Getting Started in the BCA Focus Areas
Most of the original BCA content which helped hospitals get started are listed here or can be found in this archive.
The basics - BCA bundles
Systematic, evidence-based approaches to HAI reduction, antibiotic stewardship and other focus areas.
Self-Study & Workshop Materials
This workbook has step-by-step instructions to create Welsh Safety Crosses, Days Between Infection & Infection Rate Graphs as well as Individual Bundle Element Compliance and Overall Patient Compliance Graphs. You will need to open the Example Data Worksheet and the Example Report Template on your computer to complete the exercises as you go through the workbook. The Welsh Cross handout to count the number of infections per month, and the Example Audit Form will be used to score process measures to input data for the process graphs – Individual Bundle Element and Overall Bundle Compliance. If you are teaching a group, the included agenda and feedback form may be useful.
Best Care Always Graphs Workbook download
BCA Example Data Worksheet download
BCA Example Report Template download
BCA Welsh Cross 3 Month Example Data Handout download
BCA Example VAP Audit Form with Data Handout download
Example VAP Audit Tool download
Feedback Form download
Measurement is key to improvement!
Michele Youngleson’s Basics of Measurement for QI
Additional and Advanced Content
These files represent the content from various BCA Learning Sessions. They represent a mix of content and sources: some are original BCA content, some are from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and others have a mix of local and external content. They are available for use by any hospital or other health care organisation to promote learning and improvement. Please acknowledge the source.