Quality Improvement in Long-Term Care: Improving Resident Safety, A Global Issue

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155475
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Quality Improvement in Long-Term Care: Improving Resident Safety, A Global Issue
Abstract:
Quality Improvement in Long-Term Care: Improving Resident Safety, A Global Issue
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:McConnell, Heather, RN, BScN, MA(Ed)
P.I. Institution Name:Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)
Title:Associate Director
Co-Authors:Irmajean Bajnok, RN, MSN, PhD; Cynthia Majewski, RN
[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Falls and injury from falls in long-term care settings are critical safety issues world wide within health care due to their impact on resident quality of life and health care system costs.   Up to 50% of elderly persons residing in long-term care facilities fall every year, with approximately 1.5 falls occurring per nursing home bed-years.   In order to address this patient safety issue, a national Collaborative on prevention of falls in long-term care was launched in Canada.  This initiative is being lead by a provincial nursing association with the goal of decreasing the number of falls, and injuries from falls, in residents living in long-term care settings across the country. The intent is to learn successful strategies that will have a national and global impact in resident safety. The initiative utilizes the Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BTS) quality improvement methodology, an approach which results in rapidly implemented evidence-based change interventions through local Improvement Teams based in long-term care homes. This presentation will provide an overview of the BTS methodology, including a focus on the evidence-based learning sessions, facilitated teleconferences, web-based communities of practice, and networking opportunities provided. The session will also highlight lessons learned through the use of this quality improvement approach in the long-term care sector, and identify successes and challenges encountered by the Improvement Teams, their global implications for resident safety, and impact on policy development.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleQuality Improvement in Long-Term Care: Improving Resident Safety, A Global Issueen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155475-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Quality Improvement in Long-Term Care: Improving Resident Safety, A Global Issue</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McConnell, Heather, RN, BScN, MA(Ed)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Director</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hmcconnell@rnao.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Irmajean Bajnok, RN, MSN, PhD; Cynthia Majewski, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Falls and injury from falls in long-term care settings are critical safety issues world wide within health care due to their impact on resident quality of life and health care system costs.&nbsp; &nbsp;Up to 50% of elderly persons residing in long-term care facilities fall every year, with approximately 1.5 falls occurring per nursing home bed-years. &nbsp; In order to address this patient safety issue, a national Collaborative on prevention of falls in long-term care was launched in Canada.&nbsp; This initiative is being lead by a provincial nursing association with the goal of decreasing the number of falls, and injuries from falls, in residents living in long-term care settings across the country. The intent is to learn successful strategies that will have a national and global impact in resident safety. The initiative utilizes the Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BTS) quality improvement methodology, an approach which results in rapidly implemented evidence-based change interventions through local Improvement Teams based in long-term care homes. This presentation will provide an overview of the BTS methodology, including a focus on the evidence-based learning sessions, facilitated teleconferences, web-based communities of practice, and networking opportunities provided. The session will also highlight lessons learned through the use of this quality improvement approach in the long-term care sector, and identify successes and challenges encountered by the Improvement Teams, their global implications for resident safety, and impact on policy development.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:52:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:52:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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