Posted: July 7, 2014

The Twin Cities Pressure Ulcer Project: A City-Wide, Multi-Institution Approach to Integrating Trainees Into Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Description

Trainee involvement in patient safety and quality improvement has historically been driven by curricular mandates. This is changing as funding and accrediting agencies expect that trainees be integrated into institutional quality improvement and patient safety. We describe a collaboration between multiple GME sponsoring institutions, health system leaders, and the Minnesota Hospital Association that allowed trainees to identify an area of focus. An online training module was designed with assessments to determine effectiveness that will be delivered to trainees from the institutions. This is a model for aligningtrainee and health system priorities to effect change in quality and patient safety.

Keywords

Quality Improvement, Collaboration, Graduate Medical Education, Online Training, Pressure Ulcer

Authors

Andrew Olson, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

Jon Reich, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

Nathaniel Scott, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

Meghan Walsh, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

Leslie Anderson, MPA, University of Minnesota Medical School

John Andrews, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School


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