A Practical Guide to Quality Improvement for Burn Care



Their advice after completing their first QI project:

✔ Sustainable change in QI project needs change of a system not a single element. ✔ Not all interventions will solve the problem but use this as an opportunity to consider why the intervention didn’t work and think of different ideas. ✔ Don’t try to do too much in one PDSA cycle. ✔ Listen to those around you and include their ideas in the project. Listening to others will help you consider potential challenges and how you might overcome them. ✔ Change is an ongoing process , change has its challenges but we need to be focussed and never give up, every step is important! ✔ Measurement and performance feedback must be part of the quality improvement project to learn and improve.

✔ Stakeholders should feel they own the project: evidence of the impact should be supported by data that has been collected and analysed. ✔ For small QI projects , change is possible with the locally available resources. ✔ Identify key people in each area whom you can use to help make progress; remember they can also influence others. ✔ Involve your team and consider ways to get people to get involved with what you are trying to do from the start. ✔ Communicate your progress and give recognition to those who have contributed and made an impact on the projects.

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