Using Improvement Science to Standardize Pre- and Post-Operative Handoff: A Multi-Center Approach

In this session you will learn how to apply the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) Model for Improvement within a collaborative learning model. Discussion will center around a multicentered inter-professional project to standardize and implement handoffs from the operating room to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to improve safe transition of care.

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Medical Professional Education Center


Beverly Brozanski, MD

Beverly Brozanski, MD

Professor of Pediatrics,
Washington University School of Medicine

Joan Smith, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, FAAN

Joan Smith, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, FAAN

Director of Quality, Safety & Practice Excellence,
St. Louis Children’s Hospital