Developing eLearning for pressure ulcer prevention and management

October 1, 2014

Source:  British Journal of Nursing 23 Suppl 15:S16-23

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Date of publication:  August 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  In April 2012, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHS GGC), in line with the Scottish Best Practice Statement for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers (Quality Improvement Scotland, 2009 ), and the NHS Health Improvement Scotland (2011) Preventing Pressure Ulcers Change Package, launched an awareness campaign throughout the organisation. It has also more recently adopted a ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to pressure damage. The tissue viability service in NHS GGC recognised that education of front-line staff is essential. An educational framework for pressure ulcer prevention was developed for all levels of healthcare staff involved in the delivery of patient care. An initiative to develop web-based eLearning modules has also been taken forward. The modular online education programme addresses the aims of quality improvement and zero tolerance by supporting the provision of safe and effective person-centred care.

Length of Publication:  8 pages

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Patient Safety Academy website goes live

May 28, 2014

Source:  Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

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Date of publication:  April 2014

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell: This news page from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Oxford, discusses a new Patient Safety Academy website that has been established by a research group, the Quality, Reliability, Safety and Teamwork Unit (QRSTU). The QRSTU team set up the website with the aim of providing education and support to healthcare professionals in the application of human factors to their work settings to improve quality and safety. The website can be accessed at http://www.patientsafetyacademy.co.uk/

Length of Publication:  1 web page


Engaging senior doctors in patient safety training

August 29, 2013

Source:  The Health Foundation

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Date of publication:  July 2013

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  In an article entitled, “Building capacity and capability for patient safety education: a train-the-trainers programme for senior doctors”, the authors explore engaging senior doctors in patient safety training, as both teachers and learners. There have been calls for patient safety to be included in the learning of all healthcare workers and senior clinicians are a key audience for this learning. Patient safety is a relatively new discipline so many senior clinicians have not been exposed to it as part of their training, but they could be used as an ‘expert faculty’ to drive and support the teaching of patient safety among all healthcare workers.

Length of Publication:  1 web page


Patient safety in healthcare preregistration educational curricula: multiple case study-based investigations of eight medicine, nursing, pharmacy and physiotherapy university courses

July 31, 2013

Source:  BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Jun 1. [Epub ahead of print]

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Date of publication:  June 2013

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  This article aimed to investigate the formal and informal ways preregistration students from medicine, nursing, pharmacy and the allied healthcare professions learn about patient safety. Students were mainly taught about safety-related issues in isolation and there were limited opportunities for interprofessional learning and bridging the gaps between educational, practice and policy contexts. The authors state that a lot of thought needs to be given to the appointment of curriculum leads for patient safety and that they should be encouraged to work strategically across disciplines and topic areas. Role models should help students to make connections between theoretical considerations and routine clinical care.

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Exploring error in team-based acute care scenarios: an observational study from the United Kingdom

August 31, 2012

Source:  Academic Medicine

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Date of publication:  June 2012

Publication type:  Article

In a nutshell:  This article follows 38 junior doctors, in their first year after medical qualification, in NHS Lothian.  It looks at the errors made by these doctors and investigates whether there was a single cause. The article reasons that identifying a single cause for each error could identify which knowledge and skills which are most vulnerable to specific errors and enable specially tailored educational strategies to be developed to try to prevent them.

Acknowledgements:  Kings Fund

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