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M A Y 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 7 Q uality improvement is a great idea, but it requires data, and you're flying blind if the data are based solely on incident reports. We created a simple form that identifies the raw events that should be at the core of your quality improvement efforts. We place the "Quality Tracker" forms throughout our facility, so staff members can grab one on the go to write down relatively minor issues that arise throughout the day. They can note missteps or small annoyances that throw a wrench into a smoothly functioning work- place. Require that staff members sign their names on the forms. (If you see a major issue that needs immediate attention, have the staff member who submitted the form fill out a formal incident report.) Dan Simonson, CRNA, MHPA Spokane Eye Surgery Center Keep Track of Even Minor Issues • DULY NOTED Easily accessible forms let staff jot down the little oversights they notice. Spokane, Wash. dsimonson@mac.com

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