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How to use the EFQM Excellence Model to empower patients and staff create a latex-safe environment

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  1. How to use the EFQM Excellence Model to empower patients and staff create a latex-safe environment Karen Cunningham Health & Safety Manager Musgrave Park Hospital Green Park Healthcare Trust Northern Ireland

  2. Why is it a problem? • Type I Allergy – immediate allergic reaction to NRL proteins & is potentially life threatening. • Type IV Allergy – delayed hypersensitivity reaction to the chemicals used in the manufacturing process. • Increased use of examination gloves since late 1980’s for infection control purposes. • NRL is recognised as a substance hazardous to health • Individuals at increased risk: • Healthcare - Food allergies • Atopic allergic disease - Surgical procedures

  3. 7 Steps to European Excellence European Quality Awards Northern Ireland Quality Awards Mark of Excellence Gold Recognition Silver Recognition Bronze Recognition EFQM Commitment to Excellence

  4. Green Park Healthcare Trust • Green Park Healthcare Trust were awarded the EFQM Mark of Excellence by the Northern Ireland Quality Centre in 2004. • The EFQM Excellence Model has been used to illustrate how the process of Managing Latex Sensitisation is working in practice.

  5. The EFQM Excellence Model • Provides recognition at different stages of improvement. • Encourages the organisation to apply excellence principles. • Provides a structured approach to measuring improvement. • The framework is based on 9 criterion.

  6. The EFQM Excellence Model The ‘Enabler’ Criteria covers what the organisation did. • Leadership driving policy & strategy, people, partnerships & resources & processes. The ‘Results’ Criteria covers what the organisation achieved. - Key performance, customers, people & society.

  7. THE EFQM EXCELLENCE MODEL Non-prescriptive Framework based on 9 Criteria ‘Enabler’ Criteria Covers What an Organisation Does ‘Results’ Criteria Covers What an Organisation Achieves 50% 50% Dynamic Nature of Model 9% 9% Innovation and Learning Help to Improve Enablers - lead to Improved Results 20% 8% 14% 10% 15% 6% 9% Excellent Results with Respect to Performance, Customers, People and Society are Achieved through Leadership driving Policy and Strategy, People Partnerships and Resources, and Processes. Source: www.cforc.org

  8. Criterion 1 - Leadership • To develop a latex-safe working environment. • Direct involvement in leading & co-ordinating the Management of NRL from: • Health & Safety Manager • Director of Nursing & Clinical Effectiveness • Litigation Manager • Occupational Health Department • Health & Safety Manager facilitates regular progress / update meetings with nominated staff.

  9. Criterion 2 – Policy & Strategy • Policy & Procedural Arrangements relating to the Management of Latex Sensitisation (originally introduced in July 2003 – version 2 issued in May 2005). • Clear roles & responsibilities. • Various methods of communicating policy.

  10. Criterion 3 - People • Regular meetings of the Trust Latex Group – attended by nominated staff from throughout the Trust. • Opportunities to improve knowledge – internal conferences / training. • Involvement in development of local protocols / internal audits.

  11. Criterion 4 – Partnerships & Resources • Liaison with Trust & Regional Supplies. • Manufacturers & Suppliers – gloves and other medical devices. • Information on display on service users & staff. • Health & Safety Executive (GB) & Health & Safety Executive for NI. • Latex Allergy Support Group.

  12. Criterion 5 – Processes • The Trust has designed, managed and improved it’s processes in order to support the policy in the following ways: • Identifying latex content of medical/non-medical products • Introducing boxes containing latex free equipment • Sourcing latex-free alternatives • Use of Risk Discs on patients charts / allergy bracelets • Displaying Information Posters • Pre-Screening Patients • Changing to Latex free examination & household gloves

  13. Criterion 6 – Customer Results • Part of an overall proactive approach to identify & manage patient allergies to ensure the delivery of a safe & efficient service. • Planned Operations involving latex allergic patients to prevent cancellations • Reduction in the number of adverse incidents relating to Natural Rubber Latex

  14. Criterion 7 – People Results • Staff & Patient awareness of Natural Rubber Latex sensitisation. • Aware of key sources of information throughout the Trust.

  15. Criterion 8 – Society Definition • Planned Approach • Safer environment of Care

  16. Criterion 9 – Key Performance Results • System to identify patients/staff at risk • Prevent cancelled surgery • Incorporated as part of the Trust’s Risk Register to monitor implementation of further action to reduce risk rating • Communicate information on allergies with GP’s and other health professionals involved in the patients care • Reduce numbers of latex allergies in staff • Compliance with relevant legislation & guidance