2019 Annual Quality Congress

Jump Starting Quality: Strategies to Launch a Successful QI Project

Thursday, October 3 from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m.

In collaboration with TECaN and SoNPM

Come to this hands-on workshop prepared to do real work on a newly proposed or ongoing QI project. Two learning tracks are designed for beginners and those who are more advanced. The educational design for both tracks is a “flipped classroom” and pre-work is required.

This event is presented in collaboration with Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists (TECaN) and the AAP Section on Neonatal Perinatal Medicine (SoNPM).

Cost: There is no cost for neonatal fellows, nurse practitioners in training, or faculty mentors attending in support of fellows/trainees. All other registrants are $195.

Foundational Track

This track is ideal for fellows who are planning their capstone project and early career neonatologists who are interested in integrating robust quality improvement methods at their center. Other professionals such as nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and others, many of whom are comprising newly formed interdisciplinary quality improvement teams, are also encouraged to attend and will enrich the learning environment and dialogue.

Advanced Track

This advanced track builds upon the foundational skills to dive deeper into understanding variation, measurement, and data. Participants will practice building and using run charts and statistical process control charts. This track is ideal for participants who have completed the VON / IHI Foundations in Improvement course and other health care professionals who have had prior QI training. Come prepared with QI data and a laptop.

Agendas

12:30 p.m.
Quality Matters in the Neonatal Community of Practice
Jeffrey Horbar, MD

12:40 p.m.
How and Why to Engage Parents in QI?
Marybeth Fry, M.Ed.

1:10 – 5:30 p.m. – Foundational and Advanced Tracks Split

5:30 p.m.
Publishing Your QI Work
Timmy Ho, MD, MPH

5:50 p.m.
Final Thoughts and next Steps
Colby Day, MD

6:00 p.m.
Adjourn

 

Foundational Track

1:10 p.m.
Crafting a SMART Aim
Dmitry Dukhovny, MD, MPH

1:30 p.m.
Tabletop Groups Discuss and Share SMART Aims

2:00 p.m.
What, Why, and “How To” for Developing Driver Diagrams
Rebecca Vartanian, MD

2:20 p.m.
Tabletop Groups Discuss and Share Key Driver Diagrams

2:45 p.m.
Break

3:00 p.m.
Measurement Basics: Creating and Interpreting Run Charts
Asaph Rolnitsky BSc Med, MSc(HQ), MD

3:20 p.m.
Tabletop Groups Discuss and Share Measures

3:40 p.m.
Creating and Interpreting Run Charts
Asaph Rolnitsky BSc Med, MSc(HQ), MD

4:00 p.m.
Break

4:20 p.m.
Time to Take Action: Planning and Executing Small “Tests of Change” PDSA Cycles
Rebecca Vartanian, MD

4:40 p.m.
Tabletop Groups Discuss and Share PDSA Cycles

 

Advanced Track

1:10 p.m.
Introductions and Welcome

1:20 p.m.
Understanding Measurement and Variation
Munish Gupta, MD, MMSc

1:35 p.m.
Run Charts: Theory and Use
Michael Posencheg, MD

1:50 p.m.
Control Charts: Theory and Use
Heather Kaplan, MD, MSCE

2:20 p.m.
Making Charts: Large Group Exercises

2:45 p.m.
Break

3:00 p.m.
Making Charts: Small Group Exercises

3:20 p.m.
Using Charts to Drive Improvement
Michael Posencheg, MD

3:50 p.m.
Making Better Charts: Large Group Exercises

4:00 p.m.
Break

4:20 p.m.
Making Better Charts: Small Group Exercises

4:40 p.m.
Tips for Success: Lessons from Case Studies
Munish Gupta, MD, MMSc