EQuIP Rotation Highlighted at the Group on Resident Affairs Spring Meeting

The Enhancing Quality Improvement for Patients (EQuIP) Rotation champions were selected to present their poster, THE EQUIP ROTATION – from Interim LSU Hospital to University Medical Center New Orleans: an interprofessional approach to hospital-based quality and patient safety education during a clinical site transition, at the 2016 Group on Resident Affairs (GRA) Spring Meeting.

The rotation was created to enhance house officer education on Quality Improvement (QI) and Patient Safety (PS) and aims to create meaningful, active learningexperiences for rotating residents.  Authors Murtuza J. Ali, MD; Leigh Peters; Teresa Lake, RN, MSN, HCSM; Erica Pruitt, RN; Fred Rodriguez, MD; Robin McGoey, MD, MS, highlighted unique QI/PS opportunities for learners identified during the clinical site transition from the Interim LSU Hospital (ILH) to UMCNO in August. The presentation noted resident participation in one-of-a-kind learning experiences including: A Day in the Life: Code Blue Simulation Exercises and behind-the-scenes access to Joint Commission surveyors.

The meeting took place May 2 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside where planners implemented a new electronic poster presentation format that included a 10 minute PowerPoint presentation and cocktail reception.  The GRA promotes exemplary leadership for high-quality graduate medical education (GME) and is the authoritative source on GME principles and practices in the medical education continuum within the AAMC and nationally.poster