Engaging residents and fellows with the hospital community and leadership sharing ideas to improve quality and patient safety at UNMH. The symposium will host content expert lectures, interactive multidisciplinary panels, as well as showcase the ongoing quality improvement and patient safety projects at UNMH,

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Submissions from 2020

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2020 Annual QIPS Symposium Agenda, Office for Continuous Professional Learning

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A model for improving and assessing outpatient antibiotic stewardship interventions for common upper respiratory tract infections and UTI, to improve appropriate outpatient antibiotic prescribing in order to improve patient safety, patient cost, and reduce antimicrobial resistance in accordance with the Joint Commission goal of reducing outpatient antibiotic prescriptions for 2020., Niraj Ganjawala, Jennifer Garcia, Melinda Montoya, Jasmina Demirovic, Abhishek Tomar, William Bowen, and Michael Palestine

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Can referrals to a pediatric Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) clinic be increased through provider education?, Arpita Sinha and Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez

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Co-development and execution of a group QI project to meet ACGME QIPS requirements in the Department of Pediatrics, Lanier Lopez, Anjali Subbaswamy, Alfonso Belmonte, Rebecca Craig, Adam Cross, Anna Duran, Maria Heubeck, Stephen Lunderman, and Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez

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Comparing Tdap in Pregnancy Rates Between UNM-Based Clinics: A Quality Improvement Project, Amber Lalla, Katarina Leyba, Taryn McCue, Sarah Friedburg, Jody Stonehocker, and Melissa Martinez

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CQI Project Utilizing Pre-transplant Frailty Assessment to Improve Transplant Outcomes, Rowan Al-Odat

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Decreasing Anesthetic Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Costs at UNMH, J J. Freeman and K M. Nunez

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Development of an assessment tool to qualitatively access impact of curated patient education materials on patient satisfaction of pain relief during labor and delivery, Austin Graham

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Diagnostic Stewardship Interventions For Clostridioides Diffcile Infection, L A. Yeager and M E. Lacy

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Dictation Templates for Surgical Learning and Improved Operative Reporting, K Lauren Barnes

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Emergency Department Provider Satisfaction with EMS Turnover Reports in Critical Trauma Patients, Paul Ratmeyer, Zachary Potts, and Joy Crook

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Establishing new positive ranges for anti-phospholipid antibody tests based on the local population, D Sosnovske, D G. Grenache, P Lowrey, D Rospopo, K Riley, R A. Marlar, and M A. Rollins-Raval

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Expanding HIV Screening in the UNMH Emergency Department, Zachary Pek, Tirajeh Saadatzadeh, Natalie Mariam Salas, Christopher G. Wilson, Charles Yaple, Carla Walraven, Preeyaporn Sarangarm, Cameron S. Crandall, Joy Crook, Dusadee Sarangarm, Amanda Stafford, Kimberly Page, and Martha L. Carvour

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Flu-FOBT, Kavitha Kirubanandan, Michael McKinney, and Theresa Gonzales

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Fun with control charts: Monitoring neoplastic mutation frequencies over time, Devon Chabot-Richards and Teah Ruetschilling

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Geriatric Hip Fracture Quality Initiative, K C. Helmig, C L. Shultz, S A. McArthur, R B. Blackstone, C Kurnik, M Wharton, and D H. Chafey

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Geriatric Hip Fracture Service: Comanagement of Orthopedics and Internal, Christopher Shultz and Sarah Burns

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Image Quality Improvement for Panorex Imaging in a Hospital Radiology Department, Miranda J. Mares and Andrew K. Griner

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Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Pathway for Benign Gynecologic Surgery, Tasha Serna Gallegos and Kate Meriwether

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Improving the Quality and Delivery of Substance Use Disorder Resource List, Tenzin Desel, Monica Goodman, Susie Pham, Andrew Sanchez, Madeline Starkweather, Jennifer Thompson, Eva Angeli, Leonard Noronha, Reed Otten, and Mary Lacy

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Increasing DEA-X Waiver Trained Providers through Quality Improvement, Heather Metcalf, Sam Paltrow-Krulwich, Claire Sava, Kate Stanfield, and Meagen Twyeffort

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Increasing patient satisfaction levels by improving the quality of food through cost effective interventions, Venus Barlas, Diane Sun, Alexandra Mang, Jens Langsjoen, Tomas Excalona, and Matt Whicker

