Lessons learned at KSS AHSN show that by data sharing, data reporting and a strong collaborative approach as a region means it is possible to achieve large scale changes in patient care associated with improved outcomes.
Key learning points
The decision tree is laminated and attached to all machines in the trust. It is it also available electronically on the trust’s information net and within the NIV policy document.
The idea is to make it as straightforward as possible whilst not omitting key requirements.
Feedback from nurses using this has been very positive, they particularly like the colour coding and the flow chart design which helps clarify different settings for different patient groups.
During training, emphasis is put on knowing where to find this information, rather than on