The Armstrong Institute offers a range of training opportunities, educational conferences and other services that are available to health care professionals everywhere.
For industry, the institute also offers the Usability Testing and Evaluation Service that can help clients to identify and address use-related hazards of medical devices and products.
The Armstrong Institute hosts training opportunities throughout the year targeted to a wide range of health care professionals, from frontline staff to executives.
JHM Employees: These training opportunities are offered at no cost to you. However, workshop seats are limited.
Our Workshops and Courses
Caring for the Caregiver: The RISE Program
Ambulatory CUSP (Comprehensive Unit Based Safety Program) Training
Ambulatory CUSP is delivered during a two-day workshop using an innovative game platform to simulate the experience of preparing a team to work together towards safety goals, launching the CUSP team, and sustaining an effective, engaged team over time.
- May 11 & 12, 2023
- Sep. 21 & 22, 2023
Evaluating Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Prepare participants to evaluate quality improvement and patient safety projects in the following three areas: critiquing evaluations of projects; designing a robust evaluation of a QI/PS project; and conducting a small-scale qualitative study.
Lean Practitioner for Healthcare Course
Identify and eliminate waste in health care delivery, including reduced patient wait times, faster processing of medications, decreased risk of medication errors, less inventory and more patient-focused processes.
Lean Sigma Green Belt Course
Gain patient safety and quality improvement strategies and resources with an in-depth introduction to Johns Hopkins Medicine's prioritized approach to delivering consistently safe, high-quality and high-value patient care.
Patient Safety Certificate Program (in-person)
Acquire key concepts, tools and skills to reduce preventable patient harm and be a change agent through performance improvement approaches -- such as Lean Sigma, Human Factors and Design Thinking.
TeamSTEPPS® Master Training Course
The Armstrong Institute provides engaging, interactive and practical online learning experiences to help health care professionals contribute to patient safety and quality improvement.
A schedule of upcoming presentations (JHED log-in required).
This nine-month program trains future health care leaders to create a culture of caring.
Patient Safety Specialization- Coursera Catalog
An introduction to the concepts, tools and strategies of health care improvement. It consists of seven courses, each four weeks long, that can be taken together – to earn a certificate – or separately.
The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality’s Global Collaboration’s team strives to expand patient safety and high-quality health care at home and around the globe.
As the consulting arm of the Armstrong Institute, we work with like-minded organizations that share the Armstrong Institute’s vision of a health care system that harms less, wastes less and consistently provides high-quality, respectful care.
We are clinicians, performance improvement experts, researchers, administrators and health care professionals.
- Patient safety
- Patient- and family-centered care
- High-reliability organizing
- Quality improvement
- Leadership and management
- Preventing infections and complications
- Surgical safety and quality
- Teamwork training
- Medication safety
- Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP)
- Lean Sigma
- Human factors engineering
- Health care quality metrics
- Clinical analytics
- Organizational learning
- Evaluating patient safety and quality improvement efforts
- Clinical communities
Our Worldwide Reach
The growing list of countries where we have worked. Explore those locations below.
Global Collaborations offers both short-term and multiyear engagements, with services tailored to meet your needs.
Our Board-To-Bedside Assessment method is based on the peer-to-peer model that the nuclear energy industry has used for decades to achieve high performance in the face of complexity and constant risk. Over several days, a team of Johns Hopkins experts performs an on-site assessment of patient safety, quality and patient experience.
We meet with leaders, quality improvement staff members, front-line clinicians and others to assess your organizational environments and priorities, and identify potential areas of improvement.
Becoming an ultra-safe, high-performing organization doesn’t occur by accident. It results from deliberate leadership decisions and behaviors that turn your mission statement into a living, breathing reality for all employees. The Armstrong Institute works with organizations to fix their focus on the pursuit of zero harm.
We can help your organization to:
- Treat patient safety, quality and patient experience with the same rigor and discipline as it treats financial performance
- Ensure that everyone across your organization knows the goals, understands how their work contributes to meeting them and receives performance feedback
- Provide employees with the knowledge, skills, time and resources to achieve their goals
- Give teams both accountability for results and support to do better
On-site and remote consulting services to:
Identify and eliminate waste in health care delivery, including reduced patient wait times, faster processing of medications, decreased risk of medication errors ,less inventory and more patient-focused processes.
Discover powerful methods for optimizing flow and reducing waste while eliminating defects. Apply concepts and tools to healthcare-specific scenarios.
We can help you develop a cadre of employees, from the front lines to top patient safety and quality improvement leaders, who have the skills, concepts and knowledge to help meet your objectives through our in-person and online learning experiences. Following the Armstrong Institute’s three-tier learning model, we can help prepare your employees to succeed in their roles improving care.
Our offerings are constantly evolving. Current programs include but are not limited to:
- Patient Safety Certificate Program
- Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) Workshop
- TeamSTEPPS® Master Training Program
- Lean Sigma Green Belt Certificate
- Lean for Healthcare
- Human Factors workshop
- Design Thinking Workshop
- Science of Safety
- Friday Night at the ER®
Participants in our leadership development program receive key concepts and skills needed to drive change in their organizations, while working closely with Johns Hopkins mentors to complete original projects in patient safety, quality improvement or patient experience. Participants learn to evaluate their projects’ impact on clinical practice and get assistance in publishing the results. Fellowships can be delivered remotely, in person, or through a combination of both over 10 to 12 months.
Get an up-close look at the operations throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine that are aimed toward eliminating preventable harm through our Observership Program. Typically held over several days and tailored to your organization’s interests, these experiences allow small groups to shadow safety and quality teams, visit clinical areas, and interview key personnel.
Too often, frontline staff see the safety hazards in their care area but don’t know how to mitigate them. We can help you to empower those caregivers by launching and sustaining Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) teams. CUSP provides training, an improvement toolkit and executive support that helps units and clinics to take on local safety issues. Since its creation at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, CUSP has become a cornerstone of national and international patient safety improvement projects.
- Safety culture survey administration, analysis and debriefing
- Adverse-event reporting, analysis and action
- Clinical and departmental dashboards
- Performance on publicly reported safety and quality measures
- Infection prevention training