The LSU EQuIP Rotation – Rationale, Deliverables and Growth in the New Academic Year


LSU School of Medicine’s Enhancing Quality Improvement for Patients (EQuIP) rotation continues to provide an in-depth orientation to the principles of quality improvement, patient safety and process improvement for LSU House Officers rotating at University Medical Center New Orleans (UMCNO). The...

LSU School of Medicine’s Enhancing Quality Improvement for Patients (EQuIP) rotation continues to provide an in-depth orientation to the principles

House Officers’ Quality Improvement Council (HQUIC) at University Medical Center New Orleans (UMCNO)


Keithen Potts, RN, explains the daily workflow process of a typical UMCNO day LSU House Staff Association (HSA) co-presidents, Dr. Claude Pirtle (IM) and Dr. Eric Wallace (RAD), created an innovative, integrated committee at University Medical Center New Orleans (UMCNO) this academic year. ...

LSU House Staff Association (HSA) co-presidents, Dr. Claude Pirtle (IM) and Dr. Eric Wallace (RAD), created an innovative, integrated committee

5th Annual Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Forum


Mark Rolfsen, LSUSOM Student presents his poster to Dr. Randy Roig, Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Education, SELA Veterans Services and 2017 QI Forum Judge The 5th Annual LSU School of Medicine Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Forum was held on Thursday, June 1 in the Learning...

The 5th Annual LSU School of Medicine Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Forum was held on Thursday, June 1 in the

2017-2018 EQuIP Rotation – Call for Participants


LSU EQuIP rotation residents participate in A Day in the Life: Code Blue Training at UMC The LSU School of Medicine’s Enhancing Quality Improvement for Patients (EQuIP) rotation provides an in-depth orientation to the principles of quality improvement, patient safety, and process improvement...

The LSU School of Medicine’s Enhancing Quality Improvement for Patients (EQuIP) rotation provides an in-depth orientation to the principles of

Dr. Maren Batalden to Deliver the Keynote Address at the 5th Annual LSU School of Medicine Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Forum


Dr. Maren Batalden has accepted the invitation to deliver the keynote speech  for the 5th Annual LSU School of Medicine Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Forum on June 1, 2017.  Dr. Batalden is a practicing general internist with passions for health, professional development, and health...

Dr. Maren Batalden has accepted the invitation to deliver the keynote speech  for the 5th Annual LSU School of Medicine

House Officer Quality Improvement Committee – An LSU and Tulane Schools of Medicine Collaboration


The goal of the collaborative House Officer Quality Improvement Committee (HOQIC) is to encourage house officer participation in quality improvement projects across multiple training sites and institutions. House officers Claude Pirtle, MD and Eric Wallace, MD, are spearheading the efforts to form...

The goal of the collaborative House Officer Quality Improvement Committee (HOQIC) is to encourage house officer participation in quality improvement

EQuIP Welcomes UMCNO Quality Improvement (QI) and Patient Safety (PS) Liaison Donna Blady, BSN, RN, PI Analyst


UMCNO's new patient improvement (PI) analyst, Donna Blady, RN, PI, brings more than 20 years' experience to her position in UMCNO's quality department.  Her background includes clinical and leadership roles in ambulatory and hospital care and professional liability.  The addition of Ms. Blady...

UMCNO’s new patient improvement (PI) analyst, Donna Blady, RN, PI, brings more than 20 years’ experience to her position in

projectCONNECT Coming Soon


COMING SOON – projectCONNECT The LSU School of Medicine’s EQuIP office and Department of Internal Medicine bring you projectCONNECT: an interactive web-based database of ongoing LSUSOM Quality Improvement & Patient Safety projects. This resource, spearheaded by Claude Pirtle, MD -...

COMING SOON – projectCONNECT The LSU School of Medicine’s EQuIP office and Department of Internal Medicine bring you projectCONNECT: an

EQuIP Project Update Request – 2016-2017


In an effort to comply with the ACGME’s Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) accreditation requirements, the LSU School of Medicine New Orleans requires all House Officers to participate in patient safety or quality improvement projects throughout their training.  (PLEASE NOTE: EACH HOUSE...

In an effort to comply with the ACGME’s Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) accreditation requirements, the LSU School of Medicine

2016-2017 EQuIP Rotation at UMCNO Welcomes New Projects, Programs & House Officers


The 2016-2017 Enhancing Quality Improvement for Patients residency rotation, sponsored in part by the LSU School of Medicine’s Office of Graduate Medical Education, enters its third year of partnership with the Quality department at University Medical Center New Orleans (UMCNO). Originating in...

The 2016-2017 Enhancing Quality Improvement for Patients residency rotation, sponsored in part by the LSU School of Medicine’s Office of

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