Section I. Introduction to Quality Improvement and Use of FOCUS-PDSA Model
This section provides an overview of QI as a valuable approach to regularly assessing and improving the care and services you provide to your patients. This includes a brief description of each step in the FOCUS-PDSA model, which can help to structure your QI efforts.
Section II. Assessing Your Knowledge of QI
You can use this section to assess your baseline knowledge of QI, even if you are a beginner. After taking the "quiz," you can review the detailed answers which will further enhance your knowledge of QI, whatever level it is, to start with.
Section III. Reviewing QI with Your Team
This is a 15-slide presentation that can be used to provide a basic overview of QI and of the FOCUS-PDSA Model to your teammates or anyone else who might be involved with your QI efforts. You can customize these slides with the name and/or logo of your organization or practice.
Section IV. Worksheets for Conducting QI Project Using FOCUS-PDSA Model
To help you conduct your own QI project, this section includes nine worksheets, each corresponding to a stage in the FOCUS-PDSA Model. The worksheets are designed to guide your efforts by providing easy, step-by-step instructions.
Section V. Tool Box of Common QI Methods
This Tool Box describes specific tools for identifying problems and potential solutions in your practice and is intended for all members of the healthcare team. Specific tools include: Stakeholder Analysis, Brainstorming, Dot Voting, Prioritization Matrix, Chart, and Root Cause Analysis.