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What you will learn

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    Apply the 4 E's model and TRiP into developing your specific aims.

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    Identify the criteria to determine if a QI project needs to be submitted to the IRB.

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    Develop a plan to address the adaptive and technical challenges in your project.

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    Create a plan to turn a local QI project into a system-wide project.

Skills you will gain

Risk ManagementProject SustainmentPlan Implementation

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Case Story: Practice, Policy, Public Reporting, & Patient Engagement: Learning from the Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Example

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 86 min)
11 videos
Surveillance Bias8m
What is Preventable Harm?6m
Decision Support for QI11m
Targeted Provider Feedback7m
Missed Doses of VTE Prophylaxis11m
Stakeholder Engagement7m
Nurse Education as a Pathway to Improve6m
Can Patient Education Improve Care and Outcomes?8m
Importance of Teamwork and Mentoring in QI5m
Closing Thoughts on the Science of QI4m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

case story: risks and rights

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 73 min)
6 videos
Quality Improvement Research: IRB Perspective, Part 111m
Quality Improvement Research: IRB Perspective, Part 213m
Case Study: Michigan Keystone Project13m
Case Study: Risk and Rights, Part 19m
Case Study: Risk and Rights, Part 214m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

case story: technical work meets adaptive work

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 141 min)
9 videos
Line Insertion23m
Maintenance Evidence14m
Introduction to Adaptive Work12m
What Adaptive Work Needs to Succeed: Part 116m
What Adaptive Work Needs to Succeed: Part 29m
What Adaptive Work Needs to Succeed: Part 316m
Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program16m
Results10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

case story: building momentum

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 134 min)
11 videos
Implementation14m
Line Insertion: Technical Work10m
Insertion-Related Prevention13m
Maintenance Focused19m
Meeting Adaptive Challenges: CUSP Implementation, Part 113m
Meeting Adaptive Challenges: CUSP Implementation, Part 210m
Results13m
Mechanisms to Sustain Your Intervention, Part 117m
Mechanisms to Sustain Your Intervention, Part 25m
QI Project Resources on the Armstrong Institute Website4m
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By SSMay 23rd 2018

Fantastic course content and marvellous mentors. I am very grateful to both mentors and Coursera.

Instructor

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David Thompson DNSc, MS, RN 

Associate Professor
Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality/Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

About Johns Hopkins University

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

About the Patient Safety Specialization

Preventable patient harms, including medical errors and healthcare-associated complications, are a global public health threat. Moreover, patients frequently do not receive treatments and interventions known to improve their outcomes. These shortcomings typically result not from individual clinicians’ mistakes, but from systemic problems -- communication breakdowns, poor teamwork, and poorly designed care processes, to name a few. The Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Specialization covers the concepts and methodologies used in process improvement within healthcare. Successful participants will develop a system’s view of safety and quality challenges and will learn strategies for improving culture, enhancing teamwork, managing change and measuring success. They will also lead all aspects of a patient safety and/or quality improvement project, applying the methods described over the seven courses in the specialization....
Patient Safety

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