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  Introduction to clinical governance Download Course Brochure
 
  • What is governance and specifically clinical governance
  • The role of government, the board, management and clinicians
  • Clinical governance frameworks
  • The six dimensions of quality
  • The role of clinical governance committees
   
 

A clinician’s toolkit for improving patient care and managing clinical risk

 
  • Clinical audit
  • Retrospective medical record review
  • Mortality and morbidity reviews
  • Peer review
  • Peer supervision
  • Incident management
  • The effective use of clinical indicators
  • Clinical pathways
  • Qualified privilege or statutory immunity
   
 

An introduction to human factors in health care

 
  • Theory of cognition and error
  • Systems vs. individuals
  • Approaches to error management
  • Engineering barriers into systems to prevent errors
   
 

Clinical practice improvement method

 
  • Applying improvement methods to health care
  • A review of the benefits of the various methods
  • A tutorial in the method
  • Some practical experience of the various components of the method
  • Developing an aim for improvement when you get back to work
   
 

The management of healthcare incidents

 
  • Principles of incident management
  • Where does this fit into a clinical governance framework?
  • The use of the Severity Assessment Code
  • Methods for managing healthcare incidents
  • Open disclosure of adverse events
   
 

Key policy components of an effective clinical governance framework

 
  • Credentialing
  • The management of a complaint or concern about a clinician – a practical method
  • Accreditation as a governance framework
    • The benefits of accreditation to a health and disability service
    • Understanding standards
    • The role of certification in clinical governance
    • Choosing an accreditation programme
  • Risk management – the Australian and NZ standard
   
 

The management of healthcare incidents

 
  • Principles of incident management
  • Where does this fit into a clinical governance framework?
  • Methods for managing healthcare incidents
  • Open disclosure of adverse events
   
  But how do I?
 
  • Develop an organisational performance framework
  • Develop a clinical level review and performance structure and processes
   
 

Implementing clinical governance

 
  • Top down vs. bottom up approaches
  • Engaging clinicians
  • Understand the sub cultures which operate in health care organsiations
  • What to do when you get back to the real world!
   
 

Group discussion, Q&A and course evaluation

   
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