Practical Solutions to Prevent and Prepare for Severe Hypoglycemia: Expanding the Benefit of Quality Improvement Programs to Diverse Provider Types Practical Solutions to Prevent and Prepare for Severe Hypoglycemia Expanding the Benefit of Quality Improvement Programs to Diverse Provider Types

Congratulations!

You’ve taken the first steps for you and your practice to achieve measurable changes to improve your patients’ experiences and outcomes.

Using this simple, systematic approach for quality improvement, for application at any practice setting—from the hospital to the private primary care practice to the community pharmacy—you have the framework and tools you need to help your patients prevent, recognize, and manage hypoglycemic events. Let’s get started!

This digital QI is designed to be effective and as easy as 1-2-3

1

Assess

To assess where your practice falls relative to meeting , you’ll complete an assessment that asks to what extent you:

  • Prepare patient readiness assessments
  • Coordinate strategies with the multidisciplinary team
  • Use documentation tools in your EMR
  • Use clinical decision tools
  • Provide patients with educational materials
  • Conduct patient follow-up
  • Perform ongoing evaluation and/or annual assessments

You’ll receive a report card that summarizes you or your practice’s performance relative to these goals. This serves as your baseline and guides development of your action items.

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Re-assess

Working with our expert faculty, we created a Model for Improvement that outlines the aims of this program and its . We provide educational and practical interventions, but you can develop your own, including:

  • Enhanced training
  • Optimized workflows
  • Communication protocols
  • Personalized action items to track change based on the nuanced needs of your practice
3

Implement in Practice

Once you’ve identified interventions in your action plan and begin to introduce process changes, it’s time to put your new knowledge to the test!

  • Return to this digital QI portal after at least (perhaps longer depending on the size of your practice and the number of patients you see monthly)
  • Re-assess your action plan to see what improvements were realized
  • Complete a personal reflection
  • Get your certificate

We recommend you share these findings with key stakeholders in your organization to reflect on ongoing improvements and/or future opportunities.

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Faculty

Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APN-BC, BC-ADM Certified Nurse Practitioner
Henry Ford Health System
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Bone and Mineral Disease
Detroit, MI
Anne Louise Peters, MD Professor of Clinical Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Los Angeles, CA

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