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Quality Improvement & Educational Resources

These quality improvement and educational resources are designed to assist faculty in developing quality improvement educational activities for all levels of learners.

QI Training

IHI Open School
Essential training and tools and educational community to help you and your team deliver excellent, safe care. It is free to faculty and trainees.

IHI Open School Video Library
Video library features easy searching.

Mayo Clinic Quality Academy
Curricular modules cover topics related to quality improvement, quality measurement, patient safety, evidence-based medicine, leadership and health policy. Basic modules are more relevant for a health professions student, while advanced modules are for those interested in further training and for practicing health professionals.

Public Health Foundation QI User's Guide
A QI basics tutorial developed by the Public Health Foundation.

Evidence-based teamwork system aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. Includes a comprehensive set of ready-to-use materials and training curriculum to successfully integrate teamwork principles into any health care system.

QI Tools and Resources     

IHI Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit 
This toolkit includes the tools and templates you need to launch and manage a successful improvement project.

KU School of Medicine-Wichita
The KU School of Medicine actively promotes clinical quality improvement.  Through locally-developed initiatives and external collaboration, faculty, students and residents have opportunities for developing their knowledge and skills in quality improvement principles. Practice-based initiatives are disseminated locally and nationally to advance in the field.

Repository of tested educational materials. Many QI and Patient Safety resources can be found in Publications, iCollaborative and CE Directory.

Minnesota Quality Toolkit
A comprehensive collection of QI tools and resources.

National Guidelines Clearinghouse
A comprehensive collection of evidence-based clinical guidelines.

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Glossary
A comprehensive glossary of Quality Improvement & Patient Safety terms from the Institute of Health Care Improvement

National Quality Forum
A national organization that reviews and endorses measures.

QI Publications

Quality Improvement Journals

Compendium of QI Literature from Academic Medicine
This collection includes quality-related articles from recent issues of Academic Medicine.

Supports both the teaching and analysis of data from QI projects. Sample data sets and pre- and post-tests are available for use in teaching.

Squire Guidelines
SQUIRE stands for Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence. The SQUIRE guidelines provide a framework for reporting new knowledge about how to improve healthcare. They are intended for reports that describe system level work to improve the quality, safety, and value of healthcare.

Continuing Education & Professional Development

University of Kansas Medical Center
Continuing Education & Professional Development
Mailstop 7010
4330 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Ste. 2260
Fairway, KS 66205
Phone: 913-588-4488