This joint project with East Berkshire CCG was highlighted within the AKI Programme within Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative. Fewer residents are suffering urinary tract infections (UTIs) following the introduction of a hydration programme in care homes. UTIs are closely associated with dehydration. This project was designed to encourage residents to drink more fluids with the aim that this would lead to fewer UTIs requiring medication or hospital admission. This approach involved introducing structured drinks rounds seven times a day, designed and delivered by care home staff. The initial focus was in four care homes which had higher than average UTI admission to hospital rates.
What will I learn?
- How the QI project was set up
- Case studies on other QI projects