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NPC-QIC participating members may click the following links to access their automated reports, the internal SharePoint site, or REDCap for data reporting purposes. 

Transparency in a Pediatric Quality Improvement Collaborative: A Passionate Journey by NPC-QIC Clinicians and Parents
  • 2015
  • Clinical
  • Improvement Science

Transparency in a Pediatric Quality Improvement Collaborative: A Passionate Journey by NPC-QIC Clinicians and Parents Stacey L. Lihn, BA, John D. Kugler, MD, Laura E. Peterson, BSN, SM, Carole M. Lannon, MD, Diane Pickles, BA, and Robert H. Beekman III, MD

Transparency—sharing data or information about outcomes, processes, protocols, and practices—may be the most powerful driver of health care improvement. In this special article, the development and growth of transparency within the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative is described. The National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative transparency journey is guided by equal numbers of clinicians and parents of children with congenital heart disease working together in a Transparency Work Group. Activities are organized around...
PDSA
  • Improvement Science

PDSA Worksheet | PDSA cycles are a systematic approach for testing ideas and measuring change and serve as a foundation for the improvement process. NPC-QIC teams use this PDSA Worksheet to clearly identify the small test of change and plan for its successful execution.

This video can help your team learn more about the PDSA cycle.

PDSA Ramp Sheet | Completing a "ramp" or series of PDSA...

Growth Bundle
  • Clinical

Growth 'Bundle' | These nutritional processes are common to NPC-QIC centers with a positive infant weight gain during the interstage period:

  • Using a standard post-Norwood feeding evaluation.
  • Use of home scales for interstage weight monitoring.
  • Specific weight gain/loss "red flags" to identify patients with growth failure in the interstage period.
  • Regular phone contact with families during the interstage period regarding nutrition and growth.
  • ...
Model for Improvement
  • Improvement Science

NPC-QIC uses the Model for Improvement as the framework to guide our improvement work. The model, including testing changes on a small scale using Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles, is meant to accelerate our collaborative improvement efforts.