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As an academic medical institution, UNC is fortunate to have many clinicians who not only engage in quality improvement initiatives, but who publish their findings for others to learn from and share. IHQI stays abreast of recent QI publications from UNC authors who are focused on improving clinical care and improvement outcomes.

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Aligning Medical Student Curriculum with Practice Quality Goals: Impacts on Quality Metrics and Practice Capacity for Students. Shaheen, Amy; W.Fedoriw, Kelly; Bossenbroek Khachaturyan; Susanna Steiner; Beat Golding; Julie Byerley; Julie S.Beck; Dallaghan, Gary L.; American Journal of Medicine, Dec2019; 132(12): 1478-1483. 6p. ISSN: 0002-9343 PMID: NLM31493372

The Golden Hour: a quality improvement initiative for extremely premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. Croop, Sarah E.W.; Thoyre, Suzanne M.; Aliaga, Sofia; McCaffrey, Martin J.; Peter-Wohl, Sigal; Journal of Perinatology, Mar2020; 40(3): 530-539. 10p. ISSN: 0743-8346

Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Receipt of Timely Surveillance Endoscopy After Variceal Bleeding. Moon, Andrew M.; Kim, Hannah P.; Barritt, A. Sidney; Darling, Jama; Arora, Shifali. American Journal Of Gastroenterology. 114. S593-S594. 10.14309/01.ajg.0000593696.15754.0c.

Improving the Accuracy of Newborn Weight Classification. Pickerel, Kathy Kay Waldrop, Julee Freeman, Emily Haushalter, Jamie D'Auria, Jennifer; Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Jan2020; 50 54-58. 5p. ISSN: 0882-5963

Assessing and Reducing Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography Radiotracer Infiltrations: Lessons in Quality Improvement and Sustainability. Kiser JW, Benefield T, Lattanze RK, Ryan KA, Crowley J. Journal of Clinical Oncology: Oncology Practice. 2020 Feb 11:JOP1900302. doi: 10.1200/JOP.19.00302.

An Atrial Fibrillation Transitions of Care Clinic Improves Atrial Fibrillation Quality Metrics. Abadie BQ, Hansen B, Walker J, Deyo Z, Biese K, Armbruster T, Sears SF, Tuttle H, Sadaf MI, Gehi AK. JACC Clinical Electrophysiology. 2020 Jan;6(1):45-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2019.09.001

Multimodal Analgesia Protocol after Head and Neck Surgery: Effect on Opioid Use and Pain Control. Du E, Farzal Z, Stephenson E, Tanner A, Adams K, Farquhar D, Weissler M, Patel S, Blumberg J, Jowza M, Hackman T, Zanation A. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery. 2019 Sep;161(3):424-430. doi: 10.1177/0194599819841885.

Quality Improvement Initiatives to Assess and Improve PET/CT Injection Infiltration Rates at Multiple Centers. Wong, Terence Z.; Benefield, Thad; Masters, Shane; Kiser, Jackson W.; Crowley, James; et al. Journal Of Nuclear Medicine Technology. 2019 Dec; 47(4): 326-331. doi: 10.2967/jnmt.119.228098

An Ambulatory Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in Children. Walters, Elizabeth M.; D'Auria, Jennifer; Jackson, Cheryl; Walsh-Kelly, Christine; Park, Daniel; et al. Joint Commission Journal On Quality And Patient Safety. 2019 Dec; 45(12): 829-837. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2019.08.004.

The safety and efficacy of using negative pressure incisional wound VACs in pediatric and neonatal patients. Phillips MR, English SL, Reichard K, Vinocur C, Berman L. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2019 Dec 2. pii: S0022-3468(19)30746-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.10.011. PMID: 31835440