The LPQI network uses standard measurement tools to ensure that all LEND programs are evaluated in a consistent way. This allows national averages to be drawn across all participating LEND programs regardless of individual variations in LEND training. LPQI was created to allow for quality improvement across the country and to show the effectiveness of LEND training. It is vital to show consistent benchmarks across all LEND programs.

Core Competence Measurement Tools (CCM)

CCM is the trainee self-report measure developed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia LEND program, completed for Interdisciplinary/Interprofessional Team Building, Family-Professional Partnerships, and Policy. CCM is completed in T1 and T3.

Measures for each competency are provided below:

Interdisciplinary / Family-Centered Care Observation Rubric (I-FOR)

I-FOR is used by faculty to observe and evaluate trainees’ performance in the middle (T2) and at the end (T3) of the LEND year. Faculty rate trainees in each core competency: Interdisciplinary teaming, family-centered care, and policy. Measures for each competency are included below:


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