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Spath, P. L. (2018). Introduction to healthcare quality management (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.
- Chapter 5, “Continuous Improvement” (pp. 119–142)
- Chapter 6, “Performance Improvement Tools” (pp. 143–174)
Honeycutt, L. C., & Keller, S. D. (2018). Effectiveness of the lean process compared to other quality improvement initiatives on length of stay and wait times in healthcare organizations a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 16(1), 12–20.
Larsson, S. (2013, October). Stefan Larsson: What doctors can learn from each other [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/stefan_larsson_what_doct…
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 13 minutes.
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Laureate Education (Producer). (2011). Good Samaritan Hospital organizational chart—Week 4: Quality and safety improvement techniques. [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
This week, Vice President of Operations T.J. Senker and President Jeff Matton share how current and future improvement projects implemented by Good Samaritan Hospital have and will affect patient quality and safety directly and indirectly.
Healthcare organizations, by their nature, must constantly strive to improve quality of patient care. Many different approaches to improvement have been utilized over the years. The Plan, Do, Study, Act cycle (PDSA) is a useful tool that has been used by hundreds of healthcare organizations for testing proposed changes. In addition to PDSA, there are other valuable quality improvement techniques that may be used in the healthcare setting (such as Force Field Analysis, Fishbone, SBAR, 5 Whys, etc.).
In this Discussion, you will evaluate a situation and apply an improvement plan using the PDSA cycle. You will also apply other quality improvement techniques to healthcare situations.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Post a comprehensive response that includes the following:
Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.
Support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and/or additional sources, as appropriate. Your citations must be in APA format.
Respond to at least two of your colleagues in one of the following ways:
Return to this Discussion, in a few days, to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you have learned and/or any insights that you have gained as a result of your colleagues’ comments. You are welcome to post these final insights.