DESIGN : A template is offered, yet not a must as long as design criteria are respected. 

​MAKE IT VISUAL : A templat Clear and impressive charts Consider ways to present your points with more than words. Examples include drawings, photographs, charts, graphs, and x-rays.

ARRANGEMENT : The poster should have a definite sense of direction and should match the logical flow of information. Your poster should generally read from left to right, following the outline. Use lines, frames, contrasting colors, or arrows to call attention to important points.

LETTERING : Select a clean, simple letter font/style and use it consistently throughout the poster. Use less words (Font: Arial, body 10-12 titles 14-20). The smallest letters should be at least ¼” tall (18 point) and easy to read. Use both upper and lower case letters (do not use all capital letters) especially in body copy.

COLORS : Light background, black fonts. Aim to use no more than four (4) colors. Color can help to highlight sections or point out similarities and differences but too many colors can detract from the main message.

AVOID CLUTTER: Communicate enough information so that viewers understand your work. Overcrowding is a problem with poster design. While accuracy is important, your poster should stimulate interest rather than provide complete details.

  1. Aim (preferably preceded by background or problem statement)
    • Clearly defined Aim Statement; including expected change in outcome indicator and time to expected change in the outcome indicator.
    • SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound).
  2. Interventions (change ideas and evidence of process improvement)
    • Indication of the changes made to achieve improvement in the targeted process.
    • Indication that changes were tested and/or adapted to the local environment/organization.
    • Education ALONE is not an intervention.
    • A minimum of 1 PDSA.
  3. Graph
    • Reflecting the project’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI).
    • Annotated, (including but not limited to graph title, axis titles, noting interventions, central line, goal, and footnotes).
    • Education ALONE is not an intervention.
    • Data over time (run chart or control charts are most preferred).
    • Updated (data charted are last updated 3 months before submission), demonstrating sustainability in improvement indicated by the data.
    • A minimum of three (3) data points before and after intervention).
  4. Measured outcome
    • Clearly defined multiple measures used to understand and show improvement in the target process.
    • Outcome measures: even if no change in long term outcome yet, measures on it have to be noted and the evidence of baseline assessment of such measures is available early on.
    • Process +/- balance measures.
  5. Improvement team
    • Use of a multi-disciplinary team to achieve improvement (subject matter experts, patients, leadership, etc. )
  6. Conclusion
    • In addition to a clear sustainability plan
  7. Reference (optional)
​Sample template :
      Please download portrait posters Demo Template
      Please download landscape posters Demo Template​

N.B. Remember to have others proofread your submission to look for any errors, typographical errors, misspellings, etc. before you submit it.
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