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Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

The ACGME requires that residents/fellows participate in quality improvement and patient safety activities. To provide a foundation in these concepts, residents/fellows will complete an online GME Quality Improvement (QI) and Patient Safety Curriculum.
 
Residents/ fellows are encouraged to spend one block to learn more about QI and patient safety, attend some of the following meetings, and identify and work on their own QI / patient safety projects:

  • Resident Quality and Safety Council
    • Has quality analysts to help with resident projects
  • Nursing / Pharmacy Practice Council
     
  • Quality Council
     
  • Patient Safety committee
     
  • Medication safety committee
     
  • Infection control
     
  • Health care Event Evaluation Team (HEET—reviews Patient Safety Net reports)

Each resident/fellow will present at least one case at our monthly Systems of Care (M&M) conference and will complete one QI / safety project, which may be presented at one of our departmental research symposia, the annual Wisconsin Neurological Society meeting, or at UW’s Resident Quality Day.
 
Latest revision: 05-11-2016