Teaching Strategies for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Zoom information will be sent to participants the week prior to the workshop.

Led by:

Brent Kobashi, MD and Catherine Lau, MD

Knowledge and training in quality improvement and patient safety (QI and PS) does not always lead to effective teaching of these topics. Most publications regarding QI and PS education revolve around traditional didactics, lectures, and project-based learning. While these approaches are effective for some learners and in select situations, other innovative strategies may be needed to combat barriers to reaching learners. These barriers include:

QI/PS viewed as a boring topic
finding time to teach QI/PS
difficulty in selecting or completing a project
resistance to change
professional identity
reaching learners of different levels or professions

Some of these barriers can be overcome by using innovative teaching strategies to engage learners and inspire ongoing interest in QI/PS. This workshop aims to improve the teaching skills of medical professionals passionate about QI and PS.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Select or design a strategy that will engage learners in the topics of QI/PS.
Identify teaching strategies that improve attitudes or highlight professional responsibilities toward QI/PS.
Select a strategy that aligns best with a variety of QI/PS topics.

This workshop is for any faculty member who would like to improve their teaching skills and gain new strategies to effectively teach QI/PS.

UCSF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and the Teaching Scholars Program. Credit available for this event only is 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and Med Ed Grand Rounds have been approved by UCSF Rehabilitative Services for up to 7 continuing education hours per year total. Questions regarding this approval should be directed to (415) 514-6779.

Course No. MGR21075.

Thursday, March 25 at 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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