Quality Improvement Resources

OPQC uses an adaptation of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Breakthrough Series (BTS) model, based on improvement science as well as continuing education principles and adult learning. The BTS model promotes use of the Model for Improvment, including rapid Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA cycles.

The resources below can help you and your team understand the basic principles of quality improvement and apply them to your own processes. 

Documents

Model for Improvement Key Points

How to Read a Key Driver Diagram

PDSA Tutorial

PDSA Worksheet

Aim Worksheet

FMEA Template

 

Videos and webinars

Model for Improvement (Clip 1) IHI Open School for Health Professionals (Robert Lloyd, PhD)

Model for Improvement (Clip 2) IHI Open School for Health Professionals (Robert Lloyd, PhD)

The PDSA Cycle IHI Open School for Health Professionals (Robert Lloyd, PhD)

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The Model for Improvement: Improving and Standardizing the Care of Pregnant Women and their Newborn Infants (webinar slides)
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