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Introducing paediatric best care bundles for ED

Introducing paediatric best care bundles for ED

What is a ‘best care bundle’ for an emergency department?

A ‘best care bundle’ (BCB) is a collection of resources aimed at improving patient care for suitable clinical presentations within an emergency department (ED) by:

  • reducing process delays in ED
  • reducing treatment disparities for certain conditions
  • reducing admission rates
  • having no increase in returns to ED (representations)
  • increasing consistency of data (for audit)

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ERAS: recovering faster from a broken hip

ERAS: recovering faster from a broken hip

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) - improving the neck of femur patient journey


This is an update on a story that we featured in our Quality Account 2013/2014 [view previous story about our ERAS project]


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Establishing best practice in blood collection for culture

Establishing best practice in blood collection for culture

What is a blood culture?

A blood culture is a specific test to identify bacteria present in the blood. Results from a blood culture can verify that an infection is present, and they can identify the type (or types) of microorganism that is responsible for the infection (such as bacteraemia, septicaemia amongst others). This is possible because the bloodstream is usually a sterile environment.


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Electronic theatre booking form

Electronic theatre booking form


GOALS:
The aims of the Electronic Booking Form project are to:

  • reduce unnecessary duplication of paperwork
  • ensure all acute surgery cases are booked in and that time of booking captured
  • support other projects underway for the Acute Theatre Redesign Programme
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Improving clinical documentation and coding for acute strokes

Improving clinical documentation and coding for acute strokes


GOALS:
Improve the management of and outcomes for stroke patients by having a better understanding of what type of stroke they are presenting with.

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