Series 4: Episode 1: What is a guideline?

The Quality Improvement (QI) Boxset will allow you to learn about Quality Improvement with small bite-sized episodes of content. Just like streaming services, you can scroll and pick and choose what you want to watch or listen to. 

This episode:

  • Explains what guidelines are and why they are important in practice.
  • Explains the important difference between guidelines and protocols.

Guidelines Course

Guidelines Course

CPD: 20 minutes

In this course you will learn how guidelines can assist with decision making to improve the quality of care we deliver, and how you can develop guidelines for your practice. 

Why we need guidelines in veterinary practice

Why we need guidelines in veterinary practice

CPD: 25 minutes

In this webinar, Pam Mosedale chats to Laura Playforth about what guidelines are and why they are important in veterinary practice.



When is a guideline not a guideline? When it's a protocol!

When is a guideline not a guideline? When it's a protocol!

CPD: 10 minutes

In this webinar, Pam Mosedale talks through the important difference between guidelines and protocols.

Why involving the team in writing guidelines is important

Why involving the team in writing guidelines is important

CPD: 15 minutes

Read our QI Feature to understand why it is important to involve the team in writing guidelines. 

This is article twenty-one in RCVS Knowledge's series of features on patient safety, clinical human factors, and the principles and associated themes of Quality Improvement (QI).

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