CQI for DSMT Programs

CQI for DSMT Programs
This new, live CE course will provide an overview of the CQI process and how to implement an effective project in your diabetes education program. You’ll learn about the role of CQI within the U.S. healthcare system and its relevance to diabetes self-management training. The course will walk you step-by-step through the process of implementing a CQI project including preparing for the project, collecting data, analyzing the data, finding solutions, evaluating the actions and maintaining the improvements you have achieved. This course provides 4 hours of CE. 
Registration includes a copy of the book CQI: A Step-by-Step Guide for Quality Improvement in Diabetes Education, 2nd Edition. This title is packaged with a CD-ROM of forms that can be used to develop, track, and document your project.

Registration: Three Easy Ways

This course is a post-conference course at the AADE Annual Meeting and requires a separate registration fee.

Course Session:  Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 1:00 PM -5:00 PM

  • Online: Click Indianapolis
    • AADE members: Enter your AADE member ID password to register.
    • Non-members need to create a profile to register online.
  • Mail/Fax: Download the printable order form: CQI
  • Phone: Call 800-338-3633 x100 (credit card only)

The CQI for DSMT Programs course is a knowledge-based activity designed for groups of diabetes educators, including RNs, RDs, and Pharmacists and other health care providers who manage DSMT programs and need to develop an effective CQI process for their program.

Program Goals

The goal of this program is to help DSMT program managers and staff select, develop, and implement an effective and efficient CQI process for their program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this knowledge-based program, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose/function of the CQI component in the U.S. healthcare system 
  • Describe the purpose of a written CQI plan in a DMST program as required in Standard 10 of the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education (NSDSME)
  • Describe how select individuals for the CQI project team
  • Explain how to identify and select a CQI project
  • Discuss the data collection issues as they pertain to CQI projects
  • Describe the data analysis and reporting options for a CQI project
  • Discuss how to develop and implement a solution based on the data anaylsis, billing and coding DSME/T, MNT, and pharmacy DSMT services
  • Describe the challenges of implementing the plan
  • Describe methods for tracking the plan
  • Discuss how challenges and opportunities for maintaining the improvement

Faculty Information

Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE, FADA, is Director, Clinical Education Programs, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA. 

Faculty Disclosures

It is the policy of the American Association of Diabetes Educators to require that anyone who has an opportunity to affect continuing education activities content (e.g. authors, presenters and program planners) with products or services from a commercial interest with which s/he has financial relationships, discloses those financial relationship/s with commercial entities to participants.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

Relevant disclosures (or lack thereof) among educational activity planners and faculty are as follows:

To Come

Accreditation Statements

To Come

The approval of this educational offering by the AADE does not imply endorsement of specific procedures, therapies, treatments, or products discussed in the presentations.


Cancellation Policy

Registrants who are unable to attend the program will receive a refund less a $50.00 administrative fee, provided a written request is received in the AADE office no later than 8 working days prior to the start of the program. All cancellation requests must be received in writing. The requests should be addressed to AADE Education and may be sent via fax to (312) 424-2427 or emailed to education@aadenet.org. No refunds can be granted after that time. Substitutions are accepted. The AADE reserves the right to cancel any program and assumes no responsibility for personal expenses.Register Online: Click the webinar titles above for fast, convenient registration