Quality Improvement (QI) in the field of healthcare uses methods that support positive change and improvement in both the quality of medical care offered and the working environment experienced by GPs, nurses, and other team members in LTC homes. If you’re looking for tools to help with a QI project, or simply want to learn more about QI methods, explore the links and resources below.

BC Patient Safety & Quality Counsel - LTC

Efforts to improve the quality and safety of individuals living in LTC in BC are needed now more than ever. Through the LTC+: Acting on Pandemic Learning Together Program, the BCPSQC is supporting improvements in care for people living and working in LTC and assisted living homes. Visit website

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School

​​​​​​​The IHI Open School offers more than 30 online courses on quality improvement in health care. Through​ narrative, video, and interactive discussion, the courses create a dynamic learning environment to inspire students and health professionals of all levels.​​ Visit website

​​​​​​​With more than 150 titles, the Open School Video Library offers quick instruction on a wide range of health care improvement topics. Every video comes with discussion questions, learning objectives, and a facilitator guide so you can deepen your learning in a group setting.​​​ Visit website

​​​IHI's Patient Safety Essentials Toolkit is a helpful companion for you and your organization on the journey to delivering safe, reliable care every time, for every patient.​​​ Visit website

IHI’s QI Essentials Toolkit includes the tools and templates you need to launch a successful quality improvement project, including cause and effect diagrams, run charts, PDSA worksheets, and more!​​​ Visit website

This guide is an introductory resource to support health care practitioners in their QI processes and initiatives. It reviews QI in the field of health care, provides project cases, outlines the model of improvement, and covers QI methods and tools. Download PDF


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