Quality Improvement Training Workshops

The ANZNN is pleased to be co-hosting a series of one-day Quality Improvement Training Workshops, facilitated by Dr Khalid Aziz from the Canadian Neonatal Network. These will immediately follow CPI2019 in Sydney, starting with a Facilitator Training Workshop, followed by a roadshow of Training Workshops around Australia and New Zealand. Those attending the first Facilitator Training Workshop will be expected to help facilitate workshops to be held in their city during the roadshow.

The Evidence-based Practice for Improving Quality (EPIQ) Training Workshop is one of five elements that the Canadian Neonatal Network (CNN) attributes to improved outcomes in Canada. The workshop promotes development of a common language and well-established processes that support Quality Improvement initiatives and projects. The workshop content is consistent with SQUIRE 2.0, the international guidelines for publication of Quality Improvement research, and has been used for post-graduate medical education trainees in Canada to achieve literacy, develop competency, and participate in projects.

Facilitating this program, the ANZNN is pleased to present Dr Khalid Aziz Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta, Neonatologist in the Edmonton Neonatal Program, and member of Evidence-based Practice for Improving Quality (EPIQ) in Canada. Dr Aziz has presented and adapted the 10-step quality improvement framework for healthcare organisations around the world, and will be presenting this highly-regarded framework for the first time in Australia and New Zealand, hosted by the ANZNN.

In the one-day (5 - 6 hours) workshops, participants in groups of 6 to 8 per table will learn evidence-based practices and skills to enhance the delivery of safe, effective, consistent and timely, patient-centred care, while using resources efficiently.

Who should attend? All medical, nursing and allied health staff planning to establish Quality Improvement initiatives and projects at their units. Those attending the first Facilitator Training Workshop will be expected to help in facilitating the roadshow workshops to be held at your city. A nominal registration fee will apply for the roadshow workshops to cover catering and local expenses.

Facilitator Training Workshop

The first Facilitator Training Workshop of 8 hours is targeted at persons who would develop the facilitating skills to conduct future training workshops for their units, regions and state. We will approach each NICU director for nominations. We wish to receive at least 3 to 4 nominations from each state to be trained as co-facilitators. Training material and registration will be free of charge.

After the training, they will co-facilitate with Dr Aziz during his roadshow workshops at Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland to gain hands-on facilitator experience. It is envisaged that they would be motivated to take up future roles as facilitators to initiate QI projects at their units as well as conducting training workshops for their region.

Location Date
SYDNEY (Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, Manly) 11 Sep 2019 ***FULL***

Training Workshop

This interactive one-day course will explore quality improvement how to get started, as well as tools to implement and improve as a team, through Dr Aziz's evidence-based 10-step approach.

The 10-step EPIQ approach:

  • Identify the problem
  • Select your team
  • Brainstorm causes
  • Choose a priority
  • Map the process
  • Identify the indicators
  • Plan the change
  • Engage partners
  • Implement change
  • Share results

The course will include small group activities and case studies, as well as networking opportunities.

Location Date
SYDNEY (The Bright Alliance Building, Randwick Hospital Campus) 12 Sep 2019
SYDNEY (Education & Conference Centre, Westmead Hospital) 13 Sep 2019
MELBOURNE (Monash Children's Hospital) 16 Sep 2019
MELBOURNE (MCRI, Royal Children's Hospital) 17 Sep 2019
ADELAIDE (SAHMRI) 19 Sep 2019 ***FULL***
ADELAIDE (SAHMRI) 20 Sep 2019 ***FULL***
PERTH (Perth Children's Hospital) 23 Sep 2019 ***FULL***
CHRISTCHURCH (Manawa building, Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct) 01 Oct 2019
AUCKLAND (hospital site to be confirmed) 04 Oct 2019