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Institutional GME Healthcare Principles in Practice Series

Each year the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga sponsors an Institutional Core Curriculum called our Healthcare Principles in Practice Series (HPP).

The purpose of the HPP Series is to augment overall resident and fellow Graduate Medical Education in areas that are applicable to all disciplines and specialties.  These HPP sessions are usually held the 2nd Tuesday of each month between Noon and 1 PM and focus on general broad-based topics such as those relating to Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Well-Being, Professionalism, Sleep and Fatigue Mitigation, Prescribing, Substance-Abuse, etc.  All faculty, residents, fellows, and students are encouraged to attend HPP sessions; however, all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year residents and fellow required to attend or view the recording at a later time.  Due to the impact of the COVID-19 and to support efforts for minimizing large groups to maintain social distancing, our HPP series has moved to a Zoom format.  We have established a UT College of Medicine Chattanooga YouTube Channel in which all our HPP session recordings are housed.  Links are emailed to Coordinators as soon as the recordings are uploaded.

2020-2021 HPP Series Schedule

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 (Noon - 1 PM ET)
Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (QIPS) Topic: "Patient Safety, Medical Errors, and Erlanger Disclosure Guidelines"
Speakers: Heather Sveadas, JD, Erlanger Diretor of Risk Management, and Alan Kohrt, MD, Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (Noon - 1 PM ET)
Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (QIPS) Topic: "COVID-19 Education, PPE, and Ventilator Management"
Speakers: Charles Woods, MD, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, and Jay Sizemore, MD, Erlanger Infection Prevention Director, and Faculty, Department of Medicine
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (Noon - 1 PM ET)
Well-Being Topic: "Thriving and Surviving:  Mental Health and Well-Being, and Suicide Awareness Training"
Speakers: Tricia Henderson, LPC-MAHSP, Director, Center for Student Well-Being, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Southeast Regional Chair, Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, and
Rachel Gearinger, MPH, Southeast Regional Director, Tennessee Suicde Prevention Network
 Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (Noon - 1 PM ET)
Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (QIPS) Topic: "Lean and PDSA Cycles"
Speakers: Nicole Ford, Erlanger Senior Process Improvement Consultant; Jeffrey Bennett, MD,  Pediatrics Faculty; and John Pickering, MD, Surgery Resident (2nd Place Award for his presentation, QIPS Day 2020)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 (Noon - 1 PM ET)
Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (QIPS) Topic: "Patient Safety and High Reliability"
Speakers: Yuvraj Kalra, MD, and Marvin Hall, MD, both Pediatrics Faculty
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 (Noon - 1 PM ET)

Well-Being Topic: "Sleep, Alertness, and Fatigue Education in Residency (SAFER)"
Speaker: Jigme Sethi, MD, Faculty, Internal Medicine Residency (Pulmonary Critical Care)

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 (Noon - 1 PM ET)

Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (QIPS) Topic: "Event Reporting, eSafe, and RCA (Root Cause Analysis)"
Speakers: Jackie Bishop, RN, Director of Erlanger Medical Staff Quality Improvement; Paul O'Quinn, Erlanger Quality Improvement; and Alan Kohrt, MD, Assistant Dean for Faculty Development

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 (Noon - 1 PM ET)

Well-Being Topic/Resident Town Hall
Specific Topic and Speakers To Be Announced

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 (Noon - 1 PM ET)

Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (QIPS) Topic: "Communication, IPASS, and Medical Errors"
Speaker: L. Curtis Cary, MD, Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency (Faculty for both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics)

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 (Noon - 1 PM ET)

Well-Being Topic/Resident Town Hall 
Specific Topic and Speakers To Be Announced

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 (Noon - 1 PM ET)

This session has been cancelled since Friday, May 14, 2020 will be our Annual Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (QIPS) Day Presentations.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 (Noon - 1 PM ET)

Well-Being Topic/Resident Town Hall 
Specific Topic and Speakers To Be Announced

Last Published: Sep 22, 2020