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Practice-Based Learning and Improvement: A Clinical Improvement Action Guide, Third Edition

Empower health professionals to realize a vision of quality health care culture.

December 2012. 196 pages.

$69.00 - $299.00
Product Description

Product Description

Edited by Mark E. Splaine, MD, MS; Mary A. Dolansky, PhD, RN; Carlos A. Estrada, MD, MS; and Patricia A. Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN
Help make quality improvement an increasingly visible aspect of clinical practice and “business as usual” by incorporating training on the essential improvement skills described in this book into every level of health professional preparation and development. Leading experts in the field explain proven methods for integrating the core competency of practice-based learning and improvement (PBLI) into daily clinical work in this third edition of Practice-Based Learning and Improvement: A Clinical Improvement Action Guide. 
Key Topics: 
  • Conceptual framework (the Clinical Value Compass) and practical tools for practice-based learning and improvement 
  • Workplace learning through continuous quality improvement
  • Performance measurement and benchmarking
  • Implementing and sustaining change
Key Features:
  • Dozens of contributors representing the cutting edge of thought and research in PBLI
  • Exercises and case studies designed to challenge the reader to identify local resources and opportunities 
  • Tools to define improvement tasks more precisely 
  • Suggestions for ways to act so that positive and meaningful change become synonymous with clinical work itself
  • Expert advice from multiple perspectives, including medical and nursing 
  • Brainstorming exercises for organization improvement 
  • Worksheets for improving care, observation and interviewing, and more
Standards: Performance Improvement (PI), Leadership (LD)
Settings: Hospitals and health systems; graduate studies
Key Audience: 
  • Clinicians
  • Mentors 
  • Graduate studies programs
  • Interdisciplinary work groups
  • Leaders
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword: Workplace Learning
Shirley M. Moore
Introduction: The Content in Which We Live and Practice
Mark E. Splaine, Eugene C. Nelson, Paul B. Batalden, Mary A. Dolansky, Carlos A. Estrada, Patricia A. Patrician
Chapter 1: Understanding Clinical Improvement: Foundations of Knowledge for Change in Health Care Systems
Danielle M. Olds, Caitlin W. Brennan, Anita D. Misra-Hebert, Kimberly D. Johnson, Robert M. Patrick, Joel S. Lazar, Eugene C. Nelson, Paul B. Batalden
Chapter 2: Getting Started and Identifying Targets for Change
David E. Willens, Lorraine C. Mion, Eugene C. Nelson, Paul B. Batalden, Robert S. Dittus
Chapter 3: Improving Clinical Care: A Clinical Improvement Worksheet
Jennifer D. Thull-Freedman, Rory F. McQuillan, Alene A. Toulany, Kieran P. McIntyre, Eugene C. Nelson, Paul B. Batalden, Julie K. Johnson, Joel S. Lazar, Chaim M. Bell
Chapter 4: Measuring Outcomes and Costs: The Clinical Value Compass
Mark E. Splaine, Anne C. Jones, Eugene C. Nelson, Julie K. Johnson, Paul B. Batalden
Chapter 5: Learning from the Best: Clinical Benchmarking for Best Patient Care
Justin Glasgow, Carlos A. Estrada, Tracy Shamburger, Mark E. Splaine, Julie K. Johnson, Eugene C. Nelson, Paul B. Batalden, Peter Kaboli
Chapter 6: Building on Change: Concepts for Improving Any Clinical Process
Rebecca S. Miltner, Jeremiah H. Newsom, Paul B. Batalden, Julie K. Johnson, Eugene C. Nelson, Patricia A. Patrician
Chapter 7: Implementing, Spreading, and Sustaining Organizational Change
Patricia A. Patrician, Grant T. Savage, Rebecca S. Miltner, Velinda Block, Robert Weech-Maldonado
Chapter 8: Health Professionals Engaged in Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
Maryjoan D. Ladden, Deborah Gardner, Connie Lopez, Michael A. Tijerina, Benjamin B. Taylor, Carlos A. Estrada
Chapter 9: Applying Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
Mary A. Dolansky, Mamta K. Singh, Brook Watts, Renée H. Lawrence, Eugene C. Nelson, Paul B. Batalden, William H. Edwards, Carlos A. Estrada, Mark E. Splaine
Afterword: Reflecting and Improving in Times Like These
Paul B. Batalden
Appendix A: Improving Care: Improvement Worksheets
Eugene C. Nelson, Mary A. Dolansky
Appendix B: Observational and Interviewing Worksheets
Eugene C. Nelson, Marjorie M. Godfrey
Appendix C: Measures of Quality and Value
Mary A. Dolansky, Carlos A. Estrada
Appendix D: Collecting Data: Principles and Guidelines for Success
Eugene C. Nelson
Appendix E: Web-Based Quality and Safety Resources
Mary A. Dolansky
Appendix F: Supplements to Chapter 8
Programs Used by Kaiser Permanente to Enhance Quality and Team-Based Care
Connie Lopez, Michael A. Tijerina
Teamwork and Quality Improvement Resources for Frontline Staff and Staff/Faculty
Maryjoan D. Ladden, Carlos A. Estrada
Tools to Assess Teamwork and Collaboration
Carlos A. Estrada, Maryjoan D. Ladden
Appendix G: Web-Based Quality and Safety Education
Mary A. Dolansky
Appendix H: Publishing and Presenting Quality Improvement Work
Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE) Guidelines
Greg S. Ogrinc



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