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By IHI Open School | Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
By Eilidh G M Gunn, Medical Student, University of Dundee, Scotland As final-year medical students at the University of Dundee, Scotland, we are lucky enough to have the opportunity to undertake the IHI program as part of a month-long block surrounding patient safety and quality improvement. Ninewells Hospital and NHS Tayside, the trust where I am based, has longstanding patient safety and quality improvement initiatives and programs in place, which allow students like myself to become part of ... read full post


Tag(s): IHI Open School for Health Professions, Scotland, Practicum, medical student, Medical School, Checklists - Safety, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Improvement, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA), PDSA cycles, Quality Improvement Projects
By IHI Open School | Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Last Thursday, the last episode of NBC's ER was aired, capping a 15 season run on television. I wouldn't call myself an avid fan of the show since I have not watched every episode and nearly forgot that the show existed until hearing about the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist being featured in an episode! Click here to read the post.As I watched the last episode, I couldn't help but feel a twinge of sadness. The final episode was filmed in a way that mirrored the pilot episode, spanning across the ... read full post


Tag(s): IHI Open School for Health Professions, Patient Safety, Checklists - Safety
By IHI Open School | Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Eva Luo, an Open School learner and an MD/MBA candidate, wrote the following post for the IHI Open School blog about the power of using checklists and re-designing processes to improve care. You can learn more about system redesign, quality improvement, and patient safety with online modules (free for students, residents, and faculty!) in the IHI Open School.Never underestimate the power of a checklist... I'm a last minute packer. I usually don't open my suitcase and fill it until the night bef ... read full post


Tag(s): IHI Open School, Patient Safety, Checklists - Safety
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