FAQT Lesson Plans


JULY: INTRODUCTION TO FAQT & QI

  1. Learning Topics
  • Overview of curriculum
  • Calendar for the year
  • Selecting Topics
  • Process mapping

2. Small group activities

  • Process map: How do you do a consult?

3. Resources

AUGUST: MOVING FORWARD

  1. Learning Topics
  • QI/PS @ UF & VA
  • Develop Aim statements, measurements
  • Fishbone diagrams and decision matrices

2. Small group activity

  • Generate an Aim statement, change and measure: reduce false positive STEMI (or work on your team’s project)

3. Resources

SEPTEMBER: STATISTICS FOR THE CLINICIAN

  1. Learning Topics
  • Collecting data
    • Who what, when, where, why, how, how much, how stored?
    • Data security and privacy
  • Types of data: continuous vs. categorical vs. control charts
  • Power analysis: continuous > categorical
  • Statistical tests: ttest/nonparametric vs. chisquare/fisher’s exact test
  • REDcap

2. Resources

OCTOBER: TEAM UPDATES

NOVEMBER: RESEARCH REGULATIONS AND THE IRB

  1. Learning Topics
  • IRB Background
  • QI versus Research
  • Study Designs
  • Different IRB’s at UF
  • How to complete IRB CQI Determination Form

2. Small group activity

  • Complete draft of IRB CQI form for each project

3. Resources

DECEMBER: RESEARCH DATABASES

  1. Learning Topics
  • IDR
  • MEDLINE
  • NCDR
  • Echo Databases (UF and VA)
  • Cath Databases (UF and VA)
  • TAVR (UF and VA)
  • Cardiac CT Database (UF)
  • Other
    • VA VINCI
    • Youtube
    • gov
    • HCUP
      1. Nationwide ED Sample
      2. Nationwide Inpatient Sample

2. Small Group Activity

  • Sample MEDLINE and IDR searches
  • Review NCDR CathPCI data collection form

3. Resources

JANUARY: PATIENT SAFETY

  1. Learning Topics
  • Scope of problem
  • Reasons for errors
  • Swiss Cheese model
  • Solutions: communication, culture, checklists, event reporting

2. Small Group Activity

  • Sample Root Cause Analysis

3. Resources

FEBRUARY – TEAM UPDATES

MARCH

  1. Learning Topics
  • Converting QI to research through IRB
  • Abstract Writing
    • National/Int’l Meetings: ACC, ASE, ASNC, SCAI, HRS, ISHLT, AHA QCOR
    • State/Regional: FMA, FLACC, FLACP
    • Local: DOM COM Quality week, VA Research Day
    • Review FAQT abstract format
  • Manuscript Writing
    • Selecting a journal/predatory journals
    • Manuscript types and guidelines
    • Writing individual sections
    • Creating high quality tables and figures
    • Submission, revision, resubmission

2. Small Group Activity

  • Create a title and conclusion for this abstract

3. Resources

APRIL – EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION SUGGESTIONS

  1. 5 lines, 5 words, even better use a picture to tell the story
  • Don’t read to the audience
  • What? So what? Now what?
  • Tell them what you’re gonna tell them, then tell them, then tell them what you told them
  • Review judging form

MAY – FINAL PRESENTATIONS

  1. Project review, final questions

JUNE – DEBRIEFING