This improvement report from the Ulster Hospital, Belfast details a four week educational programme delivered, initially on a pilot ward, to doctors, nurses, nursing assistants and pharmacists. AKI recognition and implementation of the 'ABCDE' checklist were measured.
Improve the effectiveness and patient-centredness in the management of people with mild-to-moderate kidney disease in primary care
The intervention was a care bundle for chronic kidney disease - a common complication of poorly controlled diabetes. The bundle included three evidence-based, high impact interventions based on National Institute for Care Excellence (NICE, 2008) guidance, with an additional and novel self-management element.
Improving the quality of care for patients with type 1 diabetes: dose adjustment for normal eating (DAFNE)
Dose adjustment for normal eating’ (DAFNE) is a 5-day structured education programme for adults with type 1 diabetes that provides the knowledge and skills required for insulin adjustment on a meal-by-meal basis, within a safe environment.
Women with diabetes are two to four times more likely to give birth to a baby with an abnormality, and five times as likely as women without diabetes to experience a stillbirth. Effective preconception care improves outcomes, but nationally only a third of women access this care.
This improvement report documents the development of a medication review tool, based on the evidence based “STOPP” (screening tool of older persons’ potentially inappropriate prescriptions) for routine use with elderly patiens across all sections of care.
The QIPP collection provides users with practical case studies that address the quality and productivity challenge in health and social care. All examples submitted are evaluated by NICE.
This case study describes Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's project to improve pre-pregnancy care (PPC) in patients with diabetes.