Led by an expert faculty of clinicians who understand the challenges of health care, the QIL program is focused on supporting you in developing skills in continuous quality improvement and patient safety.
What you can expect?
- Benchmark your organisation against some of the most transformed health systems globally and learn what it takes to build continuous improvement into everything you do.
- Learn how to undertake a strategic project which matters to patients/clients and that meet the organisations goals with respect to cost, adverse events and patient satisfaction.
- Learn the fundamentals of quality improvement science using the Clinical Practice Improvement method and how to use it effectively to drive patient safety.
- Learn how to be an effective improvement leader within your organisation, regardless of your position, and the positive impacts you can bring to the safety culture.
- International and Australian (National Safety Quality Healthcare Standards [NSQHS]) best practice in quality and safety
- Quality improvement science (Deming)
- Quality improvement tools – flow charting, cause and effect diagrams, pareto charts, etc
- Prospective methods - human factor, reliability science and failure modes and effects analysis
- Measurement for improvement, statistical process control charts
- Microsystem change and Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles
- Patient/consumer engagement and patient co-design
- Change management, spread, and sustainability
- Improvement teams/high performing teams
- Project management - Gantt charts, driver diagrams
- Leadership principles, styles and techniques for leading improvement
- High-level governance responsibilities for Quality and Safety - putting the governance plan together.
Who should attend
This is a practitioner and lead level program for anyone working in any area of the health system (e.g. hospitals, aged care, primary care, mental health, community care, dental services etc). It is ideal for:
- clinical directors
- nurse managers
- clinical nurse consultants
- registered nurses with greater than 3 years clinical experience
- medical consultants
- GPs and registrars
- allied health managers and directors
- clinical governance directors
- quality managers, patient safety managers, consumer engagement leads
and any clinician or manager who has responsibility for patient quality and safety as part of their core position.
Participation in this program will qualify participants for continuing professional development hours, as required by their respective National Board.
Working on your project
Participants will be supported to undertake a work based improvement project which involves improving the quality and safety of care for patients. You will receive methods, tools and coaching by the faculty to undertake your project. At the end of this program, you will deliver a 15min presentation virtually with a 5min Q&A from a small panel. You will also submit a 500 word abstract describing your project.
This project will form part of your final assessment. Click here to view past participants' projects