May 23, 2019  
Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Catalog 2018-2019

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

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Goals:

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

Objectives:

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.

http://app.ihi.org/lmsspa/#/6cb1c614-884b-43ef-9abd-d90849f183d4

 

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.

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