GME 207: Faculty Advisor Guide to the IHI Open School Quality Improvement Practicum
Are you ready to see your students and residents put their improvement knowledge into action? The IHI Open School has a unique offering, the IHI Open School Quality Improvement Practicum, that helps new improvers through the process of setting up and conducting a real-world quality improvement (QI) project — but they can’t do it without you.

For your trainees, we’ve created a six-lesson course, QI 301: Guide to the IHI Open School Quality Improvement Practicum, that takes them step by step through a health care improvement project. For you, we’ve created this companion guide.

In this one-lesson course, you’ll receive all the knowledge and tools you need to be a Faculty Advisor for the IHI Open School Practicum. With your help, students and residents can use the Practicum to improve the quality of patient care.

Note: This course is not required for the Basic Certificate of Completion.
Estimated Time of Completion: 1 hour
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Release Date: 10/22/2014
Last Update Date: 10/22/2014
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Course Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Explain the value of using the IHI Open School Quality Improvement Practicum to help clinical trainees conduct quality improvement projects.
2. Describe each of the components of the IHI Open School Quality Improvement Practicum: teacher-learner agreement, project charter, cause and effect diagram, PDSA forms, run charts, and summary report.
3. Describe your role as a Faculty Advisor for a Practicum project, including several specific responsibilities you will have.
4. Describe the qualities of an appropriately focused Practicum project.
5. Suggest improvements to trainees’ Practicum documents, including project charters, cause and effect diagrams, PDSA forms, and summary reports.
Contributors
Author(s):
Mike Briddon, MA, Director, Multimedia and Virtual Programs, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
James Moses, MD, MPH, Chief Quality Officer, Boston Medical Center View Profile
Editor(s):
Laura Fink, Director, Editorial and Online Learning, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Reviewer(s):
Brian James, MSc, Senior Lecturer, University of Stirling View Profile
Holly Oh, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Dimock Community Health Center View Profile
Continuing Education
ABIM US Physician CME/MOC 1.00 Credit hours UPN# 201198842
General Attendance 1.00 Credit hours
Pharmacist CPE 1.00 Credit hours UPN# 0822-0000-16-074-H05-P
US Physician CME 1.00 Credit hours

In support of improving patient care, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Requirements
You must be a registered IHI.org user to take this course.
You must complete all the lessons within this course and achieve a minimum score of 75% in order to receive credit for the course.