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Study into adverse events shows that involving patients …

Details: This study emphasises the importance of a consistent and meaningful approach to engaging with patients and families, placing them at the centre of the review process. We will continue working with NHS boards and NES to achieve a standardised approach and will be delivering national guidance and templates for engaging with patients and families

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Details: Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s ihub has played a key role supporting the process to date, primarily by mapping the whole system, applying improvement methodology, and providing additional capacity to support key initiatives. Throughout this process, Healthcare Improvement Scotland staff have felt like part of our team rather than outsiders

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The Plan Do Study Act cycle (PDSA cycle)

Details: The Plan Do Study Act cycle (PDSA cycle) The National Association of Tissue Viability Nurse Specialists NATVNS (Scotland) examined this resource in 2019. To be reviewed in 2023. How to use the tool well. Print and carry this worksheet with you. Use it with every small cycle of change. Share your worksheet with others.

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Braden Risk Assessment tool

Details: The Braden Scale is a scale made up of six subscales, which measure elements of risk that contribute to either higher intensity and duration of pressure, or lower tissue tolerance for pressure. These are: sensory perception, moisture, activity, mobility, friction, and shear. Each item is scored between 1 and 4,with each score accompanied by a

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Pressure ulcer excoriation tool

Details: An assessment of the site of the lesion will often help you decide. You are providing equality of care if you are particularly alert to patients/clients with darker skin. You can identify the cause of tissue damage with the help of this tool. A series of images and text to help you to identify and grade the cause of tissue damage.

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Daily repositioning and skin inspection chart

Details: This is a chart to help you keep track of how often and when you move the patient/client. This is a simple form which you can keep with the patient's/client's 's notes and which can be completed at every repositioning. It should help you and others in the team keep track of your efforts to minimise the risk of a pressure ulcers developing

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Pressure ulcer grade recording chart

Details: The chart contains diagrams of the body and the location of a pressure ulcer is recorded by numbering the location of each pressure ulcer and recording its severity in a table below. Use this grading tool to accurately assess the grade of each pressure ulcer. It works well with the Scottish Adapted European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP

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Preliminary Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment (PPURA)

Details: Pressure ulcer prevention is everyone’s business. This tool can help you save time. It helps you to identify those clearly at risk of developing a pressure ulcer and screens out those not at risk - fast. It focuses on a collection of factors which we know lead to pressure ulcers. Use with your judgement and knowledge of the patient/client.

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Using quality improvement to rapidly implement …

Details: Case studies 1 case study developed 2 case studies developed Enablers & Barriers Developed & shared Developed & shared Developed & shared Challenges Usage of Near Me did not increase as anticipated. We are exploring a range of mechanisms to support clinical engagement with Near Me. Limitations of implementation of Near Me within more deprived

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How we engage with patients and their families is key to care

Details: Listening and empathy. Two themes emerged – listening to patients and their families is essential if we want to understand what went wrong, and that clear, empathetic, human communication was fundamental if we wanted to provide patients and families with the support they need as they move through what is unquestionably, an incredibly challenging time.

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Training the AHP workforce of the future – Lynn Flannigan

Details: We got round it by creating a case study based on the experience of a person living with dementia during the pandemic, and we built questions around that to help assess Laura and Shelagh’s clinical reasoning. Laura and Shelagh provided us with really positive feedback about how the placement helped them gain an understanding of dementia

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Quality improvement is continuing to support positive changes in

Details: Angela Cunningham is our Midwifery Clinical Lead for our organisation. Angela has practised as a midwife for over 39 years in both Scotland and England. To mark International day of the Midwife, Angela explains how quality improvement continues to support real changes for mothers and babies in Scotland. Angela encourages all staff working in maternity…

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