Engaging Patients in their Reproductive Health Plan
30.00 | AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
30.00 | ABMS Portfolio Program MOC Part IV
Optimal care for women of childbearing years includes asking patients about their reproductive health plan. Using One Key Question(R), you can engage your patients in meaningful conversation to support either contraception or prenatal services.
By enrolling in this team-based quality improvement initiative, you and your team will implement and document each patient’s reproductive health plan wishes. Starting the conversation provides each patient with the care they need when they need it.
In addition to documenting your patient’s reproductive plan, teams can optionally improve the delivery of contraceptive services including:
- Annual Prescription: Providing 12 months of refills.
- Same Day Initiation: Initiating birth control on the same day as the prescription or medical order.
- Same Day Insertion: Providing same-day LARC insertion.
- Patient Education Program: Engaging patients in education on contraceptive effectiveness, risks, and benefits.
Together with your team you have the opportunity to improve each patient’s reproductive health plan, improve teamwork and receive Maintenance of Certification Part IV credit while improving the health of your patients. Your project will take 3-6 months to complete.
This module will walk you through the quality improvement process using the plan-do-check-act (PDSA) improvement methodology
You will begin by selecting a measure and collecting baseline data to inform you of your current performance. You will then your team will create an aim statement to drive the improvement process. Your team will identify specific changes for improvement through a process and cause analysis and process mapping. Using information from this analysis will guide the identification of specific change(s) or interventions you can test that will result in practice improvement.
Next, you will put your improvement strategy into action as you work through 2 Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles. Collecting data after each cycle to compare baseline and results from your improvement cycles will determine if the interventions were successful.
Upon completion of two PDSA cycles, your team will reflect on changes implemented so you can sustain and spread your improvement efforts. You will also earn points for your Board requirements for Performance in Practice.
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