6 July 2011
HQIP has launched a dedicated online learning area of its website, designed to offer a range of free-to-use clinical audit learning packages with specific themes and/or audiences.
The first two products in the series have been produced for HQIP by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and Healthcare Quality Quest (HQQ) and are entitled ‘Intermediate level clinical audit training for clinicians' and ‘Transforming Clinical Audit Data into Quality Improvements' respectively.
A further three online learning packages have been commissioned and are scheduled to be available by the end of 2011. The tools feature a range of presentation and audio-visual styles. Overviews of the first two projects are detailed below.
“HQIP has a fundamental and ongoing commitment to providing the best education and guidance resources for clinical audit,” commented HQIP quality improvement and development lead Kate Godfrey. “These two packages more than fulfill that commitment and we very much look forward to further additions.”
Overviews of HQIP online learning resources:
Overview: Intermediate level clinical audit training for clinicians
This package is comprised of four complimentary sessions. Covering 1-2 hours study time, these four elements are: 1 - Thinking about doing clinical audit; 2 - Identifying and collecting data; 3 - Analysing and interpreting data; 4 - Feedback and changing practice.
Overview: Transforming Clinical Audit Data into Quality Improvements
The covers the stages in clinical audit once the audit has been designed and data collected, outlining what to do to transform the data into tangible improvements in care.
The package consists of slide presentations with voice-overs. The package has and introduction and six modules, each taking 30-45 minutes to complete: 1 - Checking clinical audit findings; 2 - Reporting clinical audit findings; 3 - Analysing variation in clinical practice; 4 - Analysing shortcomings in patient care; 5 - Planning and taking the right actions to achieve improvement; 6 - Checking if improvement was achieved.
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