The Texas Children’s Hospital’s Advanced Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQI) Program is a six month mixed didactic and experiential learning experience designed to improve patient care, lower costs, change the culture, and develop quality leaders. As a part of AQI program participants are grouped into teams and each team completes a healthcare related Quality Improvement (QI) project. Each project demonstrates use of various QI tools including process maps, fishbone diagrams, and key driver diagrams. The projects use the IHI ‘Model for Improvement’ as the primary QI methodology to achieve their aim. Three or more Plan-do-study-act (PDSA) cycles are required for each QI project. The graduation ceremony is modeled after a day-long scientific meeting and each team presents a poster as well as a brief oral presentation using Power Point slides describing their project work. At the 16th AQI graduation session held on 9/15/2017, 16 teams presented their projects, of which 8 submitted their posters for inclusion in this proceedings piece.
Dangre, A. M., Wallin, K., Leidich, G. A., & Giardino, A. P. (2018). Scientific Proceedings of the Texas Children’s Hospital’s 16th Session of the Advanced Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Program. Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety, 2 (1). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/uthoustonjqualsafe/vol2/iss1/3