Patient Safety & Quality Improvement (PSQI)

PSQI House Staff Council

Barnes Jewish Hospital is committed to working with house staff to incorporate patient safety and quality improvement both in practice and in education. As key managers of patient care, members of the house staff are privy to the clinical issues where solutions are needed most. The House Staff Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Council was formed to put residents and fellows at the forefront of these initiatives. Our mission is to educate and engage house staff in the decision-making processes to improve the delivery of care.

In support of our mission, the House Staff PSQI Council addresses patient safety and quality on several levels. First, the Council strives to foster a culture that promotes greater house staff participation by providing resources and opportunities for experiential learning. Second, the Council collaborates across multiple disciplines to develop and implement new systems of care. And third, the Council works with hospital administration to ensure that our efforts measurably impact patient care.

The Council is led by residents with faculty mentorship provided by the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education. Meetings are held on a monthly basis. We encourage anyone with an interest in patient safety and quality improvement to attend. Please feel free to email members of the steering committee to learn more and/or get involved in quality efforts.