Fanshawe to host first Open School chapter event

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The first interprofessional Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School meeting will be taking place on Monday April 15, 2019 at Fanshawe College.

Fanshawe’s first interprofessional Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School meeting will be taking place on Monday April 15, 2019 at the College’s main campus.

“The purpose of these meetings is to have open discussion on different topics in patient safety and quality improvement within the healthcare field,” Samantha Robb, co-ordinator of the event, said. “We are inviting all programs to join in on our discussion to bring their own ideas and suggestions to discuss ways to improve our patient care,” she added.

The topic of the event on April 15 will be infectious diseases, however other future topics may include quality assurance, leadership in the field, and patient safety and advocacy.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is a non-profit, global organization whose mission is to improve health and healthcare worldwide. IHI uses improvement science to enhance outcomes in health, and build innovative and sustainable healthcare systems. Awareness is a large part of the organization’s mandate.

The IHI Open School is an educational community of more than 500,000 learners from universities, organizations, and health systems across the world. The learning environment is provided through online courses, experiential learning, and chapters at educational institutions (colleges, universities) and healthcare organizations. The program aims to build core skills in healthcare improvement, employee and patient safety, and leadership.

Traditionally, the meetings were held for paramedic program students, who run the IHI Open School at Fanshawe College’s chapter.

From this point forward, Fanshawe chapter events will be directed to all allied healthcare profession programs at Fanshawe, however many others are welcome.

“This is open to all faculty, students, friends, family interested,” Robb said.

The Open School meeting will have guest speakers, interactive activities, games, snacks, beverages, and more. The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in room A1014 at Fanshawe London Campus.

Free tickets are available by registering through the event’s Eventbrite page at eventbrite.ca.

If you are interested in getting involved and assisting in organizing future IHI Open School events at Fanshawe, Contact Samantha Robb at samantha.robb08@nullgmail.com.