How Can CLABSIs and Cucumbers Teach PDSA?
- Explain the four stages of a PDSA cycle.
- Discuss why predictions are critical to PDSA cycles.
- Identify an appropriate scope for a PDSA cycle.
- Give an example of a PDSA cycle within health care.
He also likes growing cucumbers.
In a new IHI Open School Video Short, Goldmann explains the science behind the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle, using central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and cucumbers as his subjects. Why are predictions so important? What’s the ideal size for an initial PDSA cycle? How does Goldmann get from surgical drapes to garden trellises? Watch the video below to find out.