Dec 182014
 
Sarah Puntoni

Sarah Puntoni

Like you, the title of this blog is a sentence I never thought I’d be saying, but, in a roundabout sort of way, it turns out that Mr Potato Head can teach us a thing or two about applying PDSA cycles.

Still not convinced? Let’s take a look at the reasons why, starting from the beginning.

I first came across the idea of using Mr Potato Head for PDSA cycles when discussing different exercises used by our Improving Quality Together (IQT) leads.

So, last week it was my turn to get Mr Potato Head out of his cardboard box for the session I was leading on person-centred care with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screeners. The task? For groups to assemble him mirroring the image in front of them, which you can see below.

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May 022014
 
Angela Williams

Angela Williams

During the recent International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, I facilitated a specialty poster focus group themed on record keeping. It was thought-provoking to hear different views on the latest ways to combat the everyday issues of ineffective record keeping.

Throughout the tour, the delegates heard a range of ideas, from the small and simple, to the more ambitious and innovative. The overarching message from each passionate presenter was the same, though; we need to make things work better for the benefit of the patient. What was clear is that this issue is still problematic, and not specific to one profession alone.

 Mike Davidge and me at the Quality Forum

Mike Davidge and me at the Quality Forum

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