Strengthening Medication Safety in Long Term Care

Fewer footsteps, more time for care – Using Spaghetti Diagrams

This module describes the application of Spaghetti Diagrams to help simplify workspace layouts. A simpler, more streamlined layout reduces the travelling time for staff, thus allowing more time for direct care.   The module demonstrates the use of Spaghetti Diagrams through an online activity.  Spaghetti Diagrams are one of the tools of a Quality Improvement

Use data to take action – Run Charts, the basics

This module describes the application of Run Charts for medication safety and quality improvement. The module demonstrates the importance of collecting and analyzing data to understand when something has really changed in a process.   Run Charts are one of the basic tools of a Quality Improvement system in healthcare, industry, hospitality, and in many

Medication Safety at Transitions of Care for Long Term Care Providers

This module will provide an introduction to medication safety at transitions of care for long term care providers. It will also provide techniques, tips and tools to obtain the best possible medication history (BPMH) using a systematic process.  This practical approach will teach clinicians how to engage residents and caregivers in a dialogue about their

Select the fewest ideas for the most impact – Impact-Effort analysis

This module is an introduction to a prioritization technique to select the ideas that will have the greatest impact with the least effort. In an environment of limited resources, it is important to focus on the critical few versus the trivial many.   The module demonstrates the Impact-Effort analysis technique through a simple online activity.