|Key Course Features
Course participants will learn from world-renowned experts in emergency medicine. The course, facilitated by faculty from Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will use case studies, presentations, and interactive hands-on workshops to answer the following questions:
- How can we assure clinical quality in our ED?
- How can we provide state of the art emergency medicine care for our patients, particularly in the areas of sepsis, STEMI, and stroke emergencies?
- Why is having an effective quality assurance program essential for all practicing emergency physicians?
- What are the basic principles of effective ED quality metrics?
- What is an error and an adverse event and how do we appropriately implement the AHRQ severity scale in assessment of these?
- What is the role of the provider in error assessment?
- How can Morbidity & Mortality conferences contribute to a well-functioning QI system?
- How do we perform a standard case assessment and use this to improve clinical quality?
- How can lean and Six Sigma practices help ED physicians treat their patients more safely?
- How do we perform team training to maximize clinical care?
- How do we use a triggers system to improve quality by reducing time-to-interventions?
- How do we implement standardized clinical pathways and assess their impact on quality of care and reduce variability?