With the current Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirement for a practice quality improvement (PQI) project every 3 years, we all (well, most of us) find ourselves searching for projects that are both manageable and likely to have a positive impact on our clinical practice. In this session we will walk through the use of the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycle to address a common finding in practices where fluoroscopically guided interventions (FGI) are performed: variation in procedural doses among physicians. We will also examine strategies to secure physician support using carrots, not sticks.
- 1.Review the PDSA cycle and its application to PQI.
- 2.Discuss strategies for action in the example presented.
- 3.Examine strategies for successful group PQI projects.
A. Kyle Jones: Owner, FluoroSafety
Joseph R. Steele: Consultant, FluoroSafety