Recruitment Now Open: Georgia Firearm Injury Prevention Quality Improvement Project
Looking for an ABP MOC 4, MOC 2, & CME?
- Providing anticipatory guidance on firearm injury prevention at the 3 year old well check up
- Offering a free gun safe to families that need one (while supplies last)
- Practice Team of a Physician Lead & Data Manager
- Register to attend the Saturday, August 26, 2023 1st Annual Firearm Injury Prevention Symposium
This project will provide enrolled practices with tools, resources, and technical support to lead a quality improvement (QI) effort to improve counseling and anticipatory guidance on firearm safety, injury prevention and safe firearm storage. The Key Driver Diagram for this project can be found here.
Enrolled pediatric primary care practices will apply the Plan Do Study Act quality improvement process to achieve practice transformation to increase the provision of counseling and anticipatory guidance to reduce injury from firearms within the three-year-old well visit.
Scope of Problem
Preliminary findings show that approximately 40% of primary care pediatricians did not believe they had adequate training to provide counseling on firearm safe storage and 60% did not believe they had adequate resources needed to do so.
Recruitment begins in late July and runs through mid-August. Data collection will begin in mid-August and end in mid-February 2024. To view the full project timeline, click here.
Upon completion of this quality improvement project, participants will be able to:
- Develop a quality improvement project integrating counseling and anticipatory guidance regarding firearm safety in the 3 year-old well visit.
- Apply plan, do, study, act process to implement the quality improvement project.
- Evaluate the impact of the quality improvement project on practice outcomes related to safety and firearm injury in children.
CME & MOC Credit
Physicians in enrolled practices will be eligible for CME credit based on their participation in the project Symposium, technical assistance meetings with Project Physician Leaders, and close out webinar. The Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Georgia AAP) Continuing Medical Education (CME) program aims to develop, maintain, and improve the competence, skills, and professional performance of pediatricians and pediatric healthcare professionals.
The Georgia AAP is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. In accordance with ACCME Standards, all faculty members are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest to the content of their presentation(s).
An application has been submitted to the American Board of Pediatrics to request MOC Part 2 Lifelong Learning Self-Assessment credit and MOC Part 4 Improving Professional Practice and Quality Improvement. Registered physician attendees of the August 26, 2023, Georgia Firearm Injury Prevention Symposium will receive a MOC Part 2 assessment at the conclusion of the event. Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatrics who score an 80 percent or higher on the assessment will receive MOC Part 2 points. MOC Part 4 credit can be earned for quality improvement through meaningful participation.
- Participate in the virtual Georgia Firearm Injury Prevention Symposium to be held on August 26, 2023, from 10 am – 3 pm.
- Participate in monthly technical assistance calls with a Project Physician Lead.
- Submit a monthly PDSA worksheet.
- Work with a Practice Data Lead to secure baseline data of 20 3-year-old well visit charts by August 18.
- Provide data from 10 3-year-old well visit charts each month between September 2023 – February 2024.