Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Poster Challenge