Continuous Quality Improvement Toolkit: A Resource for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Awardees, Module 5: Understanding the PDSA Process and Measurement

August 26, 2018
Topics:
Child Care, Home Visiting
Projects:
Design Options for Home Visiting 2, 2016 - 2021 | Learn more about this project
Types:
Reports
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  • Published 2018

Introduction

This is the fifth of nine modules in the Continuous Quality Improvement Toolkit: A Resource for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Awardees (CQI Toolkit). The toolkit supports MIECHV awardees and others in working with local agencies to build capacity in CQI. Modules may be delivered individually by CQI staff or as part of a multiday training activity.

Module 5 helps participants—

  • Describe the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle and explain its use
  • Understand three types of measures for PDSA cycles
  • Understand how to conduct rapid improvement cycles

As with all modules in the CQI Toolkit, Module 5 contains a facilitation guide, PowerPoint slides with facilitation notes, and handouts and activities for participants. For example, Module 5 includes a coin spinning game to help participants understand run charts and a worksheet on PDSA ramps. Use the box to the right to access the module components.

Citation

Poes, M., Clark, M., Leis, J., Miller, K.M., and Till, L. (2017). Continuous Quality Improvement Toolkit: A Resource for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Awardees, Module 5: Understanding the PDSA Process and Measurement. Arlington, VA: James Bell Associates.

Last Reviewed: November 7, 2018