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Presentations from the 2019 Quality Improvement Scientific Symposium

12 Jan 2024

Presentations and posters from the Health Quality & Safety Commission's 2019 Quality Improvement Scientific Symposium



Darlene Cox, executive director, Health Care Consumers’ Association Inc, Canberra, Australia

Still advocating for change - reflections of a consumer advocate (3.6MB, PDF)

Morning tea

Kim Sutherland, specialist advisor and lead of the evidence generation and dissemination team, New South Wales Agency for Clinical Innovation

How scientific improvement methods can increase the rigour of quality and safety work (1.5MB, PDF)
Rapid fire sessions
Concurrent 1 Concurrent 2

A quality improvement approach to improving dental care for children at gateway assessments (406KB, PDF)

Dr Colette Muir, developmental paediatrician, Starship Children's Health

Don’t be a drip; Reducing unnecessary cannulation in Dunedin Public Hospital emergency department (1.3MB, PDF)

Dr Layla Hehir, registrar, Southern District Health Board (DHB)

#endPJparalysis: Engaging Victorian hospitals to prevent functional decline (1.9MB, PDF)

Eleanor Sawyer, project lead, care of older people clinical network, Safer Care Victoria 

Manaaki waewae: Foot care at the front door (2.4MB, PDF)

Amanda Johnstone, podiatrist, Bay of Plenty DHB

Illuminating inpatient hypoglycaemia (665KB, PDF)

Brian Corley, diabetes & endocrine registrar, Capital & Coast DHB

An ALPHA response in the emergency department (2.9MB, PDF)

Hayley Cowley, programme manager - service improvement unit, Bay of Plenty DHB



Exploring Te Tiriti o Waitangi in quality improvement 

Facilitated by the Health Quality & Safety Commission

Participants will: 

  • gain an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in context and how it may add value to quality improvement science - presentation by Stephanie Turner (4.4MB, PDF)
  • discuss the Window 2019 and consider how Te Tiriti can be used as a framework for programme design and implementation in health care in Aotearoa - presentation by Catherine Gerard (526KB, PDF)
  • apply a Te Tiriti framework to an improvement activity scenario. 
  Rapid fire sessions
Concurrent 1 Concurrent 2

Continence care with dignity and skin matter – acute adult inpatient continence management practice improvement (1.7MB, PDF)

Helen Costello, associate director of nursing – practice development, Captial & Coast DHB

Safety in practice programme for primary care (591KB, PDF)

Michael Hammond, project manager and Diana Phone, clinical lead, Waitematā DHB 

Introduction of pharmacist-led medication reviews to address polypharmacy and optimise medications in a geriatric population (1.7MB, PDF)

Natasha Nagar, pharmacist, Hutt Valley DHB

Improving cardiovascular disease risk assessments (CVDRAs) to at-risk young Māori and Pacific men (409KB, PDF)

Te Huri Arthur, clinical and quality improvement facilitator (Māori) and Anne-Maree Delaney, clinical quality improvement facilitator, Tū Ora Compass Health Primary Health Organisation (PHO)

The golden hour (1.7MB, PDF)

Ashvindev Singh, quality improvement advisor, Auckland DHB 

Improving access to care and the journey Māori and whānau with diabetes and pre-diabetes (704KB, PDF)

Pauline Ansley, clinical manager, West Coast PHO

Afternoon tea

Dr Jenny Parr, chief nurse and director, Patient and Whānau Experience, Counties Manukau Health 

Smiling is a clinical intervention: exploration of a model of resonant leadership and engagement of nurses 

Kim Sutherland

Moving the measurement of performance in healthcare from a volume-based to a value-based perspective (487KB, PDF)


Poster Downloads
Applying an algorithm to predict patients at risk of end-of-stay delays to discharge Download (919 KB, pdf)
Choosing Wisely means choosing equity Download (5 MB, pdf)
Dismantling service-level barriers to equity Download (167 KB, pdf)
Enhancing workforce cultural responsiveness – an equity issue Download (211 KB, pdf)
Resilience and re-emergence in hand hygiene: Canterbury DHB's improvement journey Download (226 KB, pdf)
Increasing access to allied health: Trial of a transformational workforce tool in the medical admissions and planning unit, Nelson Hospital Download (1.9 MB, pdf)
A multidisciplinary whole system approach to medication safety in NICU Download (598 KB, pdf)
'A huge kaupapa for Māori': Addressing inequities in access to breast screening in Counties Manukau Download (590 KB, pdf)
Reducing harm from inpatient falls – a journey not a sprint Download (888 KB, pdf)
SmartPage DATE-R Download (877 KB, pdf)
Effective transfer of care from LMC midwife to Well Child Tamariki Ora provider Download (689 KB, pdf)


Published: 12 Jan 2024 Modified: 12 Jan 2024