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HiQuiPs: Preparation Part 1 – General Considerations for ED Quality Improvement Projects

In Education & Quality Improvement, HiQuiPs by Ahmed TaherLeave a Comment

You are in the middle of a busy night shift and you see a 73-year-old female with diffuse abdominal pain who is hemodynamically stable. You have a wide differential and order a CT scan to aid in the diagnosis as you begin empiric management. Three hours pass by and the CT has not been performed. This is the third time this week that this has happened.  In light of this, you feel strongly …

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QI Series Part 3 | Differentiating Quality Improvement and Clinical Epidemiology

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How do Quality Improvement methods differ from classical clinical research? This article is the last in a three-part series on Quality Improvement (QI) in health care. The first article, “What is Quality Improvement?”, defined this field of study and provided a brief history of its origins.  The second article defined “quality” and briefly described tools used to achieve improvement. This article seeks to differentiate QI methods and goals from those encountered in clinical …

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CAEP FEI | The CanadiEM Digital Scholars Program

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Amy is a third year emergency medicine resident who loves listening to podcasts when she runs. She realizes that she loves using a variety of digital media to enhance her learning. Amy wonders if there is a fellowship opportunity where she can become a leader in digital scholarship. One of her supervisors asks her if she has heard of the CanadiEM Digital Scholars Program.  With the advent of free open access medical education …

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New CanadiEM Series – HiQuiPs

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Links to HiQuiPs Posts Quality of Care and the ED (August 1, 2018) Preparation Part 1 – General Considerations for a QI Project in the ED (August 29, 2018) Preparation Part 2 – Stakeholder Engagement and Behaviour Change (October 7, 2018) Preparation Part 3 – Root Cause Analysis (November 2, 2018) QI in the ED –  Implementation Part 1. QI Implementation Methodologies (December 7, 2018) QI in the ED – Implementation Part 2. Which …