Think you’re an enthusiastic
champion of quality improvement? Then you haven’t met the students and
residents at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
In a new video from the IHI
Open School Chapter in New Delhi, learners working in neonatology and
pediatrics share their experiences learning about quality improvement from the Open
School courses, and what the learning has meant to them. For example:
• Dr. Mayank Priyadarshi, a
neonatology resident leading a project to reduce prescription errors, describes
quality improvement as “a common-sense approach done in a systematic way.” He
appreciates that quality improvement is a low-resource approach that can
produce results quickly — critical in a resource-limited setting such as India.
• Dr. Aakanksha Sharma, a junior
resident in the pediatrics department, thinks quality improvement is relevant
to every field, but most urgent in the clinical setting, where lives are at
stake. Dr. Sharma believes learners should aspire to make quality improvement part
of their regular routine, rather than seeing it as an extra task. Her interest
in quality improvement was sparked by her mother, who heard the success stories
of quality improvement projects on the neonatology unit.
• Dr. Meena Joshi, a nurse educator
at AIIMS, says the opportunity to earn certificates through the Open School is
motivating to her students, and the free access to the online modules for
students, residents, and faculty makes the learning accessible across her
Hear directly from Drs.
Priyadarshi, Sharma, and Joshi in their video testimonials:
Congratulations to the AIIMS Open
School Chapter members for the progress they’ve made in engaging learners in
quality improvement! Read more about their work at http://aiimsqi.org/.