Samantha Thompson, RVN and Post-Registration Programme Manager for the Linnaeus Group, discusses her post-operative hypothermia audit and how the team used the results to make changes within practice.
Once you have your infection control guidelines in place, how do you know if they are helping to improve your patient, client, and practice team’s safety?
Meghan Conroy, RVN, discusses her case example, which looks at the prevalence of ear cytology performed before and after antibiotic treatment across her practices.
Lou the Vet Nurse takes over the RCVS Knowledge Facebook site for a discussion about clinical audit, how to get started in practice, how to keep engaged and getting help along the way (recorded 5th November 2019).
This award-winning case example shows how Angela Rayner, CVS PLC, completed audits into the recording of methadone and ketamine which resulted in improvements within the practice group.
When the dispensing protocol was not being followed, Charlotte Hartley REVN performed a process audit and changed protocols to improve compliance and help avoid dispensing errors.
This case example shows the national audit undertaken on clinical incidents throughout PDSA. By identifying where incidents were reported, the organisation could identify where they needed to focus their efforts on to make changes and create improvements.
This case example shows how Kay Lockwood, from Riversbrook Veterinary Group, performed an audit to measure and monitor antibiotic use during dental extractions.
This case example shows how one practice implemented a peripheral catheter care checklist and monitored its use and effectiveness through clinical audit.
Vets Now Referrals Glasgow was highly commended for its clinical audit which assessed adherence to WHO handwashing guidelines.
This case example shows how Gillivervet Equine Practice performed a process audit on the completion of dental charts after dental examinations.
This case example shows how Vale Vets performed a hygiene audit through self-assessment to maintain a just culture and to identify any at-risk areas and further training required.
This case example shows how the team at The Laurels initiated a clinical audit to monitor hand hygiene and compliance to uniform protocols within the practice.
This award-winning case example shows how Plymouth Veterinary Group created guidelines for performing cytology on patients presenting with ear pathology, utilising the whole teams’ skillset to improve the patient journey for a common and often persistent presentation.
This case example shows the initial audit of equine practice and its postoperative equine castration complications.
This award-winning case example shows how Louise Northway completed an audit to look for trends and complications that could be addressed for improvements to patient care.
This award-winning case example shows how the Vets Now Macclesfield team conducted quarterly audits to improve general anaesthetic monitoring in an emergency setting. As a result, the practice suffered zero patient deaths or significant events related to anaesthesia or sedation.
This case example shows the national process audit undertaken after implementing a national pain protocol at PDSA. By identifying which areas had successfully implemented the change, assistance could be provided to those that required further support.
This case example shows the national audit undertaken on cruciate surgical outcomes at PDSA. By auditing patient outcomes, PDSA could identify whether the current surgical technique offered was suitable, and implement a simple but effective technique to reduce the number of patients lost-to-follow-up.
This case example shows how Vale Vets performed a post-operative complication audit on neutered cats and dogs to identify where any improvements were required.