Author: Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN
Title: Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Nursing
Institution: School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
Uses data to monitor the outcomes of care processes, and uses improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems. Functions effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care. Minimizes risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance. The goal of this course is to equip health professions students (medicine, nursing, health administration and others) with the ability and confidence to contribute to continual improvement in health care. The focus is on collaborative work for the benefit of patients and communities. The specific course objectives are included in the syllabus document.
This is a syllabus of a semester-long Interdisciplinary CQI course. This course has been taught levels of learners ranging from the undergraduates to practicing professionals for over ten years with great success. It is structured to be 16 weeks in length and includes class didactic experiences and a group field CQI project. The syllabus includes the grading schema for the course. A sample course schedule and the student course evaluation also are provided. We also have taught much of this course online.
I can provide more information on the use this syllabus to teach CQI, including more detail of what is taught in the major topic areas covered and the field experience. I am best reached at Shirley.firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful completion of the course depends on: 1. Active participation in all class sessions, unless excused by the instructor (10% final grade).
Successful completion of the interdisciplinary student field team project: a. Mid-course team self-analysis (10% final grade) b. Final field report (40% final grade)
Completion of a personal improvement project (20% final grade).
Completion of final case studies (20% final grade).
Participation in course evaluation.
The field project assessment is explained in greater detail in the document: QSEN field project assessment.doc The team self-analysis is explained in greater detail in the document: QSEN field improvement project.doc)