New QI e-learning resource developed for the perioperative team

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has launched a new online anaesthesia quality improvement (QI) e-learning resource - the Perioperative Improvement Science and Management (PRISM-ed) module - based on the College’s Improvement Science curriculum.

The PRISM-ed module has been developed by anaesthetists Dr Maria Chazapis, Dr Carolyn Johnston and Dr Ramani Moonesinghe, and written by experts in the field. It builds on the QI web resource funded by UCLH/NIHR Surgical Outcomes and Research Centre (SOuRCe) and the London Academy of Anaesthesia.
The PRISM-ed e-learning module outlines key knowledge and training resources required to deliver quality improvement within healthcare. PRISM-ed is designed to assist with practical implementation through downloadable project toolkits and data templates. Although it is designed for doctors in anaesthetics training, the content is relevant and accessible to anyone in the perioperative multi-disciplinary team or wider health services, who wish to improve the quality of care they provide.

PRISM-ed is being hosted on the e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) online learning hub and can be accessed by all healthcare professionals with an e-LfH account. Completing the PRISM-ed module via the e-LfH online learning platform allows clinicians to record their scores and print a certificate of completion for CPD purposes.

Ms Sharon Drake, RCoA Director of Clinical Quality and Research said: “PRISM-ed is an important resource which will support the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ strategy for developing QI capability amongst all anaesthetists and perioperative care teams. We are pleased to have had the support of a dedicated team of writers and editors who have been instrumental in helping us provide such an accessible resource.”

Dr Ramani Moonesinghe, Director of the NIAA Health Services Research Centre at the RCoA said: “The timing of the PRISM-ed launch couldn't be better, as this month we also begin our new national Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme (PQIP, www.pqip.org.uk) supported by the Health Foundation and NIHR Clinical Research Networks. Clinicians will find PRISM-ed fun and engaging and it will provide them with the core knowledge and skills required to maximise opportunities to use PQIP, NELA and other quality data to improve the care delivered to their patients.”

Professor Dame Sue Bailey, Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges said, “The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges welcomes the launch of this resource, which will be a very valuable addition to the training resources available for the whole perioperative multi-disciplinary team.”

09 November 2016

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