Johns Hopkins University
Patient Safety Specialization
Johns Hopkins University

Patient Safety Specialization

Become a Leader in Patient Safety. Master the strategies and tools to implement effective patient safety and quality initiatives.

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David Schwartz
Bob Hody
Melinda Sawyer

Instructors: David Schwartz

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What you'll learn

  • Identify the core aspects of a strong patient safety culture.

  • Describe the attributes of systems and processes that support a strong patient safety culture and a culture of continuous learning.

  • Analyze safety and quality measures to identify areas for improvement as well as to monitor and sustain improvement projects.

  • Develop a patient safety or quality improvement strategic plan.

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Specialization - 7 course series

What you'll learn

  • Describe a minimum of four key events in the history of patient safety and quality improvement.

  • Define the key characteristics of high reliability organizations.

  • Explain the benefits of having strategies for both proactive and reactive systems thinking.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Leadership
Category: Patient Safety
Category: Plan Implementation
Category: Quality Improvement

What you'll learn

  • Review essential elements of a safety culture.

  • Describe how healthcare organizations identify and mitigate safety hazards.

  • Identify how patients and family members contribute to developing a safety culture.

  • Identify strategies for improving communication and teamwork .

Skills you'll gain

Category: Project Management
Category: Design Thinking
Category: Quality Improvement

What you'll learn

  • Describe approaches for selecting and scoping a patient safety or quality improvement project.

  • Compare and contrast QI/PI approaches: A3 Thinking, Design Thinking, and Translating Research into Practice (TRiP).

  • Create a project charter or A3 using SMART goals.

  • Explain the usage of several root cause identification tools in the course of running a project.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Change Management
Category: Project Planning
Category: Staff Engagement

What you'll learn

  • Recognize the importance of planning for project sustainment.

  • Use the pre-mortem exercise to identify risks of project failure.

  • Design a change management plan that addresses technical and adaptive challenges.

  • Describe the 4E’s + 2 Model and its use to engage stakeholders.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Communication
Category: Healthcare Leadership
Category: Organizational Culture
Category: Patient Safety

What you'll learn

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

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

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

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

Skills you'll gain

Category: Risk Management
Category: Project Sustainment
Category: Plan Implementation

What you'll learn

  • Describe why measurement is important to quality improvement work.

  • Locate external sources of quality and safety measures and associated performance data.

  • Identify those data that are useful for monitoring and evaluating quality improvement projects.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Patient Care
Category: Systems Thinking
Category: Quality Improvement

What you'll learn

  • Identify a patient safety or quality issue within your own area of practice, and describe concrete processes for addressing the issue.

  • Describe steps needed within your organization to move toward high reliability.

  • Describe intended steps for a focused career plan in becoming a patient safety and quality leader.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Data Analysis
Category: Performance Measurement
Category: Project Evaluation

Instructors

David Schwartz
Johns Hopkins University
1 Course4,370 learners
Bob Hody
Johns Hopkins University
1 Course8,159 learners
Melinda Sawyer
Johns Hopkins University
1 Course31,240 learners

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