The aim of these guidelines is to make sure that people with learning disabilities are able to access high quality healthcare when attending hospital for diagnostic investigations or treatment/care, and that reasonable adjustments are made as required. Each person with learning disabilities should then have a positive patient experience as a result.
This ‘care bundle’ will help healthcare organisations to be consistently alert to, and to respond to, the needs of people with learning disabilities, and their families and carers, when they access general hospital services.
This page outlines the national Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Programme for England. It outlines commissioning pathways and other clinical networks and the establishment of local and national data collection.
The programme also aims to develop sustainable clinical tools, information and levers and prioritise patient empowerment. These will be made available from this website.
This step-by-step guide for healthcare professionals supports them to lead improvements to implement venous thromboembolism prevention. It includes background reading, talking points for stakeholders, suggested metrics and a framework for improvement and interventions. Supported by a webinar and powerpoint slideset it is a wide-ranging resource for healthcare professionals globally working in this area.
This printable poster developed by Healthcare Improvement Scotland displays a safety cross to be placed in a public area (e.g. ward measures board). The aim is to provide an ‘at a glance’ view of the number of patients/clients who are developing a pressure ulcer in that ward/care home. Having this highly visible marker helps teams think about the changes needed to result in an improvement.
The On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care Program was funded by AHRQ to improve nursing home care. The focus is on prevention and timely treatment during routine care. It provides access to tools which help document pressure ulcer healing and treatments. Reports to help monitor the healing process have been developed as part of the expansion of the On-Time Quality Improvement Program.