Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative

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Quality Improvement Methods Workshops


Quality Improvement Training for Perinatal Professionals

Target Audience: Obstetric and neonatal physicians, midwives, nurses, administrators, educators, and hospital quality improvement teams. Anyone working in the perinatal field is invited to attend, but the emphasis will be on hospital QI. Nursing CEUs are available! 

Training Session Topics: 

  • Identifying the problem 
  • Developing process maps 
  • Creating key driver diagrams 
  • Understanding types of data and determining measures 
  • Prioritization matrices 
  • Generating solutions and sustaining change 
  • Understanding variation and creating PDSA cycles 
  • Change management 
  • Understanding team dynamics 

 Learning Objectives:
  1. Develop a limited scope project using QI methodology 
  2. Understand PDSA cycles, data analysis, and generating solutions 
  3. Understand team work concepts that can facilitate project implementation 

Time Commitment: 10.5 hours

  • Day 1: 8:45 am – 4:15 pm 
  • Day 2: 8:00 am - 2:10 pm 

Participant Requirements: Must attend in project teams of at least 3 people per site and complete training session pre-work. We recommend attendees bring a laptop (at least 1 per team). 

Pre-Work: Identify any small scope (~6 month) QI project, aim, scope, and goals. We recommend your project be a sub-section of a larger QI project (e.g. 1 piece of the hemorrhage, hypertension, golden hour, mother's own milk, or golden hour projects). 

Interested in improving your clinical team’s capacity to improve patient safety in the field of perinatal care? 

Contact FPQC to learn more about hosting this instructor-led QI workshop at your hospital! 

Upcoming Events:

None currently scheduled


What attendees at past trainings have to say:

  •  “[They] made sure we understood each piece of the process—if there was any question, we would work it out as a total group which helped all learn.”
  •  “The trainers were extremely knowledgeable, willing to assist with individual projects, and provided a safe environment to learn.”
  • “The training is particularly useful when it is based on an actual issue or project in the team’s unit. After two days, they come out with a well-defined and constructed QI project to work on to improve their unit.”
  • "[Provided] informative and in-depth information for creating and participating in QI projects."