QI Training Resources

​​​​Education in Quality Improvement for Pediatric Practice

116609111.jpgThe 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 Web site frequently to access the most current courses. Those courses most closely related to and consistent with Bright Futures are highlighted below.

EQIPP Courses

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.

Bright Futures - Middle Childhood and Adolescence. This course helps you implement the Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents into everyday practice. These activities acquaint you the importance of the Bright Futures health supervision recommendations and assist in prioritizing the Middle Childhood and Adolescent visits. The content is consistent with Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition. This course will be available until April 9, 2021​ at EQIPP.​

​Judicious Use of Antibiotics. This course can ​​​help guide physicians on judicious use of antibiotics based on accurate diagnosis and effective treatment, as well as how to educate families about appropriate antibiotic prescribing. If proper diagnosis and treatment of common pediatric conditions are followed, fewer antibiotics will be ordered and those that are prescribed will be in the narrow-spectrum category, thus improving cost efficacy, limiting the potential for antibiotic resistance, and improving the quality of care for the child. The course will be available until December 31, 2020 at EQIPP.​​

​Oral Health. 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 December 31​, 2020 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.

Treating Tobacco Product Use and Exposure in Families. The goal of this course is to help pediatricians and other child health professionals like yourself be well-positioned for the important role of educating patients and families about the harms of tobacco use and tobacco smoke exposure and to assist them with tobacco-use prevention and treatment. Plans for improvement can be created to address gaps identified in key activities of care. The course will be available until May 9, 2022 at EQIPP.