Basic Required Program for all Residents and Fellows

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Institutional Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Three-Year Curriculum

Overall Goal: To increase knowledge of key patient safety and quality improvement concepts and principles among residents, fellows, faculty at UFCOM-J through a series of interactive workshops. Trainees have three years to complete all activities where course work and activities are designed to build on foundational material and experiences.

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Annual Event Offerings

QIPS OrientationJune

QIPS Didactic and SimulationSeptember-November

RCA SimulationJanuary-April

Wrap-Up QIPS SimulationMay

IHI Basic Certificate +3

Course Goals by Training Year:

All 4 events are offered annually, and all trainees must complete all 4 events by the end of their 2nd year, fellows based on number of training years. IHI+ Modules and the 3 preceding events must be complete to participate in the Wrap-Up QIPS Simulation.

By the end of Year 1: PGY 1's will have attended at least 2 events: Orientation and QIPS Didactics and Simulation.

By the end of Year 2: PGY 2's or second-year fellows will have completed the IHI Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety.

By the end of Year 3 or 4: PGY 3 or PGY 4 residents and appropriate fellowships will have completed a documented QI/PS project.

Course Description and Educational Objectives by Course:

  1. QIPS Orientation: all incoming residents and fellows at UF Health Jacksonville participate in an introduction lecture series regarding Just Culture, adverse events and medical errors, safety event reporting, and Wellness. Educational Objectives: By the end of the course participants will be able to:
    1. Identify various types of errors: adverse events, unsafe acts and behaviors.
    2. Describe components of a Just Culture.
    3. Discuss communication tools used in patient safety.
    4. Describe the importance of adverse reporting and the system at UF Health Jax.
    5. Discuss the components of wellness and resources available to residents and fellows.
    • Course evaluation & attendance
  2. Patient Safety Training & Simulation: An in-depth two-hour small-group training covering the fundamentals of patient safety in a multi-specialty, interprofessional setting. Educational Objectives: By the end of the course participants will be able to:
    1. Apply various communication strategies to increase safe and effective patient care.
    2. Demonstrate handoff techniques to increase transitions of care in the clinical setting.
    3. Recognize the importance of event reporting and how it is accomplished at UF Health Jax.
    • P/P-Test, course evaluation and attendance
    To Sign-Up for this Activity:
    1. When dates are announced, register.
  3. RCA Workshop: participants take part in an interactive Root Cause Analysis event designed to provide experience in utilizing three of four common tools (5- Whys, Cause and Effect Diagram, Failure and Effects Mode Analysis, or flowchart) commonly implemented in the field of quality improvement. Educational Objectives: By the end of the course participants will be able to:
    1. Recognize the importance and approaches in verifying a root cause.
    2. Identify key components of a Root Cause Analysis.
    3. Demonstrate the steps to implementing a Root Cause Analysis.
    • Course evaluation
    • Pre/post test
    • Reflective statements
    To Sign-Up for this Activity:
    1. Register online.
    2. If you have not already completed IHI module RCA PS 201, sign-up for IHI (directions below under IHI Basic Certificate +3 link) and complete this module.
    3. Email your certificate or transcript showing completion of this module to Charity Snodgrass at
    4. The module must be completed prior to attending the RCA training.
  4. Wrap-up & QIPS Simulation: Participants take part in a wrap-up event with risk-management staff designed to review unsafe acts, error reporting, and Just Culture; and to discuss their experiences regarding error reporting and communication openness. This event concludes with simulated error-room. Educational Objectives:
    1. Discuss types of adverse events and proposed methods of why these occur.
    2. Discuss harm, unsafe acts, and behaviors and components of a Just Culture.
    3. Describe adverse event reporting for UF-health Jax.
    4. Identify adverse events.
    • Course evaluation
    • Error Room data
    To Sign-Up for this Activity:
    1. When dates are announced, register.
  5. Basic Certificate of Completion+3 Additional Patient Safety Modules: By the end of Year Two, all PGY2’s and second year Fellows will have completed the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Free Courses
    • 13 modules for Basic Certificate
    • 3 Additional Courses: PS 201, QI 201, and PS 203
    Educational Objectives and Measurements are outlined in each module and modules are listed below.
    • Certificate and reports uploaded into program’s APE
    Additional Information/Resources:
  6. Resident & Fellow Documented Project Completion
  7. Program Opt-Out
    • Programs that wish to apply to opt-out of certain portions of the curriculum must complete the opt-out form.
    • You must provide justification and evidence of achieving goals and objectives noted as part of the curriculum that also maps to the CLER Pathways noted below.