A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO QUALITY IMPROVEMENT FOR BURN CARE in Low-Resourced Settings
Example: Time planning example from Richard’s pain control project
Richard planned to ensure that managers were engaged early and gave permission for the project to go-ahead.
Regular meetings with management to ensure they are aware of progress and early “buy in”
Collection of baseline data Seek authority from hospital managers Meeting with head of department
Initial meeting (formation of QI team)
Formulation of pain control guidelines Orientation of staff Finalise and laminate guidelines - distribute Select pain control campaign for patient involvement in asking for pain relief Follow up data collection Analysis of follow up data Review meetings champions Encourage
Report writing Dissemination
Regular review meetings and dissemination to report on progress, allow for staff feedback and input. Reports for management can help them follow the project and levy additional support.
Regular follow up / analysis to identify areas of progress / intended and unintended consequences over time to inform ‘further action in your project (see PDSA cycles in Step 7)
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