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., Jennifer Garcia, Jasmina Demirovic, Melinda Montoya, Niraj Ganjawala, Michael Palestine, Abhishek Tomar, and William Bowen

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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, Kelsey Fath, Lanier Lopez, Anjali Subbaswamy, Alfonso Belmonte, Rebecca Craig, Adam Cross, Anna Duran, Maria Heubeck, Stephen Lunderman, and Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez

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Colon Cancer Screening: Flu-FOBT, Kavitha Kirubanandan, Michael McKinney, William Bowen, Luis Rigales, and Theresa Gonzales

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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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Development of a Tool to Qualitatively Access Impact of Customized Patient Education Materials on Patient Satisfaction During Labor and Delivery Experience, Austin Graham, Kylee Greider, Timothy Petersen, and Katherine M. Seligman

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Diagnostic Stewardship Interventions For Clostridioides Diffcile Infection, Luke 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, Dennis 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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Fun with control charts: Monitoring neoplastic mutation frequencies over time, Laura Toth, Teah Ruetschilling, and Devon Chabot-Richards

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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 Fractures: Early Results of a Multidisciplinary Approach, Edward Lu, 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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Impact of a Bundle to Prevent Hysterectomy Surgical Site Infections, Yalda Barlas, Sydney Cooper, Marisa Griego, Sarina Pollat, Amber Lalla, Madeline Palmer, Mingma Sherpa, Niharika Ravichandran, Meghan Brett, and Cara Ninivaggio

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Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Pathway for Benign Gynecologic Surgery, Brenna McGuire, Tasha Serna Gallegos, and Kate Meriwether

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Implementation of a Shift Hand-off Tool on the VA Psychiatric Ward, Hugo Gomez Rueda, Wayles E. Haynes, Ali Nakip, Samira Khalil, and Dana Pinochotti

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Improving Recognition of Malnutrition at UNMH, Jens Langsjoen, Anthony Worsham, Alyse Raboff, and Samantha Paltrow-Krulwich

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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, Meagen Twyeffort, Ann Morrison, Vanessa Jacobsohn, Krystal Chan, and Susarsri Prapasiri

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Increasing patient satisfaction with hospital meals through cost-effective interventions, Venus Barlas, Diane Sun, Alexandra Mang, Tomas Escalona, Matt Whicker, and Jens Langsjoen

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Longitudinal Assessments Using Validated Instruments In Myasthenia Gravis Outpatients Receiving Long-Term Therapeutic Plasma Exchange, Dennis Sosnovske, Chelsea Reyes, Margaret Prizzi, Kendall Crookston, Joseph Griggs, Lizabeth Rosenbaum, Jane Huang, Sarah Mertens, Cynthia Ornelas, Michon Santos, and Jay S. Raval

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

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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, Phase 3, 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, Jera Davis, Dung Mac, Alexis Leyba, Alicia Meador, Cees Whisonant, Joanne Clinton, Loren Kelly, and Charles Pizanis

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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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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, Kar-Wei Leung, John R. Rask, Frank Jaime, and Tim Petersen

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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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Use of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol for Immediate Sub-Muscular Breast Reconstruction after Outpatient Mastectomy is Safe and Significantly Reduces Costs, Ryan Kunkel, Audrey Rich, Venus Barlas, and Stephanie Fine

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Waste anesthetic gases cost UNMH money and contribute to our institutional carbon footprint, Joe J. Freeman and Karyn M. Nunez

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Watching Hands in the Cookie Jar: A Project for Improving Medication Charge Capture in the Operating Room, Casey Luce, Connie Huynh, Tim Petersen, Jack Srouji, and Christ Arndt

Submissions from 2019

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