Advanced Education in QAPI/Lean Six Sigma for Long Term Care Professionals
Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course
Advanced Education in QAPI/Lean Six Sigma for Long Term Care Professionals
Date(s): March 1-3

Certificate Course CEU: 20 hours

Speaker: Evelyn Catt, MHA, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, TTAC Consulting, LLC

This three-day immersion into Lean Six Sigma will leave the student with an understanding level sufficient to pass the International Certification for Yellow Belt, Lean Six Sigma. The education provided by will be suitable for participants to pursue certification in these disciplines at their own cost if they so choose. The Project Manager is the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community. The first series of trainings will be in Quality Improvement.

Content: Evidence based principles that facilitate improvement; QAPI Principles and key concepts of Lean; organizing the workplace; Kaizen and PDSA cycles; Six Sigma principles; root cause analysis; using quality improvement techniques to optimize care.

Credential: Pre- and post-testing will be conducted to validate that effective learning has occurred. Participants completing the four-day course will be prepared to implement QAPI and eligible to sit for the Yellow Belt Certification Exam. Information will be provided to the students regarding their options for becoming yellow belt certified. Options include certification through the International Association for Six Sigma Certification or through Purdue Healthcare Advisors. Certification of participants will be at their own cost.

Who should attend?   Long Term Care Nurse Leaders, Quality Improvement Directors, Executive Directors. Note there is a limit of one participant per long term care facility unless unfilled slots become available.

Evelyn Catt, MHA, BSPH, CSSBB is the Principal, TTAC Consulting, LLC. Evelyn Catt is a healthcare consultant specializing in Lean Six Sigma training, transitions, and coaching. She holds a graduate degree in Health Administration and a B.S. degree in Public Health, both from Indiana University. She is also a certified Lean Six Sigma black belt. Evelyn has over 30 years of experience in clinical informatics, project management, and process improvements in healthcare, including 20 years at Indiana University Health. She serves as an adjunct faculty member at the I.U. School of Public Health and teaches a graduate/doctoral level course on Health Outcomes and Decision Making in collaboration with the I.U. School of Nursing. Evelyn has developed educational materials to promote the use of Lean Six Sigma and coaches graduate and doctoral students who conduct process improvement projects in multiple Indianapolis hospitals. She is passionate about educating healthcare leaders to utilize Lean Six Sigma and "A3 Thinking" to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, effectiveness, and value of the patient experience. Evelyn is currently engaged in consulting projects at Indiana University Health, the University of Indianapolis - Center on Aging & Community, as well as teaching I.U. Nursing and Public Health students. In her leisure time, she designs fabrics, creates art quilts, and spends time with her family and pets. She lives in a small historic home in downtown Indianapolis and enjoys the diversity of her urban community.