Phase 2 - QI Projects

Overview

During Phase 2, you will design and implement a quality improvement project that aligns with one of the following areas:

Hospital / Prehospital Practitioners

  • The PECC Role
  • Equipment, Supplies, & Medications
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Care Team Competencies

EMSC Program Managers (only):

  • PECC Recruitment or plan for turnover
  • PECC Directory
  • PECC Educational Conference
  • PECC role in pediatric medical recognition or other local/state statutes

Expectations

  • You will be expected to come to each session with the assigned slides completed to the best of your ability
  • Each session will begin with a 10-minute overview of the topic. You will then be assigned to a small breakout room of that is aligned with your project area. This small group will remain the same for the duration of Phase 2.
  • Each person will share their slide in a round-robin style. The goal is to give each other feedback, exchange ideas, and help troubleshoot challenges.
  • EIIC coaches will be present in each room to give advice and insight.
  • As every participant will be sharing their work, all individuals participating in Phase 2 must have an ongoing project. No one will be permitted to observe. Individuals from the same institution are permitted to collaborate on a project. However, as you may be in separate breakout rooms. Each person should be prepared to present the assigned slides.
  • You will be asked to submit your slides through the REDCap system no later than 12:00 midnight on the Sunday preceding the Thursday session. We will then compile the slides and send to your small breakout room for each to review.
  • Due to the multiple breakout rooms and out of respect for those who are willing to share their work, these sessions will NOT be recorded for later viewing.

Incentives

  • 25 Maintenance of Certification credits will be awarded for physicians who implement or monitor the implementation of an intervention designed to improve an identified gap.
  • This may be used as a clinical ladder project. The EIIC is happy to provide a letter or any other documentation that you might need to support your advancement.

Sustaining Your Efforts

Recognizing that four months is not enough time to complete at QI project, the goal of this phase is to assist you with planning your project and then implementing your first Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle. This should be viewed as an opportunity to apply the skills that we have covered throughout Phase 1 so that you are able to independently continue the work after the close of the collaborative.

After participating in Phase 2, you and your organization will be poised to make significant progress through one of our upcoming QI collaboratives:

Collaborative Launch Date Objective
Mental & Behavioral Health August 2022 Develop a clinical care pathway for acute suicidality (ED focus)
Pediatric Disaster Networking September 2022 Grow the pediatric voice in regional disaster planning
Pediatric Readiness Quality Collaborative 2.0 January 2023 Optimize the quality of care for the most common complaints presenting to the ED (e.g., seizures, head injury, respiratory complaints). Visit nprqi.org for more information.