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A Multicentered Academic Medical Center Experience of a Simulated Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for Hematology/Oncology Fellows

A Multicentered Academic Medical Center Experience of a Simulated Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for... Quality improvement and patient safety education is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) common program requirement for hematology/oncology fellowships. Interprofessional clinical patient safety activities, such as root cause analyses (RCA), can be challenging to incorporate into busy schedules. We report on a multicentered experience utilizing a simulated RCA educational module in an attempt to provide fellows with the tools needed to participate in a live RCA and to increase awareness of the need to analyze patient safety events. The 2-h module included a didactic session explaining the basics of an RCA including common terminology, effective chart review, and personal interviews. The fellows assessed a patient safety event of a missed coagulopathy and created an event flow map and fishbone analysis. They then formed root cause/contributing factor statements and proposed a solution. Twenty-three fellows from two institutions completed the experience. There was a significant difference in fellow reported comfort with participating in a live RCA (p = 0.03), and in utilizing the tools of an RCA following the mock RCA experience (p = 0.005). About 70% of respondents felt that as a result of the mock RCA, they were more likely to report a near miss or adverse event and were more likely to be thorough in their documentation. Mock RCAs are a feasible method of incorporating ACGME-required patient safety activities into hematology/oncology fellow education and are effective in increasing their comfort and understanding of important quality improvement skills. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Cancer Education Springer Journals

A Multicentered Academic Medical Center Experience of a Simulated Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for Hematology/Oncology Fellows

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © American Association for Cancer Education 2020
ISSN
0885-8195
eISSN
1543-0154
DOI
10.1007/s13187-020-01899-8
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Abstract

Quality improvement and patient safety education is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) common program requirement for hematology/oncology fellowships. Interprofessional clinical patient safety activities, such as root cause analyses (RCA), can be challenging to incorporate into busy schedules. We report on a multicentered experience utilizing a simulated RCA educational module in an attempt to provide fellows with the tools needed to participate in a live RCA and to increase awareness of the need to analyze patient safety events. The 2-h module included a didactic session explaining the basics of an RCA including common terminology, effective chart review, and personal interviews. The fellows assessed a patient safety event of a missed coagulopathy and created an event flow map and fishbone analysis. They then formed root cause/contributing factor statements and proposed a solution. Twenty-three fellows from two institutions completed the experience. There was a significant difference in fellow reported comfort with participating in a live RCA (p = 0.03), and in utilizing the tools of an RCA following the mock RCA experience (p = 0.005). About 70% of respondents felt that as a result of the mock RCA, they were more likely to report a near miss or adverse event and were more likely to be thorough in their documentation. Mock RCAs are a feasible method of incorporating ACGME-required patient safety activities into hematology/oncology fellow education and are effective in increasing their comfort and understanding of important quality improvement skills.

Journal

Journal of Cancer EducationSpringer Journals

Published: Aug 1, 2022

Keywords: Graduate medical education; Root cause analysis; Simulation; Quality improvement

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