Thursday, 23 August 2012
A day conference organised by 1000 Lives Plus in collaboration with RCN Wales will equip nurses caring for elderly people and residential care home staff to further improve the care they offer to vulnerable and frail people.
Small Changes, Big Impact will introduce nurses and care home staff to the internationally recognised quality improvement methodology, which underpins the 1000 Lives Plus programme, to establish new ways of working to improve client care.
The event will focus on four areas to illustrate the use of the methodology in situations where nurses have contributed significantly to successful improvements. The areas are:
- Transforming Care
- Reducing urinary catheter acquired infection
- Prevention of pressure sores
- Reducing inappropriate use of anti-psychotic medicines for individuals with dementia
All delegates will receive a copy of ‘The 1000 Lives Plus Quality Improvement Guide, Nursing Edition’.
“Nurses are often very aware of potential areas where small changes will have a big impact on patient care,” says Martin Semple, Associate Director (Professional Practice), RCN Wales.
“With more elderly people receiving nursing care in nursing and residential care homes than in hospitals, it is very important that nurses employed in these locations are equipped to change systems and processes and evaluate those changes to ensure they are improving the care that people receive.
“We want all nurses to feel confident that they can make a difference in their workplace using the 1000 Lives Plus methodology, to deliver the levels of care that their patients or clients want and need.”
Please note: booking closes on Thursday 30 August. Those interested in attending are advised to book one of the few remaining places as soon as possible.
Small Changes, Big Impact takes place on Thursday 13 September, 2012 from 9.00am to 4.45pm at RCN Wales, Ty Maeth, King George V Drive East, Cardiff, CF14 4XZ.
Source: 1000 Lives Plus