Seeing clearly in the Emergency Department. Raising quality and streamlining visits for patients with eye complaints – featuring Dr. Matthew Wahab

Season 1, Episode 5,  Jan 26, 2022, 07:35 PM

Prince George physician Dr. Matthew Wahab spent several years as a software developer before eventually deciding to pursue a career in medicine. He now loves going to work everyday in the Emergency Department at UHNBC and greatly appreciates the good personal and professional quality of life practicing in the North provides. In this episode Dr. Wahab shares how quality improvement helped him tackle the annoying problem of a lack of proper visual acuity checks being done on patients with eye complaints. Throughout his project, he and his team were able to improve the percent of completed visual acuity checks from 57% to 84%. He also discusses the importance of building a culture that is tolerant of change, and how consistent communication with all stakeholders is key for quality improvement initiatives to be successful.