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Welcome to the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

  • Applications for the Certificate Course in PS/QI are available for download

    Deadline for submission of completed applications: Apr 22, 2016
  • Apply to be a VA Quality Scholar!

    Deadline for submission of completed applications: Apr 15, 2016
  • Safety and Quality Improvement Workshops

    Individual registrations are available based on demand.
    If you are interested, contact us for more information.
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Education

The Centre made a strategic decision to focus on capacity building through education and training in the methods of quality improvement. Equipping a cadre of individuals from a wide range of clinical settings to develop improvement projects in their own clinical settings (sometimes in partnership with experts for CQuIPS) offered the opportunity for local improvements and academic productivity.

C-QuIPS Research

Core and affiliated members engage in a broad range of research, mostly in the acute care setting, but also focused on improved care coordination and transitions across settings of care. Specific research topics include clinical informatics, medication safety, usability and human factors engineering, fatigue, handoffs between providers, innovative models for teaching the concepts and methods of quality improvement, and improving methods for identifying patient safety problems.

Upcoming Events

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

Speaker: Dr. Noah Ivers

Title: The science and practice of Audit and Feedback: data-driven quality improvement

Venue: 525 University Ave., Room 630

Centre Publications

Gandhi TK, Berwick DM, Shojania KG. Patient Safety at the Crossroads. JAMA. 2016;315(17):1829-1830.

Redelmeier DA, Etchells EE. Unwanted patients and unwanted diagnostic errors. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Mar 7. pii: bmjqs-2015-005150.

Leis JA, Corpus C, Rahmani A, Catt B, Wong BM, Callery S, Vearncombe M. Medical Directive for Urinary Catheter Removal by Nurses on General Medical Wards. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Jan 1;176(1):113-5. 18.

 

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