Building a culture of quality at the centre of our service

Caroline Conneely, Dr. Steeven’s Hospital, Ireland

A unique approach to implementing quality improvement in decontamination
Quality improvement (QI) is the combined and unceasing efforts of everyone to make the changes that will lead to better patient outcomes. In 2017 the Quality Improvement Division took a unique approach to improving the quality of decontamination services by developing a Foundation Programme with the aim of building capacity and capability in Quality Improvement methodologies among decontamination practitioners. The aim of the Foundation Programme for Quality Improvement in Decontamination Practice is to provide an evidence based curriculum that supports the development of QI knowledge and skills that can be used to guide the planning and delivery of services away from crisis management and move towards proactive service improvement.
This article explains the steps that were taken and summarises the concept as well as the outcome.

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Publication Date: 08.11.2018

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Corresponding author:
Caroline Conneely Quality Improvement Division, Health Service Executive, Dr. Steeven’s Hospital, Steeven’s Lane, Eircode D08 W2A8 Ireland

Citation of this article:
Conneely C. Building a culture of quality at the centre of our service. Zentr Steril 2018; 26 (5): 312–315..

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