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  • Thursday, October 14, 2021
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM US CT
    QI on-the-Fly: Teaching Quality Improvement in the Clinic and on the Ward

    Workshop Leader: Christopher Russo, MD FAAP – WellSpan Health

    Workshop Co-Leader: Laura Hodo, MD – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    Pediatricians are playing an increasingly important role in quality improvement (QI) initiatives within their hospital systems. While tasked with the education of the next generation of clinicians, pediatricians receive little training in how to teach QI methodology to the learners on their teams. Although formal teaching of QI principles as part of a longitudinal curriculum has been described previously and is in place in many training programs, how to teach QI concepts in busy inpatient and clinic setting has not been well-described and remains a formidable challenge for the busy clinicians.

    Through case simulations and group exercises, this workshop will instruct clinicians on effective real-time and near-time teaching of QI. After a discussion of the challenges inherent on busy services or clinics, such as how to create an active learning environment, participants will learn through group activity how to identify opportunities to teach QI in these settings. We will review stakeholder interests, patient safety principles, effective teamwork, and communication.

    Next, participants will learn how to teach QI concepts in real- and near-time without major disruptions to rounding or workflow. Through an interactive case simulation, participants then will explore how to incorporate “QI on-the-fly” at their home institutions using a novel planning tool created specifically for the workshop, the QI-STONE (Quality Improvement - Structured Tool for Organization of Needs). Methods for pre- and post-assessment of learners, such as using the Quality Improvement Knowledge Application Tool – Revised (QIKAT-R) will be discussed as well.

    Note: This workshop assumes participants have a basic understanding of the principles and concepts of QI.

    Hospital-based Medicine

    Education Pathway

    Community Pediatrics

    Quality Improvement/Patient Safety

    General Pediatrics

    Cross-Disciplinary Pathway

    Academic and Research Skills