Reaching the Summit: From Exposure to Immersion in Quality Improvement in Physical Therapy Education

Following the release of its 2001 report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened a summit of 150 interprofessional health care educators to reform health professions education. As a result, in 2002, the IOM established an overarching vision to achieve care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable: ÒAll health professionals should be educated to deliver patient-centered care as members of an interdisciplinary team, emphasizing evidence-based practice, quality improvement approaches, and informatics.Ó Physical therapy educators have expanded curricula to teach 3 of these 5 competencies. We routinely teach that physical therapists practice in interprofessional teams to provide care that is patient-centered and evidence-based. However, we lag behind other health professions in teaching quality improvement concepts and skills in entry-level education. The speakers will describe the 5 IOM competencies and use key frameworks to engage small groups of attendees to develop and evaluate quality improvement curricula appropriate for academic and clinical settings. These frameworks include: KernÕs 6 steps of curriculum design, University of Toronto framework of curriculum development, and KirkpatrickÕs Four Levels of Training Evaluation.

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  • Control #: 2013
  • Type: Education Session
  • Event/Year: CSM 2020
  • Authors: Tamara Struessel
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