The Otorhinolaryngologist has been accredited by ENT-UK for the purposes of providing ENT specialists with online eLearning Continuing Professional development.The content of the publication covers a range of CPD related topics including "Clinical reviews", "Operative techniques", "Case reports" and a "Trainees section". The articles are all peer-reviewed.
APPROVED CPD CENTRE.
Satisfactory completion of the CPD assessment related to any SINGLE article, that is attaining a minimum threshold of 70% correct responses, will permit the participant to download a certificate of CPD completion, with an indication of 1 hour CPD activity. Clinicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Staff engagement is key to implementing change, especially for tracheostomy care, where leaders influence multidisciplinary teams from different specialties and sites. Improving Tracheostomy Care Quality Improvement program guided 20 diverse UK sites in implementing the resources of the Global Tracheostomy (QI) Collaborative. The NoMAD instrument is a theorybased validated research instrument that measures implementation processes from the perspective of professionals directly involved in implementing complex healthcare interventions.
Improving Tracheostomy Care (ITC) is a three-year Quality Improvement (QI) programme guiding the implementation of the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative’s (GTC) resources into 20 diverse UK sites. QI is required to address the concerns of patients who experience variable or inconsistent standards of care, resulting in dissatisfaction. HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) is a patient satisfaction survey required for all hospitals in the United States providing Medicaid services and for the UK NHS Patient Experience Framework. We aimed to evaluate the variability in satisfaction between participating sites using HCAHPS, and the impact of the QI project on such variability.
Globally there are considerable patient safety risks associated with children who have tracheostomies. Within our institution, concerns were noted regarding the risk of serious avoidable tracheostomy morbidity. The Paediatric Working Party of National Tracheostomy Safety Project (NTSP) was established in 2014.
Tracheostomy related emergencies, require timely management and remain a significant cause for morbidity and mortality necessitating competency training for providers. Our aim was to enhance resident self-efficacy (SE), knowledge and skills with tracheostomy management utilizing an effective curriculum.
The Improving Tracheostomy Care (ITC) Quality Improvement (QI) programme is a national initiative aiming improve care by incorporating best practice initiatives from the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative (GTC) into 20 diverse NHS trusts. Successful implementation into complex healthcare settings relies on individual and organisational factors. NoMAD is a theory-based validated research instrument used to measure implementation processes of complex interventions into the healthcare setting, from the perspective of those directly involved.