M6: Why Lecture on PDSAs When You Can Experience Them?

Wednesday, 2nd May

People can tell us what PDSA stands for (Plan, Do, Study, Act), but can they run several PDSAs in a day? “This session will provide a variety of practical (and fun) games and exercises that explain the theory behind the PDSA cycle and reveal that we do PDSAs every day. Participants will be given instructions and guidance on how to facilitate all the games and exercises and apply them within their own organizations.

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the application of the PDSA cycle to daily work

  • Experience rapid-cycle PDSA testing through simulation and games

  • Determine which PDSA games will work best within their organizations

Robert Lloyd, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; USA
David M. Williams, PhD Executive Director & Improvement Advisor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI); USA