This case example shows how the team at Newnham Court Equine implemented a surgical safety checklist to improve patient safety. Completion of the checklist is monitored through regular auditing.
This award-winning case example shows how post-operative neutering complications were monitored using the National Audit for Small Animal Neutering. Complications were cut down by half by assessing hygiene and post-operative care guidelines.
This case example shows how Sandra Hunt and her team at The Laurels performed an audit to see if post-operative temperatures were being taken in practice. Once they had identified their in-house benchmark, they then set out to improve, and re-audit to measure their improvement.
This case example shows how Kay Lockwood, from Riversbrook Veterinary Group, performed an audit to see if feline patients were receiving local anaesthetic nerve blocks when having dental extractions.
This case example shows how Holly Warrilow RVN performed several audits over short periods to identify whether patient temperatures were being taken during the peri-operative period and to implement improvements to benefit patient care within the same period. Holly was awarded Highly Commended in the 2020 Knowledge Awards for her QI initiative.
This audit was inspired after the practice purchased a warm air circulating blanket for anaesthetic procedures, prompting the team to perform a process audit to ensure that the equipment was being utilised, and an outcome audit to see if the equipment was having a positive effect on patient care and recovery.