback/ideas from small group +QI coach. No accreditation for this session. 


It is our intent that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of the facts. It is not assumed any potential conflicts will have an adverse impact on these presentations. It remains for the audience to determine whether the speaker’s outside interest may reflect a possible bias, either the exposition or the conclusions presented.                                                                                                               

Planning committee members and presenter(s) have disclosed they have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing selling re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients and have disclosed that no conflict of interest exists with the presentation/educational event.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Children’s Minnesota 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.

Children’s Minnesota takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific interest of its accredited continuing education events.

Credit Statement:


Children’s Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent to their participation in the activity.


Children's Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.75 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Techs will have their attendance reported in the CPE Monitor for ACPE credits provided they have entered their NABP-ePID and birth month and day where indicated when setting up their profile.

This program offers 1.75 contact hours of continuing education.  Most medical professional organizations accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  It is the individual’s responsibility to determine whether an education activity meets the continuing education requirements of their respective licensures and/or professional boards.  Go to your respective organization’s website for more detailed information regarding credit requirements.

Available Credit

  • 1.75 ACPE
  • 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.75 ANCC
  • 1.75 Attendance
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Children's Minnesota employees only

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  1. Open your confirmation email from this course
  2. Click the add to calendar link (this will download the .ics file to your computer) 
  3. Open your Outlook calendar
  4. Select "Add calendar" from the left pane just above My Calendars
  5. Select "Upload from file" in the Add calendar window.
  6. Select Browse, go to your Downloads folder and select the .ics file.
  7. Select the Calendar you want the appointment to show up in, typically Calendar and then select Import.

Required Hardware/software

You will need a computer or phone with either internet or wifi access.