Vizient Southern States Quality Network Meeting

October 6, 2022

This program will provide education on root cause analysis tools that are most frequently used during clinical and operational projects to help determine the underlying reason for the problem/challenge.  The education will refresh on use of the root cause analysis component of the A3 problem solving tool along with instruction on tools that are most effectively used for root cause analysis.  Sample case studies will be used to practice application of the tools during the session along with discussion, question and answer time and sharing of examples among participants.

Target Audience


Healthcare Quality Professionals

Learning Objectives

  • State the importance of including root cause analysis in problem solving projects.
  • Identify four simple and effective root cause analysis tools.
  • Practice use of root cause analysis tools using a case study.
  • Describe successes in getting back on track with quality and PI activities.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.75 ANCC
  • 1.75 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/06/2022 - 11:15am CDT
Event ends: 
10/06/2022 - 1:00pm CDT


Tandra Marburgh, MBA, CPHQ, CLSSBB (ASQ), CMQ/CE (ASQ)
VP Healthcare
6SigmaTek, LLC

Sharon Ellis, MEd, BSN, RN
AVP Performance Improvement
Vizient Southern States


Planning committee

Sharon Ellis, MEd, BSN, RN
AVP Performance Improvement
Vizient Southern States

Dave Bloomquist, MBA, MS, Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Manager
Wellstar Health System

Kristine Lyons, MSN, RN, CPHQ
Chief Quality Transformation Officer
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital

Nicole Stubbs, BSN, RN, CLNC, ACM
VP Performance Improvement
Greenwood Leflore Hospital

Tandra Marburgh, MBA, CPHQ, CLSSBB (ASQ), CMQ/CE (ASQ)
VP Healthcare 
6SigmaTek, LLC

Stephen Griffin
6SigmaTek, LLC

Brittany Jones, MA, BA
Performance Improvement Administrative Assistant
Vizient Southern States

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As an accredited provider of continuing education, Vizient, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring this activity presents learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations, and is free from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all planners, faculty, and others in control of the educational content have disclosed the absence or existence of all financial relationships (of any dollar amount) with ineligible companies within the past 24 months.

It is Vizient’s policy that owners and employees of ineligible companies, and any individuals who refuse to disclose the absence or existence of financial relationships with any ineligible companies are disqualified from participating as planners or faculty.


Disclosure of Financial Relationships:

Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships

Vizient, Inc., Jointly Accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education, defines companies to be ineligible as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

An individual is considered to have a relevant financial relationship if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

No one in a position to control the content of this educational activity have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

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Statement of Content Validity

Vizient, Inc. educational activities are intended to assist healthcare teams advance their professional responsibilities in accordance with the definition of continuing education. It is the policy of Vizient, Inc. to review and ensure that all content and recommendations for patient care within accredited CE is evidenced-based, based on current science and clinical reasoning while ensuring the content is fair and balanced. All recommendations must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Vizient, Inc. does not permit accredited continuing education if it advocates for unscientific approaches to diagnosis or therapy, or if the education promotes recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing healthcare that are determined to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients.


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Disclaimer: The education provided through this activity is for continuing education purposes only. The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty/presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of Vizient, Inc.

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Designation Statement(s):


This activity is designated for 1.75 contact hours.


Vizient, Inc. will award all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available. Various state license boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.

Available Credit

  • 1.75 ANCC
  • 1.75 General CE - Attendance
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