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Broken systems? Fix them

8 Apr 2024

How often could something you are doing at work be simplified, improved, or adjusted to better meet the health needs of individuals or the community? Be honest. Sometimes, it can feel to you and your clients that things could be simpler, smoother or have better outcomes – if only someone would change that one annoying step or process. Maybe that someone is you!

In the busy­ness of every day in the clin­ic, it can be dif­fi­cult to see oppor­tu­ni­ties to make the sys­tems and process­es used to deliv­er health care eas­i­er, safer and more sus­tain­able. Good ideas, col­lab­o­ra­tion and some­times small tweaks can improve the qual­i­ty and safe­ty of the ser­vice and health out­comes. Some­times even a small change can help every­body have a bet­ter experience. 

The biggest bar­ri­ers to change are know­ing the out­come you want to see and tak­ing the first steps. Mak­ing improve­ments takes col­lab­o­ra­tion. Start by speak­ing with col­leagues and clients about their pri­or­i­ties and how things could be better.

Once you have a goal, you have an improve­ment project that every­one can sup­port and con­tribute to, and you can begin your qual­i­ty improve­ment journey.

For guid­ance on con­tin­u­ing your qual­i­ty improve­ment process, CRANAplus has devel­oped the free mod­ule, Remote Area Clin­i­cal Gov­er­nance Guide, as a brief intro­duc­tion to clin­i­cal gov­er­nance and qual­i­ty improve­ment con­cepts. Designed for all health ser­vice staff, includ­ing clin­i­cians, it has resources to sup­port you in imple­ment­ing clin­i­cal gov­er­nance sys­tems and improv­ing your rur­al or remote health ser­vice. Ful­ly explor­ing this mod­ule will take around two hours and, along with your learn­ing reflec­tion, will con­tribute to your CPD.

Access the free mod­ule, Remote Area Clin­i­cal Gov­er­nance Guide.

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Share your suc­cess story

Have you or your team imple­ment­ed qual­i­ty improve­ments in your rur­al or remote health work­place that may be inspir­ing to your col­leagues? Keep an eye out, CRANAplus will soon be accept­ing abstracts for CRANAplus’ 2024 Remote Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery Con­fer­ence.