2018 Annual PSQI Day


PDSA Cycle 

We have established an Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day to highlight patient safety and quality improvement activities among our residents, fellows, medical students, faculty, and hospital health care team members.  The first event was held May 16, 2014, and was an overwhelming success.  The 5th Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day is scheduled for Friday, May 18, 2018, in Probasco Auditorium.  Interested medical students, residents, fellows, faculty, nursing and other healthcare workers may submit a proposal for consideration to the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety leadership group.  Proposals were submitted to Dr. Fore by March 26, 2018., and the Selection Committee (Dr. Robert Fore, Dr. Alan Kohrt, Dr. Jan Keys, and Pamela Gordon) met on April 13, to select projects for presentation on May 18.


Proposal Form Details:

  • The proposal author(s) must indicate on the proposal form whether or not it might be presented or published outside our institution. 
  • If it might be considered for external presentation or publication, the proposal must first be submitted to our Institutional Review Board to determine if the project is exempt from IRB approval, requires expedited approval from the IRB Chair, or requires consideration and approval from the full IRB. 
  • Dates for submission and consideration at IRB meetings may be found by clicking here to view our IRB Overview webpage.  
  • Stacey Hendricks, IRB Administrator, can be contacted regarding appropriate review and forms required by the IRB -- either Form B or Form H (stacey.hendricks@erlanger.org or by phone 423-778-3818).  

Click on the links on the right-hand menu to access forms to submit PSQI proposals, conducting your PS/QI project, and components that must be included in your proposal and presentation.


Timeline for PS/QI Day Proposals and Presentations 2018:

  • If you plan to present your proposal at any external conference or venue (other than at our Annual PS/QI Day or outside our institution, or if you might want to submit your project for journal publication, it is likely that you will need IRB approval or exemption.  If either is the case, you must submit your proposal and the appropriate IRB form to Stacey Hendricks, IRB Administrator, by February 7, in order to be considered at the February 28 IRB meeting, or by March 7 in order to be considered at the March 28 IRB meeting.  If you do not plan to present your project externally or submit for publication, you can disregard this step.
  • PS/QI Proposal Submission Forms must be submitted to your Department Chair or Program Director for approval by April 2.
  • PS/QI Proposal Submission Forms must be emailed from your Chair or Program Director (with his/her approval denoted) to Dr. Fore (Robert.Fore@erlanger.org) by Friday, April 6.
  • The PS/QI Advisory Committee will review and make selections by Friday, April 13 for presentations at the 2018 Annual PS/QI Day.
  • Oral presentations will be given on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Probasco Auditorium.
  • Posters will not be used.
  • Click on a link in the right-hand menu to view the presentation schedule on May 18.
Revised 4/27/2018












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