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Quality Improvement

As part of the UW-based Emergency Medicine Fellowship conducted for physicians and nurses, the Ethiopian faculty and staff completed a 20-hour quality improvement (QI) training. The QI training includes instruction in 1) definition and dimensions of quality, 2) standards development through a participatory process, 3) measurement of compliance with standards and outcomes, 4) QI strategies for teams, and 5) leadership/developing a culture of quality. One outcome of the course is that each physician and nurse develops a quality improvement project.

Videos of Ethiopian fellows’ and nurses’ QI Presentations:
October 2011:

Some of the Quality Improvement project topics that have been developed in the Emergency Department at AAU/BLH include:

  • Compliance with infection prevention protocol guidelines
  • Triage system management
  • Emergency Department length of stay
  • Patient registration
  • Triage
  • Proper hand hygiene processes
  • Organization and allocation of emergency drugs Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System