Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates
Every year in the United States, 33,700 women and men are diagnosed with a cancer caused by HPV infection. HPV vaccination could prevent more than 90% of these cancers, 31,200 cases ever year, from ever developing. While most U.S. adolescents are starting the HPV vaccine series, less than half have finished the HPV vaccine series. Every year that adolescents aren’t vaccinated is another year they are left unprotected against cancer-causing infections. A clinician recommendation plays a critical role in getting parents to accept and complete the HPV vaccination for their child. It’s estimated that only 2 in 5 clinicians recommend the vaccination regularly.
This improvement project will provide clinicians the tools they need to make effective recommendations for HPV vaccination for all adolescent patients. The project will help clinicians access their data to determine if their efforts resulted in higher rate of vaccination. This project also includes up-to-date information on HPV infection/disease, HPV vaccine, and ways to successfully communicate with parents about HPV vaccination.
The PI project will follow a three stage, 2 PDSA cycle format and will take approximately 6 months to complete.
Stage A: participants will learn how to access their data, receive information about the importance of the vaccination, and will set their goals for increase vaccination rates
Stage B: educational component on up-to-date information on HPV infection/disease, HPV vaccine, and ways to successfully communicate with parents about HPV vaccination. Participants will complete 2 PDSA cycles.
Stage C: participants will report progress and reflect on their project.
This course is intended for physicians and advanced practice providers in pediatrics and family medicine.
At the end of this session, learners should be able to:
- Utilize tools to make an effective HPV vaccine recommendation.
- Communicate the importance of HPV vaccination for cancer prevention and the rationale for vaccinating by the age of 13.
Jeffrey W. Britton, MD, FAAP; Aurora Children’s Health – Sheboygan; Advocate Aurora Health
The planners and speaker(s) have indicated that there are no financial relationships with any commercial interests to be disclosed.
Accreditation Statement: Advocate Aurora Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement: Advocate Aurora Health designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Maintenance of Certification: Advocate Aurora Health has been approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) as a Multi-Specialty Portfolio Provider (MSPP). This allows Advocate Aurora Health to award Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV credits to those participants in this program who demonstrate active participation in this course. After verifying completion of all requirements and active participation, the Advocate Aurora CME Office will review and forward the form to the ABMS who will then transfer your credits to your Certifying Board.
Pediatricians who complete this project will be awarded 25 Part 4 points toward their MOC.
- If you are certified by multiple Boards, this project will count towards all participating Boards (see https://cme.advocateaurorahealth.org/content/moc-recognition for specific information). You will need to provide the names of the Boards as well as your certification number for each Board you list.
- The attestations are frequently audited by the Boards, so please provide complete, thoughtful responses.
Upon successful completion and attestation, the CME Office will review your completed project. If it is completed satisfactorily, the CME Office will submit the project to the ABMS who will in turn submit the completion data directly to your certifying Board. It will take approximately one month for the completion to register with your Board.
PAs:This QI Effort meets MOC Part IV Standards and Guidelines for the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program Organization and is eligible for MOC Part IV through participating ABMS Member Boards and for Category 1 PI-CME credits through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
- 30.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 30.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 MOC Part IV ProjectAurora Health Care has been approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties as a portfolio provider for Part IV Credits towards Maintenance of Certification. This applies only to those Boards participating in the MSPP Program. Check with your certifying Board for specifics. Any fees relating to Board Certification still apply.
First, enroll in the project Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates. Then you will be able to begin with Stage A.
In order to claim MOC Part IV for this project you must have an affiliation with Advocate Aurora Heath.
If you need help enrolling or logging in, please contact the CME Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.