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Quality Improvement Resources for Educators

Attendees listen to a presentation at Research Forum

Gretchen Homan, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at KU School of Medicine-Wichita, presents her work on smoking cessation in the outpatient clinic.

Curriculum Development

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

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

HRSA Quality Improvement Toolkit
Proven strategies and techniques to effectively support an organization's new or existing QI program.

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

IHI Open School Video Library
The video library features easy searching.

KUSM-W Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine QI Curriculum
Loosely based on the MiniATTP course at Intermountain Healthcare and uses DMAIC cycle rather than PSDA. DMAIC promotes more analysis, resulting in more teaching opportunities. A good approach for the first improvement cycle of a clinical process.

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.

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

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute
Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, QSEN was developed to educate nurses on patient safety and healthcare quality. Content is applicable across all health professions.

Validation of a Method for Assessing Resident Physician's Quality Improvement Proposals
The article examines an instrument for assessing resident QI proposals - the Quality Improvement Proposal Assessment Tool (QIPAT-7) - and determines its validity and reliability.

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