Quality Improvement: Embedding a culture of QI

Part of the RCPCH Conference and exhibition 2019
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ICC Birmingham
United Kingdom

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Chair: Dr Peter Lachman, Chief Executive, International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua)

1430-1500    Broad system improvement, Dr Jonny Taitz, Director of Paediatric Patient Safety at the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission, Australia

1500-1510    Can introduction of a hypothermia bundle reduce hypothermia in the newborns? Dr Mazin Al-Shamari, G09

1510-1520    Stop the Seizure: Improving the Management of Convulsive Status Epilepticus, Dr Audrey Ker Shin Soo, G10

1520-1530    Phototherapy at home for the treatment of neonatal jaundice – An innovative, patient centered Pilot Project, Dr Devangi Thakkar, G11)

1530-1550     The paediatric diabetes QI collaborative: national programme for sustainable improvement, Dr Fiona Campbell, Paediatric Diabetes Consultant, Leeds Children’s Hospital                      

1550-1620     Refreshment break, exhibition and poster viewing

CHAIR:    Dr Peter Lachman 

1620-1640    Ireland SAFE programme: national pilot of a team-based patient safety intervention approach Dr Rachel McDonnell

1640-1650    Avoiding Term Admissions into Neonatal Units: A Quality Improvement Project, Dr Laura Croucher, G12

1650-1700    Quality Improvement Project: Parent administration of medication in a tertiary neonatal unit, Dr Cara Cochrane, G13

1700-1710    Quality Improvement: improving management of Paediatrics Sepsis in busy district general hospital, Dr Sanjay Rawal, G14

1710-1720     An extra midwife visit on day 3 for all first time breastfeeding mothers in the community significantly reduces the rate of presentation to the emergency department (A&E) and postnatal ward (PNW) in babies, Dr Svitena Dimitrova, G15 

1720-1730    Improving Vitamin D supplementation in children with epilepsy prescribed anti-epileptic medication with the use of Quality Improvement Methodology, Dr Maura Scott, G16

1730-1740    Quality Improvement Techniques used by a multi-disciplinary diabetes team, to improve patient care by targeted focus on service development, Dr Nivedita Aswani, G17

