Category Archives: Interventions

PICO Questions and Finding Medical Information

1) Watch PICO video

GOAL: Differentiate a PICO question from a background question.

Instructions: Actively watch video to help understand the components of a PICO question and how you might employ these questions in clinical practice.

2) Watch Finding Medical Information video

GOAL: Understand how to access different sources of information depending on your question.

Instructions: Actively watch video to help understand differences between types of questions and available resources to answer them.

3) Write some PICO questions of your own 

Develop 2-3 PICO question of your own to share in class tomorrow. It may help to think about a patient you have seen or a case discussed during Foundations or EHM so far. You can use the PICO diagramming tool to record your questions.  Be prepared to share and discuss.

 

Community Violence: ACEs, Resilience, and Trauma Informed Care

Watch Nadine Burke Harris’s TED talk that introduces key concepts about Adverse Childhood Experiences and how they impact health.

Read about how one community is addressing violence (PDF) and adverse childhood experiences.

Optional: For students who want to see how the idea was started – Read the original ACE Study, Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults.

Systems Engineering

IHI online open school. Optional assignment: Students complete the online curriculum and assessment for certificate program.  To provide greater detail and context for the material covered in class.  Recommended for students pursing a certificate in quality and safety.

IHI Online Open School Modules – http://app.ihi.org/lms/home.aspx

  • Define principles of human factors design. Understand how technology can help mitigate against medical error.
    • PS 103 lessons 2-3

Applying Systems Improvement to Patient Safety

IHI online open school optional assignment: Students complete the online curriculum and assessment for certificate program.  To provide greater detail and context for the material covered in class.  Recommended for students pursing a certificate in quality and safety.

IHI Online Open School Modules – http://app.ihi.org/lms/home.aspx

  • Additional depth and detail regarding organizational culture, safety culture, high reliability organizations and reporting systems.
    • PS 101 (Lesson 1-3)
  • Discussion of Swiss cheese model, active and latent failures, unsafe acts and harm
    • PS 102 lesson 1-2
  • Discussion of human factors contributing to error and internal and external factors
    • PS 103 lesson 1