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Clinical Governance: Improving The Quality Of Healthcare For by Mary Gottwald, Gail Lansdown

By Mary Gottwald, Gail Lansdown

This can be an obtainable and sensible consultant to scientific governance in healthcare, designed to assist practitioners and scholars carry greater care to patients.

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2013). This is supported by Boesch et al. (2012), whose work Quality: the key issues 33 centred on the reduction of tracheostomy-related pressure ulcers (TRPUs). They found that the introduction of a quality improvement programme using a rapid-cycle Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) framework resulting in the implementation of a clinical bundle significantly reduced the incidence of TRPUs in their ventilator unit. A further quality improvement (QI) project was undertaken by Visscher et al. (2013), who aimed to reduce PUs in their ICUs by 50%.

2011), and until the 1990s, MRSA mainly infected people with frequent attendance at healthcare facilities (healthcare associated MRSA or HA-MRSA). Hudson et al. (2011) state that the rate of HA-MRSA (symptomatic and asymptomatic) in general hospital populations in the United States is 6–21%, with 9–24% infections in ICUs. Since the 1990s, however, community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) has become more prevalent and causes infection in young children and adults Quality: the key issues 27 who have not had previous contact with healthcare facilities.

As an occupational therapist a priority of mine was to facilitate patients to be able to dress themselves independently. One of my patients explained to me that although they could get dressed without any assistance, it would take hours and leave them exhausted, so they would prefer to employ someone to dress them. By paying someone it enabled this patient to spend their time engaged more purposively in their hobbies. This illustrates how my priorities were different from the patient’s. Bond and Magill (2010:330) identify other examples where priorities between the professional and service user differ.

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