The Advancing Quality Alliance (Aqua) developed a collaborative approach to support organisations to improve their early recognition of the deteriorating patient. The programme combined theory, practical application and group discussions to support learning. The programme was delivered across three days over nine months; coaching teams in the application and delivery of Quality Improvement (QI) approaches to improve the early detection of deteriorating patients.
Teams identified a particular aspect of deterioration they wished to explore worked and learned together. Each participating team developed a core skill set to understand and influence behaviours and approaches applicable in daily practices to support improvements.
At the end of the programme there were seven examples of safety improvement ideas on the deteriorating patient shared.
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