Engaging People in Improving Quality (EPIQ) is designed to help bring people along on the journey to quality improvement and guide improvement efforts within the context of health care. Designed as a teaching resource for those who want to spread knowledge of quality improvement in health care, EPIQ is intended to make teaching others easier to do by providing teaching materials, including slides, speaking notes, and activities.
EPIQ contains a series of modules focused on increasing understanding of and engagement with quality improvement in health care. The objectives of the EPIQ module series are to:
- Provide a set of instructional tools and resources to facilitate learning about quality improvement;
- Support the understanding of basic quality improvement principles and methods, as well as the multiple dimensions of quality in health care; and
- Increase capacity and capability for patient safety and quality improvement in BC’s health care system.
There are four modules within the EPIQ teaching toolkit, each with a different focus for learning. Each module contains foundational information for learning about quality improvement, as well as a variety of activities, discussion topics, and additional resources to support its content.
Download the Full EPIQ Teaching Toolkit
EPIQ is designed to be easy to use and customizable. The modules can be delivered either as individual sessions or continuously as a workshop, allowing you to tailor the materials to suit your audience by removing or adding content and activities. The target audience for these modules includes anyone who works in health care that is interested…
Individual EPIQ Modules
This module explores what quality improvement means and why quality and safety are important in health care. It also highlights the importance of culture and engaging others to achieve success in your quality improvement efforts. Learning Objectives: By the end of this module, participants will be able to:
This module describes the improvement process using the Model for Improvement. It also covers what is needed to get going with an improvement project, including initiating a project charter. Learning Objectives By the end of this module, participants will be able to:
This module discusses tools and methods that may be used to generate ideas for changes that meet specific aims. It also focuses on why it is important to test changes before moving directly to the implementation phase. Learning Objectives By the end of this module, participants will be able to:
This module focuses on using data and measurement approaches in improvement. It emphasizes the importance of collecting data over time and covers how to choose measures for a project and develop a plan to collect data. Learning Objectives By the end of this module, participants will be able to:
EPIQ also includes evaluation forms to collect feedback from your learners. This feedback can help you reflect on your sessions and think about ways to continually improve your teaching. You can download the participant evaluation form on the right.
An agenda template you can use to plan your session.
An index of all of the learning objectives, content and activities.