Our innovative Pediatric Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) curriculum prepares residents to be leaders in improving health care delivery in their future practices. Residents are initially introduced to QIPS concepts through didactics and web-based curricula. Then, working in teams, residents are mentored by faculty to design and implement a QIPS project to improve clinical outcomes.
Residents may also choose to focus on QIPS for their scholarly project. Past resident projects have led to permanent systems-changes that have improved clinical care in a variety of areas. Residents have presented this work at various regional and national conferences, including the annual meetings of the Western Society for Pediatric Research, Pediatric Academic Societies, and Academy Health, and have been successful in publishing their work in a variety of high-impact journals. Several examples of recent resident quality improvement projects include the following topics:
Residents present at monthly Quality Improvement Patient Safety Morning Reports. Residents also participate in a longitudinal Medical Education Quality Improvement project integrated into Thursday block didactics.
University of California Davis Health offers additional opportunities to supplement resident education in QIPS concepts outside of the Department of Pediatrics and facilitates multidisciplinary collaborations with faculty and trainees across the health system.
Dr. Hamline believes that caring for the health of children is a team effort, involving the child, his/her family, and the entire health care team. She strives to provide high quality, compassionate care for every child, taking into account the unique needs of each child and their families.