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Teaching an old dog new tricks! Sandra Cunningham, IPC, CNS. Why?. Do we have a problem? HQSC/Open for better care National surgical site infections – Hips and knees surveillance programme. How?. Considerations: A framework to adopt – IHI model for improvement methodology

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Teaching an old dog new tricks sandra cunningham ipc cns

Teaching an old dog new tricks!Sandra Cunningham, IPC, CNS


Why?

  • Do we have a problem?

  • HQSC/Open for better care National surgical site infections – Hips and knees surveillance programme


How?

Considerations:

  • A framework to adopt – IHI model for improvement methodology

  • Communication – who, how?

  • Identifying and building a solid team!

  • Mentorship


Quality improvement structure
Quality Improvement structure……

  • Development of project plan

  • Key stakeholders notified and expectations of all

  • Key members to drive the project


Framework
Framework

  • Driver diagram – aims/measures, primary and secondary drivers

  • PDSA cycles - continuous

  • DHB data set – vital for own reporting & auditing

  • Self auditing – DHB reporting


Successes
Successes

  • Team member selection

  • Communication

  • Touching base


Challenges
Challenges

  • Data collection

  • Data input

  • Data In – Data out!

  • No rework!


How do we know that the changes we have made are an improvement and not just changes
How do we know that the changes we have made are an improvement and not just changes?


Results so far normal variation not enough points yet but will continue to monitor
Results so far: improvement and not just changes?Normal variation, not enough points yet but will continue to monitor.


Can you teach an old dog new tricks? improvement and not just changes?you sure can……. She just needs trainer wheels for awhile!!Thank you, any questions?


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