Physiology students can use a quality improvement approach to support a safe and efficient medication pathway in geriatric rehabilitation

Isabel Chung, Louise Brodie, Lindsay Cameron, Iain Rowe, Derek A Scott

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Abstract

Quality improvement (QI) science enhances patient care and safety by using a structured experimental approach to learning and tests of change. We piloted the involvement of physiology honors students in such activities (in partnership with clinical staff) as part of their research project. We aimed to establish a comprehensive process map of medication pathways and identify areas for
improvement in documentation standards. We also aimed to enhance the QI culture in a geriatric rehabilitation facility. We report how physiology students can apply QI principles to enhance medication usage and contribute to improving patient safety as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-140
Number of pages1
JournalHAPS Educator
VolumeAugust 2020
Early online date3 Sep 2020
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2020
EventHAPS 34th Annual Conference - The Westin, Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 23 May 202027 May 2020
Conference number: 34

Keywords

  • physiology
  • students
  • polypharmacy
  • quality improvement
  • geriatric
  • medication
  • QI
  • rehabilitation

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