1740-1745    Summary by Chair and Dr Jonny Taitz


  • Improving delayed follow up appointments in Community Paediatric Service using QI (Quality Improvement ) Methodology Dr Sabena Gopinathan, G18(P) 
  • Standardisation of hip surveillance in cerebral palsy- a new approach, Dr Beena Kurup, G19(P) 
  • Clinicians’ engagement with coding: Improved documentation in discharge summaries and income recovery, K Sujay Manoharan, G20(P) 
  • Prescribing errors on a general paediatric ward: What’s next? Dr Karnika Raja, G21(P) 
  • The evaluation of an innovative family-centred respiratory syncytial virus prevention programme to prevent bronchiolitis in vulnerable infants, Dr Darren Cameron, G22(P) 
  • Improving annual reviews for children with complex needs in community paediatrics, Dr Hannah Zhu, G23(P) 
  • Out with the old, sim in the new, Dr Colin Wong, G24(P) 
  • RCPCH National Diabetes Quality Improvement [QI] Initiative: our journey so far, Dr Carrie MacKenzie, G25(P) 
  • To reduce the incidence of hypothermia to   < 10% in babies delivered through caesarean  secon and with gestaonal age > 32 weeks. Over period of 6 months.Through QI approaches, Dr SivaRami Reddy Alladu Venkata, G26(P) 
  • A Bit About Me: Improving patient-centered care in Paediatric Intensive Care Units, Improving delayed follow up appointments in Community Paediatric Service using QI (Quality Improvement ) Methodology Dr Sabena Gopinathan, G18(P) 
    Standardisation of hip surveillance in cerebral palsy- a new approach, Dr Beena Kurup, G19(P) 
    Clinicians’ engagement with coding: Improved documentation in discharge summaries and income recovery, K Sujay Manoharan, G20(P) 
  • A Bit About Me: Improving patient-centered care in Paediatric Intensive Care Units, Dr Claire Stewart, G27(P) 
  • “Wipe and Wait”: improving skin cleansing and line access technique to reduce serious blood stream infections in a neonatal intensive care setting, Dr Helen Groves, G28(P) 
  • “Bringing the Curriculum to Life”, Dr Akudo Okereafor, G29(P) 
  • Transcutaneous bilirubin levels >250µmol in the community: Feasible and safe pathway with community midwives obtaining heel prick samples for serum bilirubin, Dr James Brighouse, G30(P) 
  • Reducing the Trauma of Lumbar Punctures Using Simulation, Dr Claire Watterson, G31(P) 
  • Ain’t No Party Like A Journal Club Party, Dr Susan Wallace, G32(P) 
  • Improving the pathway for management of babies with antenatal hydronephrosis in a district general hospital, Dr Karnika Raja, G33(P) 
  • Changing practice – a quality improvement project, Dr Rebecca Dack, G34(P) 
  • Gestational age bracket prescribing to reduce time to vitamin K administration, Dr Rose Marion, G35(P)
  • The Hub: gaining momentum - trainees driving improvement in regional communication, Dr Alice Lelliott, G36(P) 
  • Family Centred Neonatal Care: Ensuring the 24 hour Parent Consultation NNAP Metric, Dr Magdalena Fuller, G37(P) 
  • The Asthma Big Room: Improving childhood asthma management, Dr Charles Coughlan, G38(P) Id 904
  • Using mobile Direct Observation Therapy to improve asthma inhaler technique, Mr Charles Southey, G39(P) 
  • MDT safety briefing in a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit: a 4 year evaluation of implementation and safety trends, Dr Rachel McGalliard, G40(P) 
  • The Use of Peer Design in the Development of Educational Resources for Adolescent Type 1 Diabetes Patients, Mr Jacob Nathan, G41(P)
  • Please reconcile, don’t wait a while! Mrs Ashifa Trivedi, G42(P)
    RCPCH QI Diabetes Collaborative: Improving the Clinic Experience, Dr Vellore Abitha Kujambal, G43(P) 
    A Quality Improvement Project for safe and standardised central line insertion on PICU, Dr Alice Thompson, G44(P
  • A Quality Improvement Project to Develop an Emergency Neonatal Intubation Flowchart, Dr Simon Jackson, G45(P)
  • Patient facing Pharmacist Reduces Length of Stay for Paediatric Short Stay Patients, Mrs Joanne Crook, G46(P) 
  • Improving documentation of intubation on two tertiary neonatal units, Dr Alice A Metcalf, G47(P)
  • Informed and empowered: Innovative use of technology to improve patient’s experience, Dr Giedre Kayello, G48(P)
  • Effect of an educational intervention on compliance with red blood cell transfusion thresholds in neonates, Dr Rishil Patel, G49(P) 
  • ‘Together clinics’: Joint integrated clinic between a Paediatric consultant and GP in primary care - impact on paediatric care, Dr Marianne Leach, G50(P) 
  • Can Bringing Children and Older People Together, in an Acute Hospital Setting, Bring Beneficial Effects to All those Involved? Dr Charlotte Lance,G51(P) 
  • Reducing prescribing errors with the use of noise-cancelling headphones in a tertiary neonatal unit, Dr Jenna Deeming, G52(P) 
  • Leading the way with Nurse Led Discharges, Dr Jyothi Srinivas, G53(P)
  • Using quality improvement methodology to implement a Short Stay Admission policy for children in a Quaternary Scottish Paediatric Hospital, Miss A Wijngaard, G54(P)
  • The DNA Dilemma: A QIP to Decrease Inefficiency Caused by DNAs in Community Paediatrics Outpatient Clinics, Dr Gregory Landon, G55(P) 
  • Meeting NICE guidelines for time to antibiotic administration in infants: a quality improvement project, Dr Genevieve Southgate, G56(P) 
  • Nurses Leading The Way: Assessing The Impact Of A Nurse-Led Neutropenic Sepsis Pathway On Achieving The “Golden Hour” in a Paediatric Emergency Department, Dr Lucy Rose Jefferson, G57(P) 
  • Using NASA techniques to improve the experience for patients discharged on IV antibiotics from the paediatric ED or ward and to create cost and time savings for the NHS and families, Dr Daniel Son, G58(P) 
  • Using Mindful Yoga to Improve the Emotional Well-Being of Young People at a Hospital School, Dr Natalie Nobar, G59(P) 
  • Quality improvement project aiming to reduce prescribing errors and, hence, the number of medication related incidents,  Dr Saraniga Gugathas, G60(P) 
  • Nusinersen Administration – the oncology intrathecal way, Dr Wynn Aung, G61(P) 
  • Assessing confidence and gaps in clinical care amongst Foundation Trainees faced with a rotation in Tertiary Neonatal Medicine with implementation of means to improve these areas for future cohorts: a Quality Improvement Project, Dr Roger Deering, G63(P) 
  • What evidence is available to support the development of a regional specialist neuro-rehabilitation outreach service? Dr A Bhowaneedin, G64(P) 
  • A collaborative project with medical students to develop a weekend play scheme improving patient experience on the general paediatric ward, Dr Emma Dyer, G65(P)
  • Improving care of LTV Children : Use of RAG approach for effective workload management, Dr Molla Imaduddin Ahmed, G66(P) 
  • Improving care of LTV children : Virtual clinics, Dr Molla Imaduddin Ahmed, G67(P)
  • Facing the future together? A review of the GP hotline, Dr Elizabeth Simmie, G68(P) 
  • A quality improvement project to improve Paediatric Diabetic services transition process, Dr Ishwarya Sadasivam, G69(P) 
  • Reducing Unnecessary Blood Taking in the NICU - A Quality Improvement Project, Dr Helen McDermott, G70(P) 
  • Promoting Normal Admission Temperature for Neonates, Dr Rishel Patel, G71(P) 
  • Refining the Discharge Summary: Practical, Clinical and Financial Implications, Dr Jonathan Searle, G72(P) 
  • The 'MoTHER' score - an evidence based assessment of predicting trainee confidence on return to work after maternity leave, Dr Elizabeth van Boxel, G73(P) 
  • Improving paediatric prescribing confidence in non-paediatricians, Dr U Banerjee, G74(P)
  • Gastrostomy site problems : what, who, how and why? Dr K Nichols, G75(P)
  • Paediatric Patient Portals; Variations in Perception of Benefit and Risk Amongst Key Stakeholders, Dr Matthew Neame, G76(P)
  • Paediatric Registrar Review Clinic: Improving Efficiency and Attendance, Dr Chun Lim, G77(P)
  • NICE guidance -  auditing the hard to reach parts, Dr Vivienne Campbell, G78(P)

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