Achieving Quality Improvement through Collaborative Staff, Faculty, and Student Initiatives in the Clinical Setting

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308064
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Achieving Quality Improvement through Collaborative Staff, Faculty, and Student Initiatives in the Clinical Setting
Author(s):
Tschannen, Dana; Brough, Libby; Aebersold, Michelle
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Dana Tschannen, PhD, RN, djvs@umich.edu; Libby Brough, PhD, RN; Michelle Aebersold, PhD, RN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

The University of Michigan Health System and the School of Nursing formed a partnership to enable students to have hands-on experiences in the clinical learning environment to work on quality improvement processes using a team-based approach.   According to the Institute of Medicine and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, pre-licensure nurses must be competent in quality improvement (QI), which includes testing changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems.  Student learners working with staff  in the clinical setting can make significant contributions to QI efforts through a variety of methodologies. At the University of Michigan, students at each level of the curriculum are involved in QI and safety initiatives within their respective clinical units.  These initiatives have included student-led evidence-based practice projects aligned with nurse-sensitive quality outcomes, participation in ongoing QI activities on the unit, and focused Root Cause Analysis (RCA) projects aimed at improving patient care processes and outcomes.  The purpose of this presentation will be to provide an overview of how we have integrated didactic content related to quality and safety with specific clinical applications for each level of the curriculum. Several examples of integration will be included.  For example, all senior students participate in a RCA project in alignment with their senior-level Leadership and Management course.  Over 75 teams have been deployed within the partnering health system.  Data and feedback from unit leadership has noted significant value  of the RCA initiative and has resulted in improved processes and patient outcomes.  This presentation will include specific examples of student involvement in QI efforts at all levels of the curriculum, such as described in the RCA initiative. In addition, specific details as to how to begin integrating QI participation into the undergraduate curriculum in any institution will be provided.
Keywords:
safety; patient outcomes; quality improvement
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAchieving Quality Improvement through Collaborative Staff, Faculty, and Student Initiatives in the Clinical Settingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTschannen, Danaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrough, Libbyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAebersold, Michelleen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsDana Tschannen, PhD, RN, djvs@umich.edu; Libby Brough, PhD, RN; Michelle Aebersold, PhD, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308064-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>The University of Michigan Health System and the School of Nursing formed a partnership to enable students to have hands-on experiences in the clinical learning environment to work on quality improvement processes using a team-based approach.   According to the Institute of Medicine and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, pre-licensure nurses must be competent in quality improvement (QI), which includes testing changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems.  Student learners working with staff  in the clinical setting can make significant contributions to QI efforts through a variety of methodologies. At the University of Michigan, students at each level of the curriculum are involved in QI and safety initiatives within their respective clinical units.  These initiatives have included student-led evidence-based practice projects aligned with nurse-sensitive quality outcomes, participation in ongoing QI activities on the unit, and focused Root Cause Analysis (RCA) projects aimed at improving patient care processes and outcomes.  The purpose of this presentation will be to provide an overview of how we have integrated didactic content related to quality and safety with specific clinical applications for each level of the curriculum. Several examples of integration will be included.  For example, all senior students participate in a RCA project in alignment with their senior-level Leadership and Management course.  Over 75 teams have been deployed within the partnering health system.  Data and feedback from unit leadership has noted significant value  of the RCA initiative and has resulted in improved processes and patient outcomes.  This presentation will include specific examples of student involvement in QI efforts at all levels of the curriculum, such as described in the RCA initiative. In addition, specific details as to how to begin integrating QI participation into the undergraduate curriculum in any institution will be provided.en_GB
dc.subjectsafetyen_GB
dc.subjectpatient outcomesen_GB
dc.subjectquality improvementen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:26:23Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:26:23Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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