Nursing Now

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Supporting Nurses and Midwives Across the Globe to Develop Knowledge and Skills in Leading Change

The Nursing Now global campaign, working together with the IHI Open School and others  wants to make sure that all nurses and midwives across the globe, in every role at every level, are skilled and supported to develop and strengthen nursing practice, mobilise others and really make change happen.

The change skills that you will learn by completing the IHI Opens School modules offered free to all nurses and midwives complement other methods and approaches such as quality improvement, Lean methodology, programme management, and culture change.

Often, as a nurse or midwife being a change agent and challenging the status quo of the existing system can be a very lonely life, but it is clear that changes need to be made if we are to achieve Universal Health Coverage and other global health goals. Nurses and midwives are well placed in the healthcare system to make such innovative changes to improve their current working practice. When you sign up for the IHI Open School modules, you become part of a community with like-minded people (nurses, midwives and many others) from across the globe. Many participants have described it as an extraordinarily empowering experience.


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What's the science of improvement, and how can you apply it to your work in health care?​​

We've compiled several free resources that together provide a basic introduction to quality improvement. For those getting started on the journey to improve health and health care—or thinking about it—​here's what we'd recommend​.

  1. ​Watch a few videos from our activities library​, starting with this​ "Illustrated Look at Quality Improvement in Health Care​​." (Scroll down for more recommended titles.)
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  2. ​​Take one of our free online courses​QI 102: How to Improve with the Model for Improvement​
    and L 101: Introduction to Health Care Leadership.
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​3. ​Download IHI tools and templates, starting with the complete Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit​.
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4. Ready to dive deeper? Learn about many more live and virtual learning opportunities from IHI​.​​ Learners can share their improvement work as a storyboard or workshop presentation at IHI’s global conferences. Visit our Conferences page to find a global Forum near you!
 
7 Recommended Whiteboard Videos
Deming's System of Profound Knowledge (Part 1)
Robert Lloyd, the Director of Performance Improvement at IHI, uses his trusty whiteboard to dissect the science of improvement. In short videos, he breaks down everything from Deming's System of Profound Knowledge, to the PDSA cycle, to run charts.
Deming's System of Profound Knowledge (Part 2)
Robert Lloyd, the Director of Performance Improvement at IHI, uses his trusty whiteboard to dissect the science of improvement. In short videos, he breaks down everything from Deming's System of Profound Knowledge, to the PDSA cycle, to run charts.
Dr. Mike Evans Video: An Illustrated Look at Quality Improvement in Health Care
This dynamic, animated whiteboard video introduces the concepts of quality improvement in health care. In the video, Dr. Mike Evans presents a brief history of QI and touches on system design, the Model for Improvement, and the familiar challenge, "What can you do by next Tuesday?" — all in less than nine minutes!
PDSA Cycles (Part 1)
Robert Lloyd, the Director of Performance Improvement at IHI, uses his trusty whiteboard to dissect the science of improvement. In short videos, he breaks down everything from Deming's System of Profound Knowledge, to the PDSA cycle, to run charts.
PDSA Cycles (Part 2)
Robert Lloyd, the Director of Performance Improvement at IHI, uses his trusty whiteboard to dissect the science of improvement. In short videos, he breaks down everything from Deming's System of Profound Knowledge, to the PDSA cycle, to run charts.
The Model for Improvement (Part 1)
Robert Lloyd, the Director of Performance Improvement at IHI, uses his trusty whiteboard to dissect the science of improvement. In short videos, he breaks down everything from Deming's System of Profound Knowledge, to the PDSA cycle, to run charts.
The Model for Improvement (Part 2)
Robert Lloyd, the Director of Performance Improvement at IHI, uses his trusty whiteboard to dissect the science of improvement. In short videos, he breaks down everything from Deming's System of Profound Knowledge, to the PDSA cycle, to run charts.