quality improvement

poster presentation

Creating a compelling poster

Use poster presentations to spread the word about your study or project.  Takeaways: Effective posters convey key information and provide presenters with an opportunity to share their research…

Is this quality improvement or research?

Imagine you’re a nurse working in the emergency department (ED) of a small hospital who wants to reduce medication errors in your department. You decide to implement a…
optimizing abcdef bundle

Optimizing the ABCDEF bundle

Tips for overcoming challenges Takeaways: Post-intensive care syndrome has long-term negative consequences for patients and families. The ABCDEF bundle is an evidence-based strategy designed to reduce the pattern…

Quality improvement training: A simplified approach

How a correctional facility engages all staff in QI Takeaways: The purpose of continuous quality improvement (QI) programs is to improve healthcare by identifying problems, implementing interventions, and…
quality improvement daily checklist

Quality improvement: A structured daily checklist

Communication and collaboration improve care Takeaways: Patient safety is a key quality indicator for healthcare organizations. A medical-surgical geriatric unit developed a checklist to be used during interprofessional…
surviving sepsis campaign hour 1 bundle

Surviving Sepsis Campaign hour-1 bundle

This 2018 update to the sepsis bundle focuses on beginning treatment immediately. Takeaways:  Sepsis bundles are designed for bedside application of key elements of the Surviving Sepsis Campaing…

The 5As model for smoking cessation

Key takeaways Tobacco use continues to be a leading preventable cause of death. Healthcare professionals can make a positive impact on smoking cessation through team collaboration.   Smoking…

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