Module 5: Engagement in QI/EBP/Research
This module describes the importance of engagement in QI as it relates to reputation and reimbursement. The importance of transparency of data is discussed as well as strategies for engaging front-line staff in data collection and analysis.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 17509 for 1.0 Contact Hours
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Engagement in QI/EBP/Research offers 1.0 Patient Experience Continuing Education credits (PXEs) through Patient Experience Institute (PXI).
Kathryn Farrell, MSN, RN
Kathryn (Katie) Farrell, MSN, RN graduated from Georgetown University with her BSN and the University of Pennsylvania with an MSN in Health Leadership and Teaching certificate. Her clinical background includes hematology/oncology and the post anesthesia care unit. Farrell worked clinically at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in NYC and at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia.
She has an extensive background working in quality, safety and performance improvement and is Six Sigma Green Belt certified. Katie previously worked as a professional practice consultant in the Penn Medicine Health System. In that role, she developed and led many quality improvement initiatives related to patient safety, patient satisfaction and staff engagement. She has published and presented at many national and local conferences on these topics.
Currently, Kathryn is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the MSN Advanced Role at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She is also the Track Director for the Quality, Safety and Risk Management program.