Welcome to quality EDucation. A central location of resources related to the quality and safety priorities of the emergency medicine program.
The quality EDucation initiative aims to simplify quality and safety information and messaging, while also providing staff with regular information about how we perform in against important quality and safety metrics. Communication about quality and safety will come in three forms:
Themes of the week:
Each week a Theme of the Week (TOTW), will be published on the unitED microsite. The TOTW will focus on a very specific quality and safety topic. The TOTW will be presented and discussed at pre-shift huddles through the week, and staff will be invited to discuss any issues related to that topic with their peers and their line manager.
Quick Reference Guides:
A suite of easy to understand Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) Have been developed to support staff to keep up to date with clinical and operational best practice in the department. Most QRGs will link to a department or organisational Policies, Procedures or Guidelines. The content of the QRG will summarise the key information of the PPG. In some cases PPGs will be produced to promote a change in practice, supporting staff to adopt the change.
Follow this link for a brief summary of the NSQHS standards and information on what you need to know when the accreditors arrive.
Know how we are doing:
Each week a new know how we are doing update will be published on the unitED microsite. The information in these update’s will communicate our performance against important quality and safety priorities. The aim of sharing this information with staff is to promote a conversation about opportunities for improvement, while highlighting the areas where we perform very well.
Current Quality Improvement Projects
Here we will publish a list of the current improvement projects.
- AV Offload
- Mechanical Restraints
- Comprehensive Care