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Using a Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Quality Improvement Model to Implement Clinical Practice Change in Audiology

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1.  What is an advantage of using the P-D-S-A method for improvement to clinical practice?
  1. P-D-S-A can be used with a large group of participants.
  2. P-D-S-A allows for rapid/frequent review of the data and adjustments can be made as needed.
  3. P-D-S-A can provide the same information as you would obtain with a traditional scientific method approach.
  4. P-D-S-A allows for a randomized, controlled approach to gathering data.
2.  PDSA describes the following four Quality Improvement components:
  1. Plan, Develop, Study, Act
  2. Participate, Do, Simplify, Act
  3. Plan, Do, Study, Act
  4. Plan, Do, Study, Acquire
3.  Having a clear aim statement is important because:
  1. Aim statements provide a clear goal for the QI project.
  2. Aim statements help to remove obstacles from the QI process.
  3. Aim statements specify the costs and team members who will be involved with the work.
  4. Aim statements prevent the team from making changes to the project along the way.
4.  What does it mean when we say an aim is measurable?
  1. The team sets a timeframe in which to complete the aim.
  2. The team has the ability to complete the aim.
  3. The team can collect data about the aim.
  4. The team chooses a specific aim that is applicable to the entire team.
5.  A fishbone diagram is helpful in a quality improvement project because it:
  1. Traces the progress a project makes over time.
  2. Helps to limit the number of categories you address in the project.
  3. Allows you to focus on all parts of the problem equally.
  4. Helps identify root causes of problem.

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