Sponsored by Institute for Healthcare Quality Safety and Efficiency, Office of GME, and the Departments of Medicine and Surgery, the Quality and Safety Academy (QSA) offers residents and fellows in any program affiliated with University of Colorado a series of workshops designed to build foundational knowledge in quality improvement and patient safety, which will enable them to effectively participate in quality and safety work in the clinical setting. Program content builds on itself to support progressive acquisition of competency, and program elements are targeted to specific learner stages of development across the spectrum of GME. The content is appropriate for those without prior training or who may be interested in refreshing their knowledge and skills in order to lead or coach trainees in quality/safety work. The core content areas are Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, and Healthcare Systems and Culture.
Both the resident and fellow series are four half-day workshops offered in the fall and spring. The resident series covers the basics of participating in QI and safety work in the clinical setting, while the fellow series is intended for learners with more advanced knowledge and skills in quality improvement and patient safety.