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Vol 1, Issue 1, ISSN 2632-363X

Quality Improvement – combining digital technology with innovative learning Nicola Davey BPharm (Hons), MPhil, PG Cert, MRPharmS1 Tom Kenny BM, MSC-PH, MBA, MFPH1 Laura Longley, BA (Hons)1 Keywords Improve ONE Thing, Patient Safety, digital learning, social learning, empowering junior doctors, online learning, blended learning, QI tools and techniques, QIClearn™, Quality Improvement

Summary •  Interest in robust improvement methods continues to be high amongst those attending the Bristol Patient Safety Conference. Knowledge and experience of using the model for improvement as change method of choice appears to be increasing year on year in this region. •  New learners need help to select a challenge that is small enough to allow them to gain confidence in the use of QI tools and techniques and complete a project in the short time frame afforded in their training. •  The idea of failing safely and learning quickly is appealing and this can influence people in their decision to undertake a QI project in place of an audit. •  The use of a simple measurement tool to select a suitable challenge for a QI project appeals to many and appears to help identify when projects are just too big to tackle on their own. •  Whilst staff in healthcare are interested in digital leaning, the term holds different meanings to people. In the healthcare arena relatively few people are aware of the different skills that must be brought together to create an innovative and effective virtual learning environment e.g. validated learning materials, deep Quality Improvement Clinic Ltd.

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learning design expertise, reliable, versatile, and affordable learning platforms, and effective measurement tools to evaluate learning outcomes. The skills that are required to teach, facilitate, and mentor learners in the online space and in blended learning that spans both classroom and online

Introduction 2018 is the third year that the Quality Improvement Clinic has delivered a workshop at the Bristol Patient Safety conference. The workshop was delivered to over 60 people. In this session participants were invited to focus on how to ‘Choose ONE thing’ to work on as they learn how to use the model for improvement as a change method and begin their quality improvement journey. Using a paper-based exercise they were able to explore some ideas for improvement and use simple measurements to discover whether any of their ideas were small enough for their first Quality Improvement (QI) project. They were also shown how this exercise can be easily undertaken on QIClearn™, a digital online social learning platform. This allows learners to share their work and receive feedback in real time with their peers and mentor, even when they are unable to get together face to face. QI knowledge and experience amongst learners is often varied at such workshops,

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Patient Safety Journal Vol 1, Issue 1  

This is a record of the proceedings and learning shared at the Bristol Patient Safety Conference. The Journal's purpose is to improve safety...

Patient Safety Journal Vol 1, Issue 1  

This is a record of the proceedings and learning shared at the Bristol Patient Safety Conference. The Journal's purpose is to improve safety...

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