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Quality Improvement Articles

Read articles below about quality improvement that might help you with your own quality improvement project.

D. A. Banfield, et al. BMJ Open Quality, Vol 7 Iss 1

‘Take Ten’ improving the surgical post-take ward round: a quality improvement project

Summary: A ‘Take Ten’ checklist covering: observations, examination, impression, investigations, antibiotics, intravenous fluids, VTE assessment, nutrition status, estimated length of stay and ceiling of treatment was developed with the aim of improving communication and documentation on the surgical post-take ward round.

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J. A. Forrester, et al. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Vol 226 Iss 6 p 1103-1116

Developing Process Maps as a Tool for a Surgical Infection Prevention Quality Improvement Initiative in Resource-Constrained Settings

Summary: Clean Cut, a checklist-based quality improvement program to improve compliance with best practices, was introduced at a tertiary hospital in Ethiopia. Clean Cut helped to identify opportunities for improving adherence and plotting contextually relevant solutions, resulting in superior compliance with antiseptic standards.


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