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What you will learn

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    Apply the 4 E's model and TRiP into developing your specific aims.

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    Identify the criteria to determine if a QI project needs to be submitted to the IRB.

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    Develop a plan to address the adaptive and technical challenges in your project.

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    Create a plan to turn a local QI project into a system-wide project.

Skills you will gain

Risk ManagementProject SustainmentPlan Implementation
Specialization

Course 5 of 7 in the

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
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Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Case Story: Practice, Policy, Public Reporting, & Patient Engagement: Learning from the Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Example

In this module, learners will understand the patient safety risk of Venous Thromboembolism in our patient populations and its impact on patient outcomes. Learners will see what can be done to protect patients from this almost entirely preventable harm event including assessing surveillance bias, stakeholder engagement and nursing education to improve quality of care to reduce VTE risk. The learner will also be able to develop a plan to identify the best evidence to support their work when competing national organizations have competing recommendations. ...
Reading
11 videos (Total 86 min), 1 quiz
Video11 videos
Surveillance Bias8m
What is Preventable Harm?6m
Decision Support for QI11m
Targeted Provider Feedback7m
Missed Doses of VTE Prophylaxis11m
Stakeholder Engagement7m
Nurse Education as a Pathway to Improve6m
Can Patient Education Improve Care and Outcomes?8m
Importance of Teamwork and Mentoring in QI5m
Closing Thoughts on the Science of QI4m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

case story: risks and rights

In this module we will review the historical perspective of human subject's research and quality improvement research. The learner will become familiar with the history of the IRB in large scale quality improvement initiatives and identify what should be submitted to the IRB before beginning a quality improvement or patient safety project. Further, the learner will become familiar with what can and can't be shared outside the organization without the Risk Management office providing consent. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 73 min), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Quality Improvement Research: IRB Perspective, Part 111m
Quality Improvement Research: IRB Perspective, Part 213m
Case Study: Michigan Keystone Project13m
Case Study: Risk and Rights, Part 19m
Case Study: Risk and Rights, Part 214m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

case story: technical work meets adaptive work

In this module we will introduce you to a quality improvement project that we implemented in two adult Intensive Care Units, to reduce Central line associated blood stream infections. The learner will develop an understanding of using the Translating Evidence into Practice model into action in developing a technical component to improve patient safety. Learners will become familiar with the Comprehensive Unit Based Safety program (CUSP) and the adaptive work used to implement the quality improvement initiative and change management methods that help achieve success. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 141 min), 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Line Insertion23m
Maintenance Evidence14m
Introduction to Adaptive Work12m
What Adaptive Work Needs to Succeed: Part 116m
What Adaptive Work Needs to Succeed: Part 29m
What Adaptive Work Needs to Succeed: Part 316m
Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program16m
Results10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

case story: building momentum

In this module we will introduce you to a quality improvement project that was built following successful implementation of the Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection program developed and implemented at Johns Hopkins. The learner will see that building momentum from a previous success is possible using proven quality Improvement bundles and the results of the adaptive work using the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program to improve unit based culture. The learner will understand the rigorous preparation and tool development needed to support clinicians when you move a program to another venue. They will develop an understanding of the Collaborative approach that includes on-boarding or immersion into the content, allowing preparation time and providing both content and coaching call that support the teams implementing the initiative. Learners will see how to utilize the CUSP program to meet adaptive challenges. Learners will also see the tool-kit that was developed including the documents necessary to provide support for front line clinicians that we believed necessary for a successful quality improvement and patient safety program. ...
Reading
11 videos (Total 134 min), 1 quiz
Video11 videos
Implementation14m
Line Insertion: Technical Work10m
Insertion-Related Prevention13m
Maintenance Focused19m
Meeting Adaptive Challenges: CUSP Implementation, Part 113m
Meeting Adaptive Challenges: CUSP Implementation, Part 210m
Results13m
Mechanisms to Sustain Your Intervention, Part 117m
Mechanisms to Sustain Your Intervention, Part 25m
QI Project Resources on the Armstrong Institute Website4m
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Top Reviews

By SSMay 23rd 2018

Fantastic course content and marvellous mentors. I am very grateful to both mentors and Coursera.

By NVSep 29th 2018

Very informative good quality lectures. Recommend to others also to do and gain knowledge

Instructor

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David Thompson DNSc, MS, RN

Associate Professor
Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality/Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

About Johns Hopkins University

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

About the Patient Safety Specialization

Preventable patient harms, including medical errors and healthcare-associated complications, are a global public health threat. Moreover, patients frequently do not receive treatments and interventions known to improve their outcomes. These shortcomings typically result not from individual clinicians’ mistakes, but from systemic problems -- communication breakdowns, poor teamwork, and poorly designed care processes, to name a few. The Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Specialization covers the concepts and methodologies used in process improvement within healthcare. Successful participants will develop a system’s view of safety and quality challenges and will learn strategies for improving culture, enhancing teamwork, managing change and measuring success. They will also lead all aspects of a patient safety and/or quality improvement project, applying the methods described over the seven courses in the specialization....
Patient Safety

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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