After the success of the Rapid Process Improvement Workshop (RPIW) on Maple Ward at CIC in November last year, a second workshop has now been carried out, this time for Ward 4 at WCH.
The workshop ran from the 13-16 February and the main focus of the week was to aim to reduce the number of pressure ulcers on the ward.
The workshop provided a very intensive four-day improvement plan and an opportunity for staff to take some time to discuss the main obstacles they face on the ward within their day-to-day role and how these could be reduced as well as to improve inefficiencies and provide staff with more time for patient care. There were discussions around improvement methods such as the Cumbria Production System, and staff from Ward 4 and other areas of the hospital worked together on delivering initial actions over the 4 days and creating an action plan for follow up work.
The week was a great success, and in addition to developing a plan to improve the main target around pressure ulcers, a number of improvement areas were identified and delivered including: an overhaul of the ward filing system and the removal of unnecessary documents leading to a saving of nursing time; £1000 of equipment redistributed to other hospital areas, and the introduction of an additional area for medical staff to carry out their administrative duties.
A video of the results of the workshop will be available on the CLIC website in the coming weeks.
We will continue to roll out these workshops and the next RPIW will be held in April at CIC.