The Acute Adult Safety Programme

The aims of this programme are to Reduce Hospital Standardised Mortality Rates and rates of harm by improving:
  • Cardiac Arrests / Deteriorating Patients / Sepsis
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Falls with harm

 Also included in this programme as priorities for Lothian are:

  • Medicines Reconciliation
  • Peripheral Vascular Cannula Care Bundle (and SAB rates)
  • Catheter use / Bladder and Bowel care
  • Venous Thrombo-embolism (VTE)
  • (Acute Kidney Injury as a prototype project rather than across Lothian as yet)

Posters

For examples of local projects click here.

Below are a few posters related to falls, pressure ulcers and deteriorating patients:

falls - make it personal by jacqui pringle

reducing omitted medications by katy williams

reducing omitted medications by katy williams

LEAVES SHOULD FALL BY CAROLINE sTEVEN

LEAVES SHOULD FALL BY CAROLINE sTEVEN

DO NO HARM BY ELAINE REID

DO NO HARM BY ELAINE REID

RECOGNISE, RESPONSE AND RECORD

RECOGNISE, RESPONSE AND RECORD

LEARNING FROM FALL WITH SERIOUS HARM TO INFORM IMPROVEMENT BY SUE GIBBS

LEARNING FROM FALL WITH SERIOUS HARM TO INFORM IMPROVEMENT BY SUE GIBBS

Data drives Improvement

NHS Lothian has its own software package that allows clinical staff to enter data and produce automatic run charts – this data is used to report to local teams (and displayed on wards), Quality Improvement Teams (QITs), management teams and HIS, and is used to determine whether change has made an improvement. It is called the Quality Improvement Data System (QIDS) and is available on the intranet. Click on the link to see an example
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