Stroke pathway: delivering through improvement 2009
Although this information was published a couple of years ago, I include it here as an example of what is available on QIPP – which stands for Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention
The NHS Institute supported Chief Executives and senior leadership to champion change and improvement across NHS organisations in all areas of the stroke pathway. Quality was improved by reducing mortality, time in A&E, and delay in CT. Read more at https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/qipp
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All the public health resources can be found at https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/nhs-evidence-content/public-health such as Public Health NICE Pathways – ‘bringing together all related NICE guidance and associated products in a set of interactive topic-based diagrams’. There are four Public Health pathways:
British Journal of Anaesthesia: Volume 107, Issue suppl 1 p116-126
Many anaesthesia practitioners caring for patients with a cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) lack the knowledge, experience, and requisite programming devices to independently manage these patients perioperatively. A recently updated ASA task force Practice Advisory presents expert opinion regarding the perioperative management of patients with CIEDs, and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) recently published a consensus statement on this subject in collaboration with the ASA, American Heart Association (AHA), and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).
The abstract is free and the full text article may be requested as an inter library loan.
Board governance assurance framework for aspirant foundation trusts (FTs)
To help prepare aspirant FTs to meet this competency, the Department of Health has commissioned a mandatory board assurance framework, developed in partnership with existing FTs and other stakeholders.
The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) was developed in Oxford in 1993 and has over the past ten years helped to develop an evidence based approach in health and social care, working with local, national and international partner organisations.
CASP’s workshops and resources aim to help participants put knowledge into practice by learning how to systematically formulate questions, find research evidence, appraise research evidence and act on research evidence.
One of the resources worth noting on their website – Crib Sheets
Cribsheets are core questions that aid you to critically appraise a research paper.