While the pre-conference intensive sessions were taking place on Tuesday at Sky CITY, A group of people from around New Zealand were gathering for the National Quality Improvement Day at Ko Awatea.
The day was jointly hosted by Ko Awatea, IHI, and the Health Quality and Safety Commission and offered an opportunity for clinicians, researchers, administration and policy makers to present recently completed improvement projects.
Opening the session was Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality and Safety Commission who commended Ko Awatea on having a day dedicated to the science of Quality Improvement.
Over the course of the day participants presented projects, which fell into three main categories: most likely to succeed long-term, most innovative and most cost-effective.
It was amazing to hear from people who were passionate and committed to making a difference and who were achieving great results.
The day also provided an opportunity for people to share their stories and discuss challenges and lessons learnt
Making a guest appearance was Dr Don Berwick, Sir David Levene Visiting Chair to Ko Awatea. Dr Berwick, who has been referred to as the most influential man in healthcare spoke on the Science of quality improvement in healthcare systems.
Most likely to succeed long term:
- Potentially avoidable severe maternity morbidity among maternity patients 2010 – 2011
- Spreading the Central Line Associated Bacteraemia (CLAB) prevention collaborative beyond the ICU
- Doing things differently to make a difference – supporting cardiovascular risk management within primary care
- Ultrasound DNA reduction project
- Patient Smart FAST: An innovation applied quality improvement and
- Improving patient transit
- Improving best practice when sampling blood for cross match-preventing wrong blood in the tube incidents
- Doctors said another 5 minutes and I would be dead” – a regional approach to saving heart muscle after a heart attack
- Creating and measuring capability for improvement in health service
- Primary Care Trigger Tool Development Project
Most cost effective
- Medical outreach trial extension of service
- Pathway Builder
- Advancing nursing therapeutics in the nurse patient relationship: practice development in action
- Laboratory form rationalisation reduces test requests
- Mid-stream urine samples
- Blood is a gift: why use two when one will do?
Presentations from the day can be downloaded below:
Dianna Last – Advancing Nursing Therapeutics
Bernadette McDonald – Caroline – Creating & Measuring Capability for Improvement
Andrea Taylor – Medical Outreach Trial Extension
Allan Merry – Quality Improvement Art or Science
Quality Improvement Day – Presentation slides
Don Berwick – The Science Behind Clinical Systems Improvement
Workshop presentations from the day can be downloaded below:
Workshop – Chris Bullen-Karen Bissell – Operational Research
Workshop – Prof Felicity Goodyear-Smith – Writing a Quality Improvement Paper