Quality Improvement Science in Healthcare

Per the ACGME Common Program Requirements, “A cohesive model of healthcare includes quality-related goals, tools, and techniques that are necessary in order for health care professionals to achieve quality improvement goals. Residents must receive training and experience in quality improvement processes….” Quality Improvement Science in Healthcare presentations provide instruction in the use of quality improvement science, such as quality improvement cycles, root cause analyses, understanding core measures, training techniques used in healthcare improvement, etc.

Engaging Residents in Quality Improvement

  • Speaker: Suneet Dullet, MD
  • Description: "Engaging Residents in Quality Improvement," provides a framework through which we improved our residents' knowledge and application of the principles of quality improvement and patient safety and you can too. Our main interventions were: a noon conference series on quality

improvement and patient safety topics which eventually became academic half day presentations, incorporating root cause analysis and Team Based Learning (TBL) into Morbidity and Mortality Conference, streamlining the process for resident involvement in ongoing QI projects as well as the development of new QI projects in the clinic and hospital, and conducting a faculty needs assessment related to QI/PS and providing further instruction to faculty as needed. We saw a 29% improvement in QIKAT-R scores, achieved and continue to have 100% involvement of our residents in multidisciplinary quality improvement projects, and saw a 1.3 point increase on the Likert scale in satisfaction and education scores for our new Morbidity and Mortality Conference.

  • Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to…
    • Incorporate quality improvement (QI) and patient safety (PS) principles and design into a curriculum to meet ACGME requirements and improve resident education on quality improvement,
    • Apply a modified Team Based Learning (TBL) approach to Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) Conferences
    • Incorporate root cause analysis into M and M conference,
    • Use the Revised Quality Improvement Knowledge Application Tool (QIKAT-R) to assess learners overall knowledge of quality improvement, and
    • Help learners identify opportunities for improvement in patient care and translate this awareness into the development of quality improvement projects.
  • Location and Resources: TBD
  • Time: 1.5 hours

Performance Improvement

  • Speakers: Sharon Ezell, MSN, RN, CPHQ, and Beth Leffard, MSN, RN, CPHQ
  • Description: Performance improvement related to hospital required measures (i.e. sepsis bundle treatment)
  • Objectives: Objectives for this session will be developed based on the needs of the department.
  • Location and Resources: TBD
  • Time: TBD

Quality Improvement

  • Speakers: Sharon Ezell, MSN, RN, CPHQ, and Beth Leffard, MSN, RN, CPHQ
  • Description: Quality Improvement using the PSDA model
  • Objectives: Objectives for this session will be developed based on the needs of the department.
  • Location and Resources: TBD
  • Time: TBD

Break Line.png

USA with Apron.jpgUniversity of South Alabama Health System
Graduate Medical Education

2451 USA Medical Center Drive, Mastin 212, Mobile, AL 36617  
Phone 251.471.7206  •  Fax 251.471.7875
*Fillingim Street was renamed USA Medical Center Drive on December 8, 2016

Email Newsletters

Connect With Us