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CAUTI (catheter-associated UTI)
CLABSI (central line-associated bloodstream infection)
SSI (surgical site infection)
VAP (ventilator-associated pneumonia)
No QI SUMMIT 2016
) as the 40th International Hospital Federation (IHF) World Hospital Congress will be hosted in Durban from 30 October - 3 November 2016, with the theme "Addressing the Challenge of Patient-centered Care and Safety". To register, please see the
3rd annual Best Care...Always!
QI Summit 2015
- was a success, held in Cape Town alongside the
keynote and panel presentations are up!
Links to previous summits
View all the tweets which used the hashtag
writing good abstracts
LSE Impact Blog Checklist
The New Somerset Hospital team and their poster
The Aurum team at the 2015 BCA QI Summit
Since 2009, the Best care...Always! campaign has supported South(ern) African healthcare organisations as they implement specific, internationally recognised, evidence-based interventions that enhance patient safety and constitute current best practice in hospital care.
is inclusive and seeks to involve health professionals from both the private and public sectors. There is no fee to
. Participating hospitals and health professionals should be willing to make evidence-based changes at a faster pace, share ideas with others, measure results and report on progress. We are led by a representative
national task team
drawn from hospital groups, national and provincial government, NGO's and funders. A
of academic and clinical experts, including members of
clinical leadership organisations
, serves in an overall advisory capacity. We have
describing the original campaign. A
of our 202 enrolled hospitals - over 83% of all private hospital beds in South Africa, includes public hospitals in Gauteng and Western Cape.
Tweets by @bestcarealways
Previous Quality Improvement Summits
2014: The second annual Quality Improvement Summit
was hosted by
from 15 - 17 October 2014 at the HASA Conference, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.
Keynotes, podiums &
posters from 2014
Tips on creating great posters and presentations
HOW TO Guide for Quality Improvement
generously shared with us by
(PDF: 8.2 MB)
2013: Africa's first summit on Quality Improvement and Innovation in Health Care
was hosted by
in conjunction with the
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
from 28-30 October 2013 at the HASA Conference, Cape Town International Convention Centre.
View keynotes, podiums and posters for 2013 here.
BCA Learning Session 3 - June 1, 2012 (Slideshow Quicktime 2MB)
explores the problem of antibiotic resistance with film footage, stories of patients with resistant infections and interviews with experts and researchers.
said “after watching
, you won’t even think of asking your doctor for antibiotics unless you’re really sick - which is exactly how they’re meant to be used.” A trailer is available to view
SAASP Guide to Antibiotic Prescribing
New PBS documentary brings to light the reach and magnitude of antibiotic resistance - "
Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria
Extending the Cure 5 minute video on antibiotic resistance:
BCA for the Newborn:
Dr Hannes Loots of MediClinic on BCA
leadership for improvement - May 7, 2011
US Centers for Disease Control
Get Smart About Antibiotics Week
Nov 12-18, 2012
antibiotic stewardship drivers and change package
which we will use in our W Cape antibiotic stewardship workshop Nov 14, 2012
European Antibiotic Awareness Day
November 18, 2012
The BCA list of
inappropriate prophylactic antibiotics
has been updated but is still under review.
APUA survey and summary:
on antibiotic stewardship programs
SAMJ highlights Antibiotic Stewardship in an editorial
"Wake Up South Africa! The antibiotic 'horse' has bolted!"
on inappropriate ICU antibiotic prescribing practices linked with poor patient outcomes.
More on Preventing Hospital Acquired Infections
MediClinic Constantiaberg's poster presentation at the Critical Care Society congress -
Introducing the CLABSI Bundle in CCU
. Quote: "The change process can either be threatening, irritating, time wasting, duplicating OR thought provoking, challenging, empowering, creative and sustainable."
from Mediclinic Vergelegen
VAP Getting Started Kit
(with pediatric VAP guidelines) from
Safer Healthcare Now! Canada.
Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP)
ICU Daily Goals
sheets from various N American and European hospitals - useful improvement tools!
Ask me if I cleaned my hands! - 2 great
(JAMA) and 2 great videos: 10 year-old twins
to promote hand hygiene and a hospital staff
WHO's hand hygiene site for May 5 Clean Your Hands
annual campaign day
Measures and Reports
containing Welsh Safety Calendars (
aka the Southern Cross
) plus templates for days between infections, infection rates, bundle compliance
BCA monthly Hospital Report
Access the BCA Extranet to enter real-time data and monthly reports:
Workbook here to get started!
Groote Schuur Provincial Training)
to submit your data on the extranet
Our current focus is on healthcare-associated infection and antibiotic stewardship but participatory organisations have used their learning and experience from tackling these problems to go on and methodically and effectively address other patient safety and quality issues.
Catheter-associated urinary tract infection
Surgical site infection
Central line-associated bloodstream infection
We wish to acknowledge and thank the
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
as well as the Canadian
Safer Healthcare Now!
campaign for their assistance.
are provided to these and other organisations which offer extensive patient safety and improvement resources.
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