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New Summer Course: Practice Change Implementation

New Summer Course: Practice Change Implementation

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in News |

Practice Change Implementation JUNE 5-JULY 31, 2017 NURS 412 1 Credit Hour (.5 Didactic and .5 Clinical) Limited to 24 participants Participate in a graduate style class and learn about evidence-based practice implementation and quality improvement methods to facilitate effective management of practice change. Students will define quality and safety problems in the healthcare system in which they work and then plan for a change. The course covers issues related to evidence based practice, teamwork, systems science, change management, and data analytics. NURS 412 can be counted as an elective for either the MSN or DNP Program. Course Instructors Joachim G. Voss, PhD, RN, ACRN, FAAN, jgv20@case.edu Mary A. Dolansky, PhD, RN, FAAN...

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Academic QI Certificate Course

Academic QI Certificate Course

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in News |

EQUIP (The Excellence in Quality Improvement Certificate Program). Information about the course can be found here: http://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/equip/   This course was created because we know that there are many academic departments seeking to develop faculty members to lead QI initiatives, and that there are an increasing number of faculty members and senior trainees who are interested in making QI their main academic focus. We designed EQUIP to provide in-depth training in QI and prepare participants to maximize their QI project’s impact and receive academic recognition for their work. E-Quips Brochure...

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Rapid Response Conference May 12-13

Rapid Response Conference May 12-13

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in News |

The 13th International Conference on Rapid Response Systems and Medical Emergency Teams is the largest international conference supporting rapid response systems across the globe.  This conference will bring together clinicians and researchers from around the world to examine the frontiers of rapid response systems. We will explore frontiers in the area of rapid response, clinical deterioration detection, and patient monitoring.  Information can be accessed at:...

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Northeast & East Central Region Summer Event

Northeast & East Central Region Summer Event

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in News |

SAVE THE DATE The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute Regional Center  at Jacksonville University is hosting an Inaugural 2017 Patient Safety Forum The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute Regional Center at Jacksonville University is hosting an Inaugural 2017 Patient Safety Forum on Friday, June 9, 2017. This half-day conference is a wonderful opportunity to network and learn more about patient safety from internationally recognized experts in the field to improve quality of care and health outcomes.  The expertise provided by these renowned speakers will promote synergy and inter-professional collaboration to enhance quality and safety education and scholarship. The scheduled presenters include: Robert Wears, MD, Ph.D., MS, Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, UF Health Science Center, Jacksonville – The Evolution of Patient Safety John James, Ph.D., DABT, Patient Safety America – The Heart and Mind of Patient Safety Mary Dolansky, Ph.D., RN, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University – The QSEN Journey – Past, Present, and Future Registration is complimentary for attendees. Continuing education hours are pending. Please use the following link to register for attendance: https://goo.gl/forms/wz4GwjPBy8CCTzlK2 Approximately 200 interdisciplinary healthcare professionals including healthcare administrators, healthcare providers, nurse leaders, academic faculty, educators, quality/risk managers, medical residents, and students from across the region are expected to attend this important event. The event will celebrate the establishment of the new QSEN Institute Regional Center at Jacksonville University which will foster an international network of nurses and other healthcare professionals who contribute to quality and safety educational resources and scholarship. The Center will provide services throughout the southeastern U.S. The Co-Directors of the Center are Dr. Teri Chenot, Associate Professor, and Dr. Roberta Christopher, Assistant Professor, at the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences. More information about the Center and the Patient Safety Forum is available by contacting Dr. Chenot at tchenot@ju.edu or Dr. Christopher...

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Rapid Cycle Learning in Simulation- Utilizing a postpartum hemorrhage scenario

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in News |

Preparation: Students are to complete the assigned textbook reading and a case study article provided prior to the exercise on PPH; etiology, signs and symptoms, nursing assessments, and treatment options. They should also be introduced to Kolb’s Change Theory of Learning, the Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle for change, and rapid cycle learning. Pre-briefing: Students are instructed how the rapid cycle learning will be performed in the simulation lab. Students are told they will conduct an initial assessment of their patient collectively as “one’ nurse in a group format. They will be guided by the faculty facilitator in regards to vital signs with student request. Following a pre-determined time limit (approximately 10-15 minutes) the cycle will end and there will be an immediate debriefing. The students are either audio or video taped during the simulation which is reviewed together immediately following the cycle. The students are then instructed that they will proceed to the next repeat simulation cycle paired together in varied nursing roles, rather than working collectively as “one”. Lastly in the final cycle, students will individually assume an assigned nursing role as the case study continues to evolve. By utilizing rapid cycle learning, students are expected to navigate through a process of reflection and growth within a short time frame, increasing their knowledge, critical reasoning skills, collaboration, confidence, and safety in practice. A predetermined time is established for each action cycle. The cycles can be equal in time or elongated as the scenario evolves with additional complications and necessary interventions. A specified amount of time promotes the urgency of the situation and encourages the students to think and act in a more efficient manner. Lab environment set up: The simulation scenario includes a mannequin with a soft uterus and a large amount of blood on a perineal pad hidden by a coversheet. A family member, played by faculty or another student is present by the bedside. The patient has an intravenous access in upper limb. A medication cart and oxygen delivery source is available in the simulation area. Clinical groups of 4-8 students are recommended. Strategy: The Plan-Do-Study-Act model and Kolb Theory of change demonstrates how learning evolves through phases....

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