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Longitudinal Assessments Using Validated Instruments In Myasthenia Gravis Outpatients Receiving Long-Term Therapeutic Plasma Exchange, D Sosnovske, C Reyes, M Prizzi, K Crookston, J Griggs, L Rosenbaum, J Huang, S Mertens, C Ornelas, M Santos, and J Raval

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Lost Revenue and Subsequent Documentation Improvement Strategy in the Department of Psychiatry, David Earl, Christopher Gaudiot, Mario Cruz, Joshua Corbin, Mauricio Tohen, Donna Sigl, Leslie Montgomery, Ali Nakip, Elizabeth Richardson, Kyle Foley, Shawn Hazlewood, and Julia Nguyen

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Malnutrition Audit for Process Improvement, Jens Langsjoen, Samantha Paltrow-Krulwich, Alyse Raboff, and Anthony Worsham

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Optimizing the educational value of surgical morbidity and mortality conference, Rebecca Lynn Williams-Karnesky, Jorge Wernly, Erika Ketteler, M Tim Nelson, Jasmeet S. Paul, and John C. Russell

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Overcoming Resistance in Learning: Bridging the Gap Between Educator and Learner, Alisa Illescas, Patrick Rendon, and Rebecca Williams

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Physical and Emotional Pain Assessment In Outpatients Receiving Therapeutic Aphresis, D Sosnovske, C Reyes, M Prizzi, K Crookston, J Griggs, L Rosenbaum, J Huang, S Mertens, C Ornelas, M Santos, and J Raval

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Process Improvement for Implementation of a Verified Substance Use Screening Tool for all Patients in a General Medicine Inpatient Unit, Charles Pizanis, Dung Mac, Jera Davis, Alexis Leyba, Alicia Meador, Cees Whisonant, and Joanne Clinton

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Project Discharge: Implementing an Effective, Patient-Centered Discharge Process in Obstetrical Triage in an Urban Academic Medical Center, Noelle Borders, Amy Stuart, Beth Brown, Trish Mondragon, Gillian Burkhardt, Nicole Yonke, and Gabrielle Rivera

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Recent Implementation of hand-off communication on a psychiatric ward using the embedded H.O.T. list tool of CPRS, Ali Nakip, Wayles E. Haynes, Hugo Gomez Rueda, and Dana Pinochotti

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Reducing Telemetry Alarm Fatigue, Karla B. Almaraz, Richard Snider, Theresa McCarty, Amber Rymarz-Freitas, Emily Salmon, and Gerald Charlton

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SAGE diagram documentation in burn patients in New Mexico: Room for quality improvement, Mattalynn Chavez, Barkat Ali, Ryan Keffer, Victor Andujo, Whitney Elks, Sydney Cooper, Gregory Borah, and Eugune Wu

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Stop testing the patience of our patients – Optimizing workflow at a Cancer Center Infusion Suite, Shenthol Sasankan, Zoneddy Dayao, Bernard Tawfik, Andrea Cox, Candy Okino, Sandra Peacock, Janet Abernathy, Branda Chaleunphonh, Ron Kittson, Nick Crozier, Richard Lauer, and Neda Hashemi

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The Implementation of The New UNM Operating Room Emergency Manual, K W. Leung, F Jaime, and J R. Rask

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The Use of Weekly Podcasts as a Medium to Supplement Academic Internal Medicine Residency Didactics, Umar Malik, Krystal Chan, Matt Gerling, and Jen Langsjoen

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Timely screening of toddlers for perinatal Hepatitis C transmission, Leah F. Nelson, Sherry Weitzen, and Sameul Baxley

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Truman Health Services Transitions in Care Clinic Quality Improvement Initiative, Quinn Jackson, Tracy M. Carlson, Lisette Infante, Lauretta England, Alan Saint, and Natalie Mariam Salas

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Ultrasensitive RNA in Situ Hybridization for Kappa and Lambda Light Chain mRNA in Marginal Zone Lymphoma Demonstrates Comparable Performance to Flow Cytometry, Michael M. Franklin, Chelsey Deel, and Mohammad A. Vasef

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University of New Mexico (UNM) Internal Medicine Triage Hospitalist Pilot, kristen Baca, Charles Pizanis, Grant Scott, and Christopher Barlett

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Watching Hands in the Cookie Jar: A Project for Improving Medication Charge Capture in the Operating Room, C Arndt, C Luce, C Huynh, T Petersen, and J Srouji

Submissions from 2019

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Measurement-Based Treatment to Target for Depression: Use of PHQ-9 in Primary Care, Poone Haghani Tehrani