Implementation of a faculty development curriculum emphasizing quality improvement and patient safety: Results of a qualitative study

Rodrigue, Christopher, Seoane, Leonardo, Gala, Rajiv B., Piazza, Janice and Amedee, Ronald G. (2013) Implementation of a faculty development curriculum emphasizing quality improvement and patient safety: Results of a qualitative study. Ochsner Journal, 13 3: 319-321.

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Author Rodrigue, Christopher
Seoane, Leonardo
Gala, Rajiv B.
Piazza, Janice
Amedee, Ronald G.
Title Implementation of a faculty development curriculum emphasizing quality improvement and patient safety: Results of a qualitative study
Journal name Ochsner Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1524-5012
Publication date 2013-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 13
Issue 3
Start page 319
End page 321
Total pages 3
Place of publication New Orleans, LA, U.S.A.
Publisher Ochsner Clinic
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 2700 Medicine
Abstract Background: We developed a faculty development curriculum emphasizing quality improvement and patient safety. Our project focused on developing a learning environment that fosters resident education in quality improvement and patient safety. Methods: A multidisciplinary team developed a survey to assess baseline perceptions of quality improvement tools and training and resident participation in quality improvement and patient safety programs. We then developed a curriculum to address deficiencies. The curriculum paired residents with faculty. At the completion of the first curriculum cycle, we asked faculty and residents to complete the same survey. Results: Our pilot survey revealed a need for a comprehensive program to teach faculty and residents the art of teaching. Our follow-up study showed an increase in the number of residents and faculty who reported that their programs were extremely or very good at providing tools to develop skills and habits to practice quality improvement. We also had a statistically significant decrease (15.8%, P1/40.0128) in faculty who reported their program as not at all effective at providing resident quality improvement tools and skills. Among residents and faculty, we had a 12% (P1/40.2422) and a 38.2% (P1/40.0010), respectively, improvement in reported monthly resident involvement in quality improvement and patient safety projects. Conclusion: We demonstrated that developing a sustainable and practical faculty development program within a large academic medical center is feasible. Our postimplementation survey demonstrated an improvement in perceived participation in quality improvement, patient safety, and faculty development among faculty and residents. Future targets will focus on sustaining and spreading the program to all faculty and residents in the institution.
Keyword Faculty development
Graduate medical education
Performance improvement
Quality improvement
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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