This report highlights some key findings.
100% of direct medical services were conducting the Clinical Standards Scorecards to ensure the safety of their service provision. However, use of the monthly and quarterly checklists was not as high or as regular.
Direct service delivery in a majority of countries audited (5 out of 7) were fully compliant with the Clinical Standards.
The average patient satisfaction score was 88%, outlining that in general, the 105 patients surveyed were satisfied with all aspects of service provision within our direct medical
The National Comparative Audit of Blood Transfusion is the largest programme of clinical audits of blood transfusion in the world and is funded by NHS Blood and Transplant. It began in 2002 and audits the administration of blood and blood components as well as assessing appropriate use of blood in various clinical settings.
It is concluding its work on three National Comparative Audits:
2018 audit of the use of fresh frozen plasma, cryoprecipitate and transfusions for bleeding in neonates and other children
2019 Re-audit of the medical use of red cells
2021 audit of NI
This one day masterclass, Mr Perbinder Grewal, General & Vascular Surgeon and Human Factors Trainer, will focus on teams working effectively and productively through improving the culture within healthcare organisations. There will be a focus on how safety and culture is perceived by healthcare staff and how culture relates to QI and audit. The outcome of the day is to not only improve safety culture and patient safety but also staff experience and staff engagement.
Key learning objectives:
Define culture within healthcare.
Understand safety culture.
The findings include:
71% of patients were checked for injury before being moved (up from 69% in 2019)
Flat lifting equipment was used for 26% of patients (up from 22% in 2019), and
62% of patients were assessed by a medic within 30 minutes (up from 52% in 2019).
The risk factor which was most often assessed was continence, with 74% patients undergoing this component of the MFRA (multi-factorial fall risk assessment). Lying/standing blood pressure was the least often assessed, with 35% getting this assessment.
The report makes a number of recommendations, includi
Some key findings from the audit:
Inpatient mortality was 26%. It has reduced from 34% in 2013 and represents the first time that mortality has improved since the first BTS audit in 2010.
Compared to the last audit, an increased proportion of patients treated with acute non-invasive ventilation (NIV) had COPD, the indication with the strongest evidence. We saw a decreased proportion of patients who were treated with NIV despite no clearly documented indication. This suggests improved patient selection in line with the evidence base for NIV.
50% of patients treated with NIV st
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A year ago, you implemented a new approach to auditing at Barnsley. Can you tell us what prompted it?
In healthcare, we tend to measure safety by looking at negatives. The number of falls, the number of category 2 pressure ulcers, the number of adverse events etc. Our whole system is built on it, from local auditing and Datix reporting, to CQC inspections. But counting the number of pressure ulcers for example, doesn’t really tell you about the standards of pressure ulcer care.
I wanted to look at things differently; to focus more on the interventions and good practice that helps ke