Sustainability in pressure care quality improvement models
The importance of sustainability in pressure care quality improvement models for long term care settings (ltcs).
Care homes, Nursing homes and Hospices, have often said to me they feel out the loop when it comes to quality improvement models for pressure care. This can be the case with any NHS or NHSI improvement model, where filtering this support through to LTCs can often be slow. Resources often begin with community providers or acute sector and allied health professionals, with many LTCs budget being private of from CCGs and local authority.
Real improvement is more than mattresses or care plans alone, it requires a change of culture and behaviour with a well lead team.
Getting sustainability for QI work is a challenge across all organisations where there is fragmentation of services and multi-site providers.
As a QI lead for pressure ulcers and a CQC Specialist advisor for LTCs, I see this a lot where there are pockets of great practice but often may not translate to other homes.
It can be a real challenge starting a ‘Journey to Outstanding’ for pressure care and is very difficult as a one person job. Real improvement is more than mattresses and care plans alone and requires a change of culture and behaviour with a ‘well lead’ team.
For more information on the OSKA™ Driver diagram for LTCs for PU QI improvement, culture of change programme through RCA training and how you can access support and sharing or experiences via the LTC champion network contact me.
Best of luck...
to the Amesbury Abbey group who have signed up to partnership, received training and launched there QI SSKIN bundle this week. We will be supporting them all the way.
If you need clinical advice feel free to contact me here at OSKA™.