Please note: This course was updated and retitled on August 14. Its previous title was QI 103: Measuring for Improvement. Learners who completed Measuring for Improvement will retain credit for completing this course.
In this course, we’ll take you through basic concepts you need to know to run successful PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) cycles in a clinical setting. First, we'll teach you how to plan and conduct a small scale tests of change. We’ll discuss how you can establish a helpful set of measures and how to design a data collection plan that facilitates rapid learning, such as through sampling. Next, we'll focus on studying the data you’ve collected, and we'll explain why a run chart is such a valuable tool at this stage of the process. Finally, we’ll show you how to act on your learning, possibly by increasing the size or scope of your next test cycle.
*This course is required for the Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety.