The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Patient Safety Congress Conference, taking place May 22 – 24 in Maryland, brings together people who are passionate about ensuring safe care equitably for al across the globe. Women’s College Hospital’s (WCH) Professional Practice team submitted two posters about improving best practices to be presented the conference and had both accepted!
The first poster being presented is Rejuvenating, Re-Imaging and Expanding Organizational QI Capacity at WCH: A QI project revolutionizing the Best Practice Guideline (BPG) Program for frontline staff, authored by Jacqueline Follis, Advanced Practice Nurse, Cardiology, Chandra Farrer, Advance Practice Physiotherapist, Rheumatology, Sandra Walsh, Charge Nurse, Phototherapy Education & Research, and Jennifer Price, VP Clinical Programs & Corporate Nsg. & Proffessional Practice Executive.
This poster shares Professional Practice’s success of Revolutionizing the BPG program at WCH through collaboration with Quality, Safety & Patient Experience. Utilizing the Knowledge to Action Framework, the team created and delivered a QI training program to nursing, health discipline and administrative staff. The project is aligned with current hospital commitments as an RNAO Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) designation. With diverse staff and program engagement, the team is providing internal leadership opportunities and increased academic output.
Moving forward, the Professional Practice team is currently accepting applications from WCH staff to participate in their second cohort of projects aligning with Best Practice Guidelines. Visit the BPSO intranet page here for more information or to submit your application. Applications are due May 30, 2023.
The second poster to be presented is Improving nursing ordering practices for efficient, timely & safe care, authored by Jacqueline Follis, Advanced Practice Nurse, Cardiology, Rheumatology, Sandra Walsh, Charge Nurse, Phototherapy Education & Research, and Jennifer Price, VP Clinical Programs & Corporate Nsg. & Proffessional Practice Executive.
Utilizing the Model for Improvement and the Knowledge to Action Framework, the Professional Practice team guided system solutions for process improvements to ensure clinicians were able to follow hospital policy and meet college regulatory safety standards for order placing in EPIC. Lessons learned in this clinic are currently being leveraged throughout the hospital.
Congratulations to the Professional Practice team for this incredible achievement!