QI-uick Work: Everything You Need to Know About QI from Statistics to Implementation Sun, Sep 22 1:30-3:00 p.m.

This interactive, didactic course with surgery faculty will have three discrete parts: review of QI terminology and tools, education and QI implementation strategies, and sample problem solving.

The course will be taught by faculty with expertise in Quality Improvement. The faculty have formal training in QI, including a QI fellowship and Six Sigma training, and have successfully integrated in the hospital - and system-based QI teams. They have expertise in QI education as well, and the course is designed using current adult learning theory.

In the first portion of the course, the faculty will educate the learners on current paradigms of QI utilized by hospitals and health care systems, including QI goals, operational definitions, and educate about basic tools of QI, such as root cause analysis, creating fishbone diagrams, and basic statistics used in QI work.

The second portion of the course will provide case examples of successful as well as unsuccessful QI initiatives; and use those cases to identify common themes and strategies in QI implementation. The third portion will engage the participants in scenarios and require them to use their newly-learned tools in problem solving.

At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. Define and implement common QI tools.
  2. Utilize statistics for QI work, and understand their application
  3. Design an evidence-based QI project and
  4. Identify factors needed for implementation of a QI initiative.

Program Subject to Change.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.