This activity will focus on the process and necessity of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) programs. This activity will focus on the process to select and implement CQI projects to meet the goals of the national standards and to have a positive impact on improving program services for people with diabetes.
Learners will be able to select and implement an effective CQI project that best meets the needs of their DSMES program, as well as standard 10, CQI of the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (NSDSMES).
At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
-- Describe how CQI benefits DSMES
-- Identify general CQI requirements for DSMES
-- Identify internal and external stakeholders
-- Explain how change management skills enhance CQI
-- Define the Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycle
-- List examples of CQI projects
-- Create an action plan to apply to your own CQI project
- Module 1: CQI - What It Is and Why We Do It
- Module 2: The CQI Process
- Module 3: Putting It Into Practice
Each module includes copies of the presentation slides and additional handouts.
- Audio-visual presentations
Downloadable copies of slides
Pre-test and post-learning assessment
This self-paced online course is a knowledge-based
This activity is designed for nurses, dietitians, dietetic technicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, PAs, physicians, other non-clinicians or other clinicians who work within a DSMES service.
Valerie Spier, MPH, RD, CDCES
Clinical Performance Improvement Consultant
Sutter Health/Palo Alto Medical Foundation
support of improving patient care, the Association of Diabetes Care & Education
Specialists 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.
Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
Universal Activity Number is JA4008258-0000-21-528-H01-P; JA4008258-0000-21-528-H01-T.
activity has been approved for 1.5 contact hours.
This statement contains information provided to NABP from
the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) via CPE
Monitor®. ACPE policy states paper and/or
electronic statements of credit may no longer be distributed directly to
learners as proof of ACPE credit. The official record of credit may be located
in the learner’s e-profile in CPE Monitor.
Medical Association (AMA)
of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists designates this enduring
material for a maximum of 1.5
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.
Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists designates this
activity for a maximum of 1.5
ANCC contact hours. This activity discusses 0 contact hours of pharmacotherapeutic
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is approved by the
California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 10977, for 1.5 contact
Academy of PAs (AAPA)
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists has been
authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME
credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This
activity is designated for 1.5
AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until 9/15/23. PAs should only claim credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation.
on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.5 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEU)
for completion of this activity.
Completion of this RD/DTR profession-specific or IPCE
activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit = One CPEU). If the activity is dietetics-related
but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPEUs may be claimed which are commensurate
with participation in contact hours (One 60 minute hour = 1 CPEU. RDs and DTRs
are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Performance Indicator
selection is at the learner’s discretion.
Certified Diabetes Care and Education
To satisfy the requirements for renewal
of certification for the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education
(CBDCE), continuing education activities must be diabetes related and approved
by a provider on the CBDCE list of Approved Providers (www.cbdce.org). CBDCE does not approve
continuing education. The Association of Diabetes Care & Education
Specialists is on the CBDCE list of Approved Providers.
Board Certified Advanced Diabetes
ADCES is the administering body for the
Advanced Diabetes Management credentials. Continuing education programs offered
by ADCES can be used toward fulfilling BC-ADM Certification and recertification
Other Health Professionals
It is the responsibility of each
participant to determine if the program meets the criteria for re-licensure or
recertification for their discipline.
accordance with Joint Accreditation criteria, the Association of Diabetes Care
& Education Specialists (ADCES) must ensure that anyone in a position to
control the content of the educational activity (planners and
speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial
relationships with any commercial interest.
Joint Accreditation also requires that
ADCES manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during
the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our
satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial
relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you
perceive a bias during an activity, please report it on the evaluation.
Relevant disclosures (or lack thereof)
among educational activity planners and faculty are as follows:
Valerie Spier, MPH, RD, CDCES – No conflicts of interest
Jodi Lavin-Tompkins, MSN, RN, BC-ADM, CDCES – No conflicts of interest
Joanne Rinker, MS, RD, CDCES, LDN, FADCES – No conflicts of interest
Sacha Uelmen, RDN, CDCES – No conflicts of interest
The approval of this educational
offering by the ADCES does not imply endorsement of specific therapies,
treatments, or products discussed in the presentations.
Disclosure of Relevant Financial
Relationships and Mechanism to Identify and Resolved Conflicts of Interest
Undertaking review of the educational
activity to evaluate for potential bias, balance in presentation,
evidence-based content or other indicators of integrity, and absence of
will have access to this learning activity for a period of six months after you
enroll, or whenever the activity's CE credits expire (whichever comes
CE expiration date: 9/15/2023
discounts are available and will be automatically applied at check-out when the
desired quantity is selected
For groups of 3-9, a 10% discount is available.
For groups of 10-14, a 15% discount is available.
For groups of 15+, a 20% discount is available.