Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:09 PM

Residents' projects highlighted at first Quality Improvement and Innovation Symposium

On May 26, the first Community Regional Medical Center-UCSF Fresno Quality Improvement and Innovation Symposium will showcase 16 nominated quality improvement and innovation projects from different departments at UCSF Fresno. At the symposium, the top 3 teams will receive trophies and prize awards:

  • 1st Prize = $2000
  • 2nd Prize = $1000
  • 3rd Prize = $500

The panel of judges completed phase 1 of the scoring process. The second phase will be completed the day of the event. The judges are:

Dr Michael Peterson – Associate Dean UCSF
Dr Paul Mills – Assistant Dean of Research UCSF Fresno
Dr Dominic Dizon – Medical Director of Ambulatory Care, Quality and Informatics CMC/UCSF Fresno
Dr Mark Kestner – Chief Medical Innovation Officer CRMC
David Clark – Chief Operating Officer CRMC
Heather Rodriguez – Chief Nursing Officer FHSH
It looks like we are going to have a close and exciting contest, with many laudable projects. Phase 2 of the judging will take place next Thursday, May 26, from 4 to 6 p.m., in rooms 136 and 137 of the UCSF Fresno Center.
Judging criteria includes:
a) Impact factor of results
b) Presentation of Study using Poster Format
c) Reproducibility of results
d) Potential Application of results to Bigger Picture
The presentations of cash awards and trophies will take place on May 26 at the event.
The public is invited to celebrate the collaborative spirit, done in scholarly work, all in the name of quality improvement, patient safety, and innovation.

The 16 projects and teams, listed in no particular order are:

1. Leadership Development in Surgery Residents (Surgery)
Tejal Pandya MD, Amy Kwok MD, and Rachel Dirks PhD

2. Video Review of Medical Resuscitations (Emergency Medicine)                                   
Crystal Ives Tallman MD, Danielle Campagne MD, and Stuart Maxwell MD

3. Dash Diet & Exercise Counseling to Help Manage Hypertension (Family & Community Medicine)
Ashlynn Gordon DO,  Indo Feudale MD, Mohsin Jawed MD, Navi Kaur, MD, and Roger Mortimer, MD

4. Resident Initiated Feedback Sessions to Improve the Quality and Quantity of Formative Feedback (Internal Medicine)
Jarae Ng DO, Christine McElyea DO, Ashenafi Legesse MD, and Ivy Darden, MD    

5. Telephone Reinforcement Intervention to Improve Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Compliance in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients (Sleep Fellowship)
Mhd-lyad Saadi MD, Lindsay Kerr, Lynn Keenan MD and Paul Mills PhD

6. The Effects of a Formal Breastfeeding Curriculum on Resident Education, Clinical Practice, and Breastfeeding Numbers in a Single Residency Program in Central California (OB-GYN)
Courtney Amerin DO, Amy Evans MD, Ednann Naz MD and Christopher Downer MD

7. Payer Mix of Patients Transferred to a Level I Trauma Center; A Mutidisciplinary Comparison (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Cody Pehrson MD, and Eric Lindvall DO

8. Social Media - An Effective Method for Attracting the Modern Residency Applicant (Pediatrics)
Clarisse Casilang MD, and Soniya Mehra MD

9. Daytime Versus Nighttime Cholecystectomy: A Comparison of Outcomes (Surgery)
Sammy Siada DO, Shaina Schaetzel MD, Huy Hoang MD, Fatima Wilder MD and    James W. Davis MD

10. Standardized EKG Teaching in a Pediatric Residency (Pediatrics)
Rachel Manalo DO and Paul Francis MD

11. Patient Education and Satisfaction in Arthroplasty Patients (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Edward Walker Gallego MD, Lisa Husak MPH, Arbi Nazarian MD, Dan Brown MD, Gustavo Garcia MD, and Deniz Baysal, MD

12. Effectiveness of Providing Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Contraceptives in Preventing Unintended Pregnancies (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Mai Tran MD MPH, and Mallory Kremer MD

13. The Effect of High Visibility Infection Control Signs on Contact Precaution Compliance (Internal Medicine)
Nitin Thinda MD, Srilatha Venepally MD, Shilpi Gupta MD, Paul Goebel MD, and Jian Huang MD

14. Educating Hypertensive Patients About Dash Diet (Family & Community Medicine)
Jose Buenrostro MD, Satjit Sanghera MD, Mario Gutierrez MD , Michelle Lin MD, and Juan Carlos Ruvalcaba MD

15. Heart Pathway Project: Low-Risk Chest pain in the ED (Emergency Medicine)
Nicole Wojtal MD,  Jeffrey Uller MD, Jennifer Tryteen PharmD, Ednann Naz MD, Elisa Brown, RN MSN-CNS, and Tom Utecht MD

16. Ground Level Falls in the Elderly: Always A Traumatic Event? (Surgery)
Emaad Farooqui MD and Nancy Parks MD

Dr. Dominic Dizon
Medical Director of Ambulatory Care, Quality and Informatics