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Covid-19 Quality and Safety video series

Free quality improvement tools for maintaining quality and safety during a pandemic

Presented by quality improvement experts who work closely with RCPI, these videos show you how to maintain quality and safety during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The videos are designed to help those working on the frontline and can be used as practical tools for dealing with quality and safety in a crisis/pandemic. They are suitable for anyone working in healthcare.

The videos in the series, available to watch below, are:

  • Lesson 1 - Quality and Safety at this time, presented by Dr Peter Lachman, Lead Quality Improvement Faculty at RCPI and Chief Executive of ISQua
  • Lesson 2 - Systems Thinking Tools, presented by Dr John Brennan, GP and Quality Improvement expert in RCPI
  • Lesson 3 - Measurement for Improvement, presented by Dr John Fitzsimons, Clinical Director for Quality Improvement at the HSE
  • Lesson 4 - Using the Model for Improvement and PDSA cycles, presented by Dr John Fitzsimons, Clinical Director for Quality Improvement at the HSE

Lesson 1 - Quality and Safety at this time

Dr Peter Lachman, Lead Quality Improvement Faculty at RCPI and Chief Executive of ISQua, gives an overview of this video series and explains how to maintain quality and safety during a pandemic.

Lesson 2 - Systems Thinking Tools

Dr John Brennan, GP and Quality Improvement expert in RCPI, explains the concept of systems thinking and tools you can use.

Lesson 3 - Measurement for Improvement

Dr John Fitzsimons, Clinical Director for Quality Improvement at the HSE, explains how measurement is essential in quality improvement, and how the way you display data can make a difference.

Lesson 4 - Using the Model for Improvement and PDSA cycles

Dr John Fitzsimons, Clinical Director for Quality Improvement at the HSE, explains how the Model for Improvement and Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles can be adapted for the Covid-19 crisis.

Lesson 5 - Safety at the Core - Overview of Patient Safety

Dr Peter Lachman, Lead Quality Improvement Faculty at RCPI and Chief Executive of ISQua, focuses on patient safety and translates safety theory to guide you in your day-to-day practice.

Lesson 6 - Psychological Safety

In this sixth video in our Covid-19 Quality and Safety series, Dr John Brennan, GP and Quality Improvement expert in RCPI, discusses psychological safety during the pandemic. Psychological safety is a key foundation for high performing teams.

Lesson 7 - Situation Awareness

Dr Peter Lachman, Lead Quality Improvement Faculty at RCPI and Chief Executive of ISQua, discusses situation awareness - Knowing what happens in real time.

COVID-19 Information and Resources developed by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)

ISQua is running regular webinars and virtual information sessions relating to COVID-19 throughout this period.

You will find these resources here

Information and updates from RCPI

You will find our latest COVID-19 statements, webinars, and physician wellbeing advice here

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