Navigating Quality: Teaching and Learning IOM

Anita Finkelman, RN, MSN & Carole Kenner, PhD, RNC-NIC, FAAN



Quality is job #1. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) reports have provided important perspectives for improving the quality and safety of health care. Today, their work guides the restructuring of health care systems. Thus it is imperative that nurses and students be equipped with this knowledge to improve patient safety.

Anita Finkelman and Carole Kenner have condensed the IOM reports into a unique user’s manual that is relevant to every nurse. During this webinar, Finkelman and Kenner will highlight the IOM’s five healthcare core competencies and share teaching-learning strategies.

Nurses and students seeking to provide quality care for all patients should attend this event.

Purpose/Goal: The purpose of this webinar is to assist nurses in understanding the importance of the IOM reports and their impact on nurses' ability to deliver safe, quality care.


Objective 1. Discuss the implications of the IOM quality reports and nursing standards.
Objective 2. Explore two strategies for teaching IOM core competenceies for nurses.


Anita Finkelman, RN, MSN is a visiting faculty member at Northeastern University, School of Nursing. Anita has over 35 years of teaching experience and is the primary author of the publication Teaching IOM and its companion Volume 2 Learning IOM. She has lectured both nationally and internationally on this very important subject.

Dr. Carole Kenner, PhD, RNC-NIC, FAAN is Dean and Professor at Northeastern University, School of Nursing and has over 30 years of teaching experience. Carole co-authored the publication Teaching IOM and has authored more than one hundred journal articles. In addition, she frequently lectures on IOM competencies.

The planners and authors of this CNE activity have disclosed no financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.

Contact Hours: 1

Expiration Date: 2/14/2016


Member Price: $15.00
Non-Member Price: $30.00

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