SELECT SAHSS - Health Systems Science: Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety
SELECTIVE DIRECTOR(S): Dr. Christi Rinaudo PHONE: 318-675-4349
DURATION OF ELECTIVE: 2 Weeks
LOCATION OF ELECTIVE: Online
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: No limit MINIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1
ELECTIVE OFFERED DURING BLOCKS: All
COURSE CODE: SAHSS
The purpose of this selective is to :
- Introduce students to the fundamentals of quality improvement, patient safety, and the essential components comprising a culture of safety.
- Equip students with the knowledge and skills to provide safe, timely, equitable, effective, efficient, and patient-centered care
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Explain the value of improvement science in health care.
- Identify the key elements of an effective improvement model.
- Describe how to lead an improvement project through four key phases.
- Apply strategies to work effectively with inter-professional colleagues.
- List the main types of errors and identify ways providers can improve safety for patients.
- Define a culture of safety and discuss how teamwork/communication can promote a strong safety culture.
- Explain the responsibilities of clinicians and health care systems in optimizing population-level outcomes with available resources.
- Describe several leadership characteristics and leadership approaches that can be effective in healthcare.
- Understand and elucidate the role of socioeconomic background, religious preferences, culture, and the building of trust influence the patient-provider relationship.
- Identify at least four skills to improve clinical interactions with patients.
NOTE: Students are required to complete Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School’s Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety which comprises 13 individual modules. The modules take from 15 - 45 minutes to complete.
IHI Open School’s Online Learning Modules
QI 101: Introduction to Health Care Improvement
QI 102: How to Improve with the Model for Improvement
QI 103: Testing and Measuring Changes with PDSA cycle
QI: 104: Interpreting Data: Run Charts, Control Charts, and Other Measurement Tools
QI 105: Leading Quality Improvement
PS 101: Introduction to Patient Safety
PS 102: From Error to Harm
PS 103: Human Factors and Safety
PS 104: Teamwork and Communication in a Culture of Safety
PS 105: Responding to Adverse Events
L 101: Introduction to Health Care Leadership
PFC 101: Introduction to Patient-Centered Care
Each lesson has its own set of learning objectives that are linked to a post-module assessment. Students are required to score 75% or higher on each assessment to receive credit and move on to the next module. Students may continue to retake the module until they have achieved a satisfactory score. At the conclusion of course students will receive a Basic Certificate in Quality & Safety.