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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).  Due to the pandemic, all sessions during the 2020-2021 Academic Year are conducted via Zoom (until further notice).

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 likely through 2021.  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 (Revised 04-29-2021)

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 (Noon - 1 PM ET) via Zoom
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
Disclosure of Unanticipated Events
Erlanger Disclosure Guidelines (Policy 8316.1184)
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (Noon - 1 PM ET) via Zoom
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
Erlanger Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Presentation
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (Noon - 1 PM ET) via Zoom
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) via Zoom
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)
Lean and PDSA Cycles Presentation
Pickering QIPS 2020 Presentation
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 (Noon - 1 PM ET) via Zoom
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) via Zoom

Well-Being Topic: "Sleep, Alertness, and Fatigue Education in Residency (SAFER)"
Speaker: Jigme Sethi, MD, Faculty, Internal Medicine Residency (Pulmonary Critical Care)
SAFER Presentation Slides
SAFER 2-page handout

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

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
Event Reporting, eSafe, and RCA Presentation

Tuesday, February 9, 2021:  Special Time:  7 - 8 AM ET, via Zoom

Well-Being Topic:  "The Physician in Distress"
Dr. Julie Adams (University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga) Orthopaedic Hand Surgery
Dr. Felicity Fishman (Loyola) Orthopedic Pediatric Hand Surgery  
Dr. O. Alton Barron (University of Texas Austin) Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Dr. Donald Lee (Vanderbilt) Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Dr. Scott Lifchez (Johns Hopkins) Plastic Surgery Hand Surgery


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

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)
IPASS Presentation Slides

Tuesday, April 13, 2021:  Special Time, 7 - 8 AM ET
via Zoom

Well-Being and Diversity Topic:  "Diversity in GME announcement."
Speaker:  William McDade, MD, PhD, Chief Officer for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Diversity in GME Presentation Slides

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Cancelled

This session has been cancelled since Friday, May 14, 2021 will be our Annual Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (QIPS) Day Presentations.

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

Well-Being Topic:  Unconscious Bias 
Speaker To Be Announced

Last Published: Apr 30, 2021