Quality Improvement 101 Education Package

The Quality Improvement 101 education package is developed by the Quality Management of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The package includes a slide library with talking points, QI 101 recorded presentation and 2 Case Study Examples – for the practitioner and for the student/intern.

Quality Improvement 101

In this recorded presentation, understand the basics of quality improvement, learn simple quality improvement tools and methods, and identify key Academy available resources available for conducting quality improvement in a variety of practice settings.

Practitioner Quality Improvement Case Study – Improving Nutritional Screening in Acute Care Hospitals

This large-scale institutional project focuses on determining if RDNs accurately identified patients needing nutrition intervention in an acute care setting. Multiple barriers encountered are discussed and how to overcome obstacles by using a team approach. The QI tool, FOCUS (Find, Organize, Clarify, Understand, Select) PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act), was used in the QI project and is a good example of a tool that applies to a variety of settings.

Student/Intern Quality Improvement Case Study - Improving No-Show & Cancellation Rates at UVA Health System’s Outpatient Nutrition Clinic

At the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia, a team worked together to reduce the no-show and cancellation rates at an affiliated outpatient clinic, the Nutrition Counseling Center at Northridge. This webinar will show how various QI methods were used during this project including PDSA, process maps, and a fishbone diagram.