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Pocket Guide to Quality Improvement in Healthcare

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  • Written by experts in the field
  • Provides an introduction to QI fundamentals within differing hospital departments and settings
  • Acts as a quick reference guide to key principles in QI
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This text will act as a quick quality improvement reference and resource for every role within the healthcare system including physicians, nurses, support staff, security, fellows, residents, therapists, managers, directors, chiefs, and board members. It aims to provide a broad overview of quality improvement concepts and how they can be immediately pertinent to one's role. The editors have used a tiered approach, outlining what each role needs to lead a QI project, participate as a team member, set goals and identify resources to drive improvements in care delivery.  Each section of the book targets a specific group within the healthcare organization. Pocket Guide to Quality Improvement in Healthcare will guide the individual, as well as the organization to fully engage all staff in QI, creating a safety culture, and ultimately strengthening care delivery.

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Division of Nursing, Children’s National Health System, Washington, USA

    Reneè Roberts-Turner

  • Surgery and Pediatrics, Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC, USA

    Rahul K. Shah

About the editors

Dr. Renee Roberts-Turner 

The Department of Nursing Science, Professional Practice, and Quality 

Division of Nursing, Children's National Health System

Washington, DC

Dr. Roberts-Turner is the Director of Nursing Quality and Professional Practice and Magnet® Program Director in the Division of Nursing, at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C.  She joined the faculty of Children’s National Medical Center in 2016, as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Professor (2017) at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  She is an undergraduate of the University of Virginia at Wise with a Bachelors of Science in Biology, and a graduate of Marymount University with a Masters in Nursing Education and the University of Phoenix with a Doctorate of Health Administration.  She is a board certified Nurse Executive and Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.  Dr. Roberts-Turner’s research interests include healthcare leadership, job role satisfaction and patient experience, patent safety, and unit mergers.  She is an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Appraiser.  Dr. Roberts-Turner was the inaugural Manager of Nursing Quality in the Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes at Children’s National from 2011-2013.  In 2013, she was appointed the Director of Nursing Quality and Professional Practice and Magnet® Program Director in the Division of Nursing for Children’s National Health System, and in 2016 she was appointed the inaugural Director of Nursing Quality and Professional Practice and Magnet® Program Director in the Division of Nursing, at Children’s National Health System, as an additional executive responsibility.  Dr. Roberts-Turner has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, and has presented nationally and internationally.  Under her leadership Children’s National received its first and second Magnet redesignation, submitting a document and facilitating a site visits with no deficiencies.

Rahul K. Shah, MD, MBA

Chief Quality and Safety Officer

Children's National Medical Center

Washington, DC

Dr. Shah obtained a combined B.A./M.D. from Boston University’s School of Medicine (2000), thereafter completing an Otolaryngology residency (Tufts University), and a Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship (Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard University).  He joined the faculty of Children’s National Medical Center (2006), rising to the rank of Professor (2017) at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  Dr. Shah’s research interests include:  resource utilization and outcomes, patient safety, and medical errors.  He has received numerous awards for his research.  He is recognized as a leader in patient safety and quality improvement, and has chaired and served on a myriad of national committees related to patient safety and quality improvement.  He was the Executive Director of an international not-for-profit quality improvement initiative, The Global Tracheostomy Collaborative. He was the inaugural Associate Surgeon-in-Chief at Children’s National Medical Center, and the Medical Director of Peri-operative Services from 2011-2014.  He served as President of the Medical Staff at Children’s National Medical Center from 2012-2014.  In 2014, he was appointed the inaugural Vice-President, Chief Quality and Safety Officer for Children’s National Health System, and in 2018, he was appointed the inaugural Vice-President, Medical Affairs as an additional executive responsibility.  In addition, he is currently, the acting Chief Medical Information Officer (July 2019).  He has authored over 130 peer reviewed articles, and has given over 250 national and international presentations.  Under his leadership, Children’s National has received numerous safety and quality distinctions, and is a recognized leader in pediatric safety and quality.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Pocket Guide to Quality Improvement in Healthcare

  • Editors: Reneè Roberts-Turner, Rahul K. Shah

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70780-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-70779-8Published: 22 May 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-70780-4Published: 21 May 2021

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 333

  • Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Practice and Hospital Management, General Practice / Family Medicine

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