The AAP offers numerous high-quality QI courses through Education in Quality Improvement for Pediatric Practice (EQIPP) online learning. These courses are now offered as an AAP member benefit. Courses are consistent with the Bright Futures aim of improving preventive pediatric care. EQIPP courses can be used to earn MOC/continuing medical education credit. Pediatrician Performance in Practice (Part 4) of Maintenance of Certification requires that pediatricians demonstrate competence in systematic measurement and improvement in patient care as approved by the American Board of Pediatrics.
EQIPP courses are updated regularly, so check the EQIPP website frequently to access the most current courses. Those courses most closely related to and consistent with Bright Futures are highlighted below.
- QI Basics. This course presents fundamental QI principles and concepts. It introduces the Model for Improvement, a systematic framework for improving patient care used in all EQIPP courses. It is a prerequisite for all EQIPP courses and is included as an added benefit with any EQIPP course registration.
- Oral Health Best Practices. This course was recently revised and is consistent with Bright Futures Guidelines. It discusses the importance of the dental home, caries risk assessment, anticipatory guidance, and fluoride varnish application. All dental home activities can be done by pediatric health care providers in their office. The course will be available until February 8, 2024 at EQIPP.
- Substance Use - Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment. This course helps guide pediatricians and appropriate staff in the implementation of substance use prevention, detection, assessment, and intervention practices to improve the overall health and safety of adolescents, ages 11 through 21 years. This course endorses substance use screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT). The course will be available until October 22, 2021 at EQIPP.
- Immunizations - Strategies for Success. This course is designed to identify immunization rates in pediatric health care professional practice, uncover barriers to immunization delivery systems, and provide techniques to overcome those barriers through the use of clear aims that reflect expert principles and proven quality improvement methods and tools. The course will be available until December 17, 2023 at EQIPP.
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