Advancing Quality (AQ) is a North West Quality Improvement initiative devised of evidence based care bundles for specific clinical focus areas.
The AQ Pneumonia Improvement Group made up of doctors, nurses and a pharmacist devised a pocket size ‘Quick Reference Guide’ to support frontline staff provide the ‘right care at the right time’ for every pneumonia patient who presented at Emergency Department and Acute Medical Unit.
These cards are distributed to all new doctors & nurses to ED and AMU.
The feedback received is positive.
“The pocket side prompt card saves us time by avoiding looking up appropriate antibiotics on the intranet.”
“The card provides staff with the necessary evidence based activities to improve patient outcomes. It’s useful to have as a prompt – we have so much to remember”