Public Sector Event

Improving Ward Round Processes And Practice

Venue: Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam Street

Date: 11 Mar 2014

Synopsis: This one day interactive event will focus on the improvement of ward round processes.
You will have the chance to hear from those who have transformed the ward round process in their organisation. They will discuss topics such as how to develop Ward Rounds to improve patient safety, managing complex information sharing, implementing a reliable ward round checklist, managing the handover process, and using the ward round to improve patient outcomes. The conference will also focus on training and educating staff in effective ward round process and practice including the use of simulation.

“Despite being a key component of daily hospital activity, ward rounds remain a much neglected part of the planning and organisation of inpatient care. There remains considerable variability in both the purposes and conduct of ward rounds, with nurses often invisible in the process. The importance of these clinical events to patients is often underestimated, along with the direct impact ward rounds have on clinical and emotional outcomes for patients” Royal College of Physicians/Royal College of Nursing, Ward Rounds in Practice, Sept 2012 “Ward Rounds are the “pit stops” of clinical care, and require as much study and optimisation as a Formula One team would put into their pit stop routines. I hope you will go away from the conference enthusiastic to start to optimise your rounds. Your patients deserve it!” Dr Gordon Caldwell, Consultant Physician and Clinical Tutor, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust speaking at Healthcare Conferences Ward Rounds Conference. “Ward Rounds are the most essential component of inpatient care processes. Ward rounds are a highly complex process, yet often conducted in noisy, crowded environments, and subject to frequent interruptions and other distractions. Many important decisions are made very rapidly. The potential for error is considerable. Basic standards in written inpatient prescriptions are poor, resulting in considerable risk to patients, as well as waste of nursing and pharmacists time trying to get errors corrected.” Dr Gordon Caldwell, Consultant Physician and Clinical Tutor, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust speaking to the NHS Institute.


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