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Rounds

Rounds are held usually every other month on a Thursday at noon.  Note there is no set date in order to be flexible to accomodate speakers' schedules.  If you would like to be notified of upcoming rounds or if you would like to present your work at upcoming Research or Work in Progress Rounds, please send your email to Lisha Lo at lisha.lo@sickkids.ca.

City Wide Quality and Safety Rounds: Thursday, Nov 10th @ 12-1PM

Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in partnership with the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TASHN) hospitals, are pleased to present monthly City-Wide Quality & Safety Rounds. The rounds will be hosted by different hospitals on a rotating basis, and broadcast through Ontario Telemedicine Network to all TASHN hospitals.


Title: Improving Care for Patients with Delirium


Location: Sunnybrook Bayview Campus McLaughlin Auditorium, EG-61


OTN Webcast Link: http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?id=61171936


*Please note: C-QuIPS Sickkids site (525 Univsersity Rm 630) has booked space for members in Downtown Toronto. Please join us here to view and participate in the live webcast Q&A*

City Wide Quality and Safety Rounds: Thursday, Sep 8th @ 12-1PM

Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in partnership with the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TASHN) hospitals, are pleased to present monthly City-Wide Quality & Safety Rounds. The rounds will be hosted by different hospitals on a rotating basis, and broadcast through Ontario Telemedicine Network to all TASHN hospitals.


Objectives:

  • To share current and emerging knowledge to advance the work of Toronto’s quality and safety community
  • To highlight quality improvement and patient safety work that is having an impact at a local level and is relevant to other hospitals, city-wide.
  • To create a forum that will connect individuals working in quality improvement and patient safety and to generate discussions and networking opportunities

Speaker(s): Shoshana Hahn-Goldberg, Karen Okrainec, Jennifer Goodwin, Jullian Chen, Patrick O'Brien


Title: Implementing Patient-Oriented Discharge Summaries (PODS)


Location: 525 University Ave., Room 630


OTN Webcast Link: http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?id=58696265


From January through March 2015, eight hospital departments across Toronto came together to implement Patient-Oriented Discharge Summaries (PODS), a tool developed through a codesign process involving patients, caregivers and providers. This presentation presents data on how the hospitals came together and the impact of PODs. Two early adopter hospitals (St. Michael’s Hospital / Hospital for Sick Children) will present their experience as well as the impact of implementing PODs within their environments.

Invited Speaker Rounds: Thursday, May 19th @ 12-1PM

Speaker: Dr. Noah Ivers
Title: The science and practice of Audit and Feedback: data-driven quality improvement
Description: All too frequently, when quality improvement interventions are tested in trials, the effects are less than expected. This talk will review the empirical evidence for audit and feedback as an intervention to improve quality of care and summarize best practices in the design of such interventions. It will also explore how those leading quality improvement initiatives can simultaneously contribute to the underlying science regarding how the effectiveness of such interventions can be optimized.

Work in Progress Rounds: Thursday, May 5th @ 12-1PM

Speaker(s): Dr. Lianne Jeffs and Michelle Zahradnik
Title: Keeping on Track and Moving Forward Antimicrobial Stewardship Using Quality Improvement Methods and Sustainability Planning
Description:
A body of empirical evidence exists on the benefits of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs) however, less is known about what components within ASPs and what factors and conditions influence the sustainability of ASPs. In response, a Quality Improvement strategy with integrated sustainability planning was developed to improve and sustain ASPs. The developed ASP-SUSTAIN project combines interactive learning, coaching and mentorship within a networked Communities of Practice (CoP) model to improve and sustain four local ICU ASPs. The objectives of the project are to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of sustainability plans with local teams. Four teams from different hospital ICUs are working on project topics which range from reducing the duration of empiric therapy to improving antimicrobial discussion during daily rounds through nurse engagement. The learning framework, team projects, evaluation framework and preliminary findings will be discussed during this seminar.



Speaker(s): Drs. Geetha Mukerji and Ilana Halperin


Title: Balanced scorecard development for ambulatory diabetes care: a multi-site quality initiative
Description: The goal of this quality initiative is to develop and implement a set of appropriate indicators for diabetes care in the form of a balanced scorecard. The indicators will be translated into a balanced scorecard for diabetes care to compare and monitor performance, analyze programmatic strengths and weaknesses, and track progress and improvement in diabetes care. The resulting scorecard will be pilot tested and implemented in ambulatory care diabetes clinics across five Toronto academic health centres.

Webcast URL: http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?id=55661719

 

Invited Speaker Rounds: Friday, April 1st @ 12-1PM

Speaker: Dr. Mary Patterson
Title:
Resilience and Precarious Success: How Human Adaptation Keeps Patients Safe


Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:


1. Describe the roles of Safety I and Safety II in Patient Safety


2. Recognize the ways in which humans make use of system capabilities and proactively mitigate the effects of system limits in the quest to improve the healthcare delivered to patients.


3. Describe the four primary activities of resilience engineering