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Quality improvement in practice: expert panel session

Quality improvement in practice: expert panel session

May 1, 2020

Chaired by Dan Tipney, VetLed, the panel featuring Louise Northway, Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre; Alison Thomas, Blue Cross; Pam Mosedale, RCVS Knowledge Quality Improvement Advisory Board; and Richard Byrne, West Bar Hospital, discuss their experience of quality improvement in practice.

Areas of discussion include topics to start with, how to record, tips to engage your team, as well as the benefits and barriers they have experienced.

Download the full transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.

This session was recorded at SPVS VMG Congress, Newport in January 2020, as part of the Quality Improvement stream.

 CPD: 75 minutes

Patient safety: lessons from human healthcare - Suzette Woodward

Patient safety: lessons from human healthcare - Suzette Woodward

April 29, 2020

What can we learn from the NHS's approach to patient safety over the past 20 years?

Suzette Woodward, a paediatric intensive care nurse who is now a Professor in patient safety, discusses the latest safety concepts and science that are sweeping the NHS - as well as what we could do differently.

Download the full transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.

This session was recorded at SPVS VMG Congress, Newport in January 2020, as part of the quality improvement stream.

CPD: 40 mins

Getting your team on board to deliver quality improvement - Shobhan Thakore

Getting your team on board to deliver quality improvement - Shobhan Thakore

April 24, 2020

Shobhan Thakore, Clinical Lead for the Scottish Quality and Safety Fellowship Programme, gives an approachable and personal perspective on how to get your team on board to deliver quality improvement.

Shobhan discusses recent NHS initiatives to help manage expectations, engage and work with the team to respond to change, and deal with fear of blame. 

Download the full transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.

This presentation was an Adapt, Improve, Achieve session by RCVS Knowledge recorded at SPVS-VMG Congress 2020 in Newport as part of the Quality Improvement stream.

CPD: 40 mins

 

How and why to use checklists in veterinary practice - Pam Mosedale

How and why to use checklists in veterinary practice - Pam Mosedale

April 17, 2020

Pam Mosedale, Chair of RCVS Knowledge Quality Improvement Advisory Board, shares valuable lessons about how checklists have reduced errors in human healthcare and other industries, and how checklists can be applied successfully in a veterinary setting.

This presentation was recorded at Ashbrook Equine Hospital during the RCVS Knowledge Equine Roadshow, kindly sponsored by the Horserace Betting Levy Board and accredited by the British Equine Veterinary Association.

Download the full transcript and accompanying presentation from the RCVS Knowledge website.

CPD: 38 mins

Hannah Greene - Are bisphosphonates a more effective treatment than intra-articular steroids in horses with distal hock osteoarthritis?

Hannah Greene - Are bisphosphonates a more effective treatment than intra-articular steroids in horses with distal hock osteoarthritis?

April 8, 2020

In this Audio Summary, Hannah discuses the evidence around whether bisphosphonates are a more effective treatment than intra-articular steroids in horses with OA. Read the full Knowledge Summary here.

Audio Summaries are a free resource that enables vets and vet nurses to access and digest relevant and up-to-date evidence quicker and easier! A time-saving way to make better and faster evidence-based decisions.

Significant event audit: Alice Bird, Animal Health Trust

Significant event audit: Alice Bird, Animal Health Trust

March 20, 2020

Alice Bird, Senior Clinician in Anaesthesia at the Animal Health Trust, talks through the significant event audit of a postoperative complication that occurred in equine practice, including how a blame culture was avoided, lessons learned and resultant processes put in place.

The session formed part of the RCVS Knowledge Equine Roadshow recorded at Ashbrook Equine Hospital in 2019, sponsored by the Horserace Betting Levy Board and accredited by the British Equine Veterinary Association.

Download the accompanying presentation and full transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.

CPD: 40 mins

The Knowledge Sessions: The life-saving value of checklists - Amanda Boag

The Knowledge Sessions: The life-saving value of checklists - Amanda Boag

February 28, 2020

Checklists have been used in aviation and human medicine for decades, given their proven power to reduce avoidable errors and significant events.

Amanda Boag (Clinical Director at Vets Now, RCVS Knowledge Trustee and Vice-President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) discusses the state of play with checklists in the veterinary industry, why checklists are liberating rather than constraining, and how a simple piece of paper can save lives.

Download the full transcript, the accompanying presentation and RCVS Knowledge's new Surgical Safety Checklist Manual from the RCVS Knowledge website.

This podcast is part of the Knowledge Sessions, a resource that brings together specialists from across the veterinary industry to examine the landscape, propose potential approaches to complex problems, and provide practical advice on a range of subjects.

Jacqueline Oi Ping Tong - In canine acute diarrhoea with no identifiable cause, does daily oral probiotic improve the clinical outcomes?

Jacqueline Oi Ping Tong - In canine acute diarrhoea with no identifiable cause, does daily oral probiotic improve the clinical outcomes?

February 26, 2020

In this Audio Summary, Jacqueline looks at the evidence around whether a daily probiotic supplement improves clinical outcomes in dogs with diarrhoea. Read the full Knowledge Summary here.

Audio Summaries are a free resource that enables vets and vet nurses to access and digest relevant and up-to-date evidence quicker and easier! A time-saving way to make better and faster evidence-based decisions.