Activity Provided By
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Overview / Abstract
This practical course will teach you how to create and use three essential tools for improvement: PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) templates, measurement planning forms, and run charts. Working through step-by-step tutorials that put you right in the middle of health care scenarios, you’ll learn how to plan a series of tests, collect data, graph your results, and interpret what your graph is trying to tell you. The course is fully hands-on, so get ready to practice new skills along the way. Note: You will need Microsoft Word and Excel (any version) to make the most of this course.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Plan a set of PDSA cycles to enable sequential building of knowledge.
2. Complete the fields of a measurement planning form.
3. Create a run chart using an Excel-based template.
4. Determine whether sample run charts show performance improvement.
Credits / Hours
Is This Activity Certified for "Live" Credit?
$250 for access to this and all other IHI Open School courses (organization subscriptions available
Presenters / Authors / Faculty
Kevin Little, Ph.D, Principal, Informing Ecological Design, LLC
Activity Specialities / Related Topics
Public Health / Community Health
Nursing CNE, Pharmacy CPE, Physician CME