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Quality Improvement:
also called (3 things)

1. CQI- continuous quality improvement
2. CI- continuous improvement
3. TQM- total quality management

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What does QI do?

1. decrease cost
2. increase customer satisfaction
3. ensure quality throughout the health care organization

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what is the TJC?

An independent, not for profit organization dedicated to improving quality of care in healthcare settings,
Accreditation not required but desired by most organizations.

4

Totality of features and characteristics of radiation therapy process that bares on ability .. or impaired needs of patient

Quality

5

all those planned or systematic actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that a product will satisfy, given requirements for quality

quality assurance

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operational tech and actions used to fulfill requirements of quality (the tests they do)

quality control

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measurable dimensions of quality that defines what is to be monitored

quality indicators

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(replaced assurance) systematic collection and review of assurance data

quality assessment

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Members of the QI Team:
Staff physicians

review port films

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Members of the QI Team:
physicist

equipment and chart checks

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Members of the QI Team:
rad therapists

morning warm up
verify precriptions

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Members of the QI Team:
oncology nursing

educational needs

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Members of the QI Team:
support staff

records

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Members of the QI Team:
TJC

Requires the director to establish and ensure continuation of QI plans
Make sure everyone is qualified for the job

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ODI

optical distance indicator