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What is Quality Improvement

The purpose of this module from Duke University Medical Center is to help you understand and apply principles and practices of Quality Improvement (QI). It will cover:

  • Measures of quality
  • Models of QI
  • The differences between QI and research

This module has 5 self guided sections with comprehension questions and exercises.

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

The How's and Why's of Chart Audits

This module from Duke University Medical Center is designed to help health professionals understand and use chart audits in quality improvement efforts.

The module will cover:

  • The definition of a medical audit as a means of measuring some component of performance.
  • The purposes of an audit and how it functions in the cyclic model of quality improvement or provides the basis of further research.
  • How to conduct an audit following eight sequential steps.

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

Anatomy of an Error

This module from Duke University is designed to give health professionals an understanding of human error and an opportunity to examine the structure and types of errors.

The module will address:

  • The definition of error and its specific application to healthcare.
  • The distinction between the human and system perspective in the analysis of error.
  • How human factors engineering can help identify and resolve potential systems design problems.
  • Ways to recognize and resolve potential “error traps” within your own work environment.

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

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Institute for Healthcare Improvement Course: Why Engage Trainees in Quality and Safety?

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. List at least two reasons why it is important to engage medical residents and fellows in quality and safety work.
  2. Describe the benefits of starting quality and safety training during a residency or fellowship.
  3. Identify at least three barriers to engaging residents and fellows in quality and safety work.

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How Can We Integrate Health Care Improvement into the Core of the Physician Development?

By Dr. Linda Headrick, MD

1.0 hr lecture.

Objectives:

  • Describe the rationale for integrating improvement into the medical school curriclum.
  • Explore how  health professional school can innovate to empathize quality improvement as a fundemental physician skill.

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Course: The Faculty Role

Understanding & Modeling Fundamentals of Quality & Safety

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Explain why it is important for faculty members to engage trainees in meaningful QI/PS work that is tied to everyday clinical care.
  2. Describe four principles for designing educational experiences in QI/PS.
  3. List the core competencies in QI/PS that every faculty member should possess.
  4. List several ways faculty can model the use of improvement principles in everyday work.

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Institute for Healthcare Improvement Course: A Roadmap for Facilitating Experiential Learning in Quality Improvement

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of supplementing didactic instruction with experiential training.
  2. Describe three different models for experiential learning, and list several pros and cons of each.

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Institute for Healthcare Improvement Course: Aligning Graduate Medical Education with Organizational Quality & Safety Goals

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. List and describe four change ideas that are being implemented in training programs around the country to accelerate QI/PS education at the graduate medical education level.
  2. Discuss the cultural shift that is occurring, in which organizations are focusing on root cause analysis and systemic improvement as opposed to placing individual blame.
  3. Suggest at least two reasons why trainee participation in institutional QI/PS activities and committees is critical.

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