A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO QUALITY IMPROVEMENT FOR BURN CARE in Low-Resourced Settings
8 STEPS TO CARRYING OUT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
Identify the problem
Identify where things need improving and what can be done in a single project. Build a team Think about who you will need to work with to make your project a success. Understand the problem Learn about tools to investigate the cause of your problem and create a baseline assessment. Create a SMART aim Develop a structured and realistic aim for your project. Strategies for change How to change the causes of your problem? In this step you think through time, cost, communication and what you will do exactly to establish the change you want. Measuring throughout
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Only measuring again and again will tell you whether things are changing for the better.
Analyse and respond Learn to work with PDSA cycles.
You Plan-Do it-Study it-Act upon it to see if your changes are working and to make adjustments where needed. Building on Success Make sure to maintain and sustain the changes you worked so hard for!
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