Additional Quality Improvement Resources

Past Events

ASA Quality and Patient Safety Meeting

The ASA Quality and Patient Safety Meeting took place on July 17, 2021 which focused on key themes in quality improvement, patient safety, team collaboration, and wellness. The meeting included renowned practitioners who are passionate about ensuring safe care before, during, and after surgery.

Safe Care Virtual Event

If you missed the Safe Care Virtual event co-hosted by ASA which took place on 9/17/2020, you can view the recording here:

IHI Open School

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School

  • IHI Open School offers dozens of courses. These are free for residents, fellows, and faculty members. Completion of certain courses can lead to a Basic Certificate in Quality & Safety. CME credits are available.

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

For patient resources please visit the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundationat:

ASA Guide

American Society of Anesthesiologists Guide

The ASA Committee on Quality Management & Departmental Administration (QMDA) created the GADA to assist practices in developing local policies and complying with various federal regulations and accreditation organization requirements. Topics include, but are not limited to, department administration, safety culture, quality program development, accreditation resources, resources on distractions and fatigue, physician re-entry to practice and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Conditions of Participation and its hospital interpretive guidelines (IGs). For each topic, members will have access to summary descriptions, discussions on best practices and reference links to relevant regulatory documents and publications.

Career Guidance to Stanford Faculty

How do QI activities fit into the appointment and promotion process? Access resource from Stanford Medicine Office of Academic Affairs: Career Guidance to Faculty with an Interest in Quality Improvement.