Overview and Target Audience:

During this interactive session attendees will begin with an overview of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) requirements for annual quality improvement (QI) and how to leverage and interpret data available via the MBSAQIP Data Registry to choose meaningful initiatives. Attendees will learn from surgeon experts about QI methodologies, interventions, prioritization, and culture. During the second half of this session attendees will break into small work groups led by expert QI facilitators to simulate each step of selecting and conducting a formal QI project, culminating in a brief presentation of project results and experiences. This course is essential for novice QI leaders in a metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) setting and is suggested for all members of the MBS team including, but not limited to MBS Directors.

Target Audience: MBSCRs, Quality Department leaders, MBS Coordinators, MBS Directors, MB Surgeons

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the differences between PDCA and DMAIC methodologies in constructing a QI project.
  2. Discuss important team dynamics & culture necessities to drive QI at the local level.
  3. Describe the essential components of the MBSAQIP standard for quality improvement & the necessary components to achieve & maintain MBSAQIP Accreditation.

8:00am Welcome
Teresa Fraker, MS RN
8:05am Overview of MBSAQIP Standard 7.2: Quality Improvement Process
8:20am Introduction to the Semiannual Report (SAR)
8:35am How to Identify the Problem & Propose the Intervention
Stacy Brethauer, MD FACS FASMBS
8:50am Choosing & Prioritizing a QI Project
9:05am Building Team Culture
9:20am Closing & Q&A
Teresa Fraker, MS RN
9:30am Break
10:00am Deep Dive & Overview of QI Tools
10:30am Reinforcement of Workgroup Instructions & Break into QI Work Groups
Stacy Brethauer, MD FACS FASMBS
11:30am QI Work Groups Report Out
11:50am Closing & Q&A
12:00pm Adjourn