Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

Patient Safety

The Academy for Quality and Safety Improvement (AQSI) is a professional development program with overarching goal to develop future leaders by equipping them with the skills and tools necessary to lead meaningful change. The program includes QI formal training and a team project. AQSI participants are selected through a competitive application process that occurs in each region. NUEM has a strong tradition of resident-led projects being selected for AQSI. Recent projects have included creating sepsis alerts, improving concussion follow up, and decreasing frequency of opioid prescriptions. 

Safer Sign Out is another model for highly reliable, patient-centered transitions of care in academic emergency departments.