Turning Quality Upside Down: Using a Perfect Storm to Change the Quality Performance Culture

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202282
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Turning Quality Upside Down: Using a Perfect Storm to Change the Quality Performance Culture
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Practitioners often perceive care delivered as “excellent” whereas regulatory agencies expect “perfect” care.  “A perfect storm is a convergence of independent events that form an environment never experienced before” (Fields, 2006). Three prevailing winds or barriers to exemplary blood and blood product administration practice, “failure to see,” “failure to move,” and “failure to finish” converged to create the perfect storm that threatened our culture of excellence (Kerfoot, 2010).   Evidence supporting “perfect” blood product administration practice was collected during a 24 week period.  An organizational culture of transparency broke through staff “failure to see” the need for change.  Clinical audits mitigated “failure to move” by making the “perfect” clinical practice destination clear for all departments.  Audits created movement to ensure staff adhered to the “no failure” regulatory and professional blood administration standards related to consent,  verification, documentation, teaching and adverse reactions (Patel, 2010).  Fatigue inherent to “failure to finish” was diminished through motivating and energizing champions of change placed to reinforce, encourage and reward professional accountability.  Sixteen patient care areas audited 100% (n = 2638 units) of blood products administered for adherence to regulatory standards between June 11 and December 1, 2010. “No failure” or “perfect” care was no deviation from regulatory standard without exception.  “Perfect” care was hardwired and enculturated into clinical practice by week 18.  A “perfect storm” environment brought about redesign of leadership roles, performance measures and professional accountability. Utilizing a detailed auditing strategy led to a no-fail practice culture and global improvements in blood administration safety throughout a healthcare system. References Fields, M.  (2006). Perfect storm.  BizEd, January/February, 34 – 37. Kerfoot, K. (2010). Good is not good enough: the culture of low expectations and the leader's challenge. Pediatric Nursing, 36(4), 216-217. Patel, S. (2010). Achieving quality assurance through clinical audit. Nursing Management - UK, 17(3), 28-35.
Keywords:
Accountability; Cultural transformation; Quality
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTurning Quality Upside Down: Using a Perfect Storm to Change the Quality Performance Cultureen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202282-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Practitioners often perceive care delivered as “excellent” whereas regulatory agencies expect “perfect” care.  “A perfect storm is a convergence of independent events that form an environment never experienced before” (Fields, 2006). Three prevailing winds or barriers to exemplary blood and blood product administration practice, “failure to see,” “failure to move,” and “failure to finish” converged to create the perfect storm that threatened our culture of excellence (Kerfoot, 2010).   Evidence supporting “perfect” blood product administration practice was collected during a 24 week period.  An organizational culture of transparency broke through staff “failure to see” the need for change.  Clinical audits mitigated “failure to move” by making the “perfect” clinical practice destination clear for all departments.  Audits created movement to ensure staff adhered to the “no failure” regulatory and professional blood administration standards related to consent,  verification, documentation, teaching and adverse reactions (Patel, 2010).  Fatigue inherent to “failure to finish” was diminished through motivating and energizing champions of change placed to reinforce, encourage and reward professional accountability.  Sixteen patient care areas audited 100% (n = 2638 units) of blood products administered for adherence to regulatory standards between June 11 and December 1, 2010. “No failure” or “perfect” care was no deviation from regulatory standard without exception.  “Perfect” care was hardwired and enculturated into clinical practice by week 18.  A “perfect storm” environment brought about redesign of leadership roles, performance measures and professional accountability. Utilizing a detailed auditing strategy led to a no-fail practice culture and global improvements in blood administration safety throughout a healthcare system. References Fields, M.  (2006). Perfect storm.  BizEd, January/February, 34 – 37. Kerfoot, K. (2010). Good is not good enough: the culture of low expectations and the leader's challenge. Pediatric Nursing, 36(4), 216-217. Patel, S. (2010). Achieving quality assurance through clinical audit. Nursing Management - UK, 17(3), 28-35.en_GB
dc.subjectAccountabilityen_GB
dc.subjectCultural transformationen_GB
dc.subjectQualityen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:19:56Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:19:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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