AWHONN ONQS program Module 1: Quality and Safety Assessment and Gap Analysis
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Obstetric and Neonatal Quality and Safety Review Program

Audience: Experienced multidisciplinary clinicians who are seeking this credential.

Duration: 4 hours

This online asynchronous interactive course prepares clinicians for the multidisciplinary Obstetric and Neonatal Quality and Safety Certification (C-ONQS) offered by the National Certification Corporation (NCC). Through a series of case studies, interactive knowledge checks, videos, and brief post-tests, learners will review quality and safety concepts in the obstetric and neonatal areas. This project was developed in conjunction with experts in this subject matter who have achieved this certification.

Learning objectives include:

  • Explain the application of systems thinking when identifying current performance and responding to gaps
  • Recommend measures to evaluate cultural changes and safety standards
  • Determine the components of a culture of safety
  • Discuss the impact of human factors on quality and safety
  • Compare the methods and metrics used in quality and safety initiatives
  • Choose measures and error prevention strategies to reduce workflow errors
  • Distinguish tools for evaluation and dissemination of measures
  • Formulate strategies for sustainment and positive change