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Episodes

Monday Sep 27, 2021

Thanks for listening to this episode of Knowledge Natter - our new series featuring friendly and informal discussions with Knowledge Champions, and those who are empowered by Quality Improvement (QI)  in their work.    Today's episode features Samantha Fontaine, who became a Knowledge Champion for implementing a new course that teaches QI to veterinary nurses, including those in practice and education, at the University of Glasgow.  Our RVN QI Clinical Lead Lou Northway, chatted to Sam and three of her students, Sarah, Molly, and Megan, about the course, taking the leap to implementing QI and their future QI plans.   Read Samantha's award-winning case example 'Teaching QI to veterinary nurses'.    Read the transcript.

Monday Sep 13, 2021

Care bundles are a group of evidence-based practices that relate to a disease or a set of symptoms, that result in better outcomes when executed altogether than if implemented individually. In this podcast, Helen Ballantyne, who is a dual-qualified medical and veterinary nurse, draws upon her experience in human nursing to explain to Pam Mosedale why veterinary teams should be implementing care bundles to save time, promote teamwork, and improve patient outcomes.    Read the transcript here.    Access all the content from the first series of the QI Boxset here. 

Thursday Jul 08, 2021

Most veterinary surgeons and nurses working with small animals will have experience in treating canine cruciate ligament ruptures. However, there is not a strong evidence base to know which surgical techniques have the best outcome.  The new Canine Cruciate Registry (CCR) is RCVS Knowledge’s answer to this knowledge gap in veterinary care. In this podcast, hear Mark Morton, Canine Cruciate Registry Clinical Lead, talk to Pam Mosedale about the registry, why it's important, and why we need as many vets as possible to get involved.  Find out more on our website: caninecruciateregistry.org Read the transcript.  

Monday Jul 05, 2021

Evidence suggests that incivility can increase errors and have a knock-on domino effect that impacts the whole team.   In this podcast, Professional Standards Director at Vets Now Laura Playforth discusses how incivility can impact patient care and outcomes.   Access the transcript here.

Thursday Jun 03, 2021

In this Audio Summary Veterinary Evidence authors Tom Ling and Lucy Hocking share the findings of their study, co-written with Ashley Doorly and Chris Gush, and conducted to explore quality improvement in the veterinary sector. Read the full Knowledge Summary here. Audio Summaries are a free resource that enable vets and vet nurses to more quickly and more easily access and digest relevant and up-to-date evidence! A time-saving way to make better and faster evidence-based decisions.   Access the transcript here

Friday Apr 16, 2021

In this episode of the QI Boxset series, Rachael Bacon RVN, explains the benefits of group chat journal clubs.   The new QI Boxset series aims to provide practices and practitioners with guidance on establishing a quality improvement structure in practice. The entire series will be made available on our new e-learning platform this Spring. Read the press release.    Read the transcript.   

Monday Apr 19, 2021

In this episode of the QI Boxset series, Melissa Donald, Chair of RCVS Standards Committee and RCVS Junior Vice-President, explains why Clinical Governance is a Code of Conduct requirement for vets and nurses, in a chat with Pam Mosedale.   The new QI Boxset series aims to provide practices and practitioners with guidance on establishing a quality improvement structure in practice. The entire series will be made available on our new e-learning platform this Spring. Read the press release.    Read the transcript.   

Monday Apr 12, 2021

In this episode of the QI Boxset series, Lizzy Whiting, Highly Commended in the 2020 Knowledge Awards, chats to Pam Mosedale, our QI Clinical Lead, about her experiences of setting up QI in practice.    The new QI Boxset series aims to provide practices and practitioners with guidance on establishing a quality improvement structure in practice. The entire series will be made available on our new e-learning platform this Spring. Read the press release.    Read the transcript. 

Friday Apr 09, 2021

In this episode of the QI Boxset series, Pam Mosedale, our QI Clinical Lead, chats to Caroline Freedman, the representative for pet owners on the RCVS’ Practice Standards group, about whether clients care if practices are participating in QI activities.   The new QI Boxset series aims to provide practices and practitioners with guidance on establishing a quality improvement structure in practice. The entire series will be made available on our new e-learning platform this Spring. Read the press release.    Read the transcript. 

Wednesday Apr 07, 2021

In this episode of the QI Boxset series, Pam Mosedale, our QI Clinical Lead, chats to Professor John Williams, National Surgical Lead at Vets Now, about systems and meetings to aid communication in practice.    The new QI Boxset series aims to provide practices and practitioners with guidance on establishing a quality improvement structure in practice. The entire series will be made available on our new e-learning platform this Spring. Read the press release.    Read the transcript. 

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