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Health Care Worker Performance and Well-Being Projects

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Below is a selection of our current and past projects around bettering health care worker performance.

Development and Evaluation of an Online Improvement Project Implementation Course for Anesthesiology Trainees

Project Dates: Jan. 1, 2016–Dec. 31, 2017
Most clinicians receive little formal instruction to prepare them to address the patient safety challenges they face in clinical practice. This project will develop and evaluate an online training module tailored to anesthesiology trainees (residents, fellows) that is designed to provide instruction and practical tools for planning, implementing and evaluating a patient safety project. Funded by the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF).
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An Exploration of Anesthesiology Resident Well-being: How Burnout, Depression, and Resilience Unfold During Residency and the Formative Events that Impact Residents’ Experience

Project Dates: Jan. 1, 2016–Dec. 31, 2017
Anesthesia residents face unique challenges to their well-being, and yet the factors that influence well-being, and how much it is affected, are not well known. This research seeks to understand the current state of anesthesia resident well-being and to identify and assess the factors that have the most impact. Funded by APSF.
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Safety Project Inception, Readiness, and Implementation Training (SPIRIT)

Project Dates: Jan. 1, 2016–Jan. 1, 2018
This project developed and evaluated a training program and associated resources to cultivate residents’ skills in developing and leading patient safety improvement work. Funded by APSF.
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Simu-Leader: Training in Leadership for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Project Dates: Sept. 30, 2014–Sept. 29, 2017
Improving patient safety and quality of care has been and remains a key challenge for health care leaders, yet there are few opportunities for leaders to build needed skills for this complex domain. To address this gap, the Armstrong Institute and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab developed and evaluate an interactive, online, multi-player simulation that lets them practice their skills in leadership, management, and implementation of improvement efforts. Funded by Funded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
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