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Can you provide some examples of how an athletic training educator can complete a QI?

Athletic training educators in professional programs are well positioned to participate because programs are already required to have students engage in a QI project. (See Standard 63: Use systems of quality assurance and quality improvement to enhance client/patient care.)

The athletic training educator could work as a member of a student’s QI team to help with the Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle seen below associated with a specific effort. For example, maybe a student notices that individuals with ankle injuries are routinely referred for imaging and wants to test a change to reduce the number of unneeded imaging. The QI team, then, plans the change, actually tests the change in real life, examines the results, and then determines any needed changes that result.

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