Quality improvement projects 2014/15


Below is an list of quality initiatives and their current status:

Safe care

Project

Progress

Gold Audit Hand Hygiene Programme all clinical areas

In Progress

Reduction in patient falls

In Progress

Improving pressure injury reporting [FAST project]

Completed

Safety in Practice in primary care - year 1

Completed

Safety in Practice in primary care - year 2

In Progress

Leapfrog – electronic prescribing and administration

In Progress

Handover between theatre and ICU

In Progress

First elective surgical patient of the day at North Shore hospital

Completed

Clinically Appropriate Time to Theatre (part of the Acute Theatre Redesign Programme)

In Progress

North Shore high acuity patients

In Progress

Establishing best practice in the collection of blood cultures [FAST project]

Completed

Improvement of the Environmental Cleaning processes in two pilot wards at Waitemata DHB [FAST project]

Completed

Diabetes inpatient care

Completed

Key


Effective care

Project

Progress

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Fractured Neck of Femur Pathway

Completed

Fasting Patient

In Progress

ED and radiology patient care pathway

In Progress

Booking and Administration of Medical Outpatients process redesign

In Progress

Orion Partnership Electronic Form evaluation and data flow analysis

Behind Schedule

Clinical Records process efficiency & effectiveness – understanding the problems and finding the solutions

Completed

Leapfrog – Better Outpatient Follow-up

Behind Schedule

New entry to practice nursing recruitment process review

Completed

Auckland Regional Dental Service Prior Approval Process for Adolescent Dental Treatment

Completed

Haematology Day Stay Booking Process

Completed

Improvement to the on-boarding of new employees (Phase 1) [FAST project]

Completed

Regional Respite Booking System

Completed

Child Health Service Administration time and motion study

Completed

Reviewing and streamlining manual processes within the Mental Health Service for Older Adults

In Progress

Radiology CT and MRI process mapping

Completed

Radiology Mammography process mapping and issue identification

In Progress

Key


Improving patient experience

Project

Progress

Improving Quality of Care: Diabetes in West Auckland

In Progress

Advance Care Planning

In Progress

Effective pain management in the medical wards [FAST project]

Completed

Diabetes self management

In Progress

Revisiting visiting

In Progress

Ward priorities:
1. Welcoming and Friendly
2. Partners in Care
3. Friends and Family Test
4. Bedside Handover
5. Protected Mealtimes
6. Discharge Calls

In Progress

Patient and staff feedback

In Progress

Using volunteers to enhance patient experience

In Progress

Patient and whānau centred care standards

Completed

Key

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