Breastfeeding Friendly Performance Improvement

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The University of Virginia Office of Continuing Medical Education, in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is pleased to invite you to participate in an innovative performance improvement project on Breastfeeding.

This activity has been approved by the American Board of Pediatrics for 10 Part 2 and 20 Part 4 Maintenance of Certification points and by the University of Virginia Office of Continuing Medical Education for a maximum of 20 PI-CME AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.   

The activity is designed to:

•    Empower healthcare providers to increase their knowledge of lactation management
•    Ensure better breastfeeding education for hospital and outpatient staff, patients, and families
•    Improve the quality of care provided to new mothers and babies by implementing nationally defined best practice strategies
•    Increase the rates of initiation, duration, and exclusivity of breastfeeding
•    Improve the health of mothers and babies

How to earn American Board of Pediatrics Part 4 MOC points with our breastfeeding friendly performance improvement product?

The activity is divided into three phases.  Individualized feedback about performance and change in practice is provided in each phase. 

Performance Improvement HeaderPhase 1 – Identify

Opportunities for performance improvement are identified through a needs assessment completed in the form of a chart review.  You will be asked to submit a minimum of 15 patient profiles. Your answers to questions on the profile will be compared with evidence-based standards of care.  A gap report is generated showing how your practice compared and how you rank with other similar providers.  This report is used to generate a series of learning activities and a performance improvement plan in the Implement phase. 

Performance Improvement HeaderPhase 2 – Implement

Based on your performance improvement plan, you will complete activities tailored to meet your needs and learning preferences for 5 care gaps and you will be asked to implement the lessons learned into your practice. A minimum of 2 activities per care gap and review of 5 tools are required.  An extensive reference list and access to proven tools are provided to guide you through the process.

Performance Improvement HeaderPhase 3 – Integrate

In this phase, you will assess your progress and determine the degree to which you have integrated your learning experience through a second series of chart reviews. An initial set of 10 patient profiles are submitted and a new gap report generated.  Following a four-week minimum waiting period, an additional 10 patient profiles are submitted and a final gap report generated. 

How to earn American Board of Pediatrics Part 2 MOC points?

Pediatricians wishing to earn American Board of Pediatrics MOC Part 2 points are provided with an option to complete additional training exercises and pre- and post-testing as part of the Breastfeeding Friendly Performance Improvement activity.  Pediatricians only wishing to earn MOC Part 2 points may do so by enrolling in the MOC Knowledge Self-Assessment course.

Are you an institution?

Institutions may also use this activity as a needs assessment tool and to gain access to the extensive references and tools.  Gap reports will reflect aggregate data of multiple providers rather than individual provider performance. 

What are the fees and how do I register?

The Breastfeeding Friendly Consortium – Breastfeeding Friendly Performance Improvement registration fee is $275.  Users have access to the course for 12 months following registration.   An Institutional Package with volume discounts is available for organizations with greater staff training needs. For more information about the Institutional Package contact us at or 877-514-2354.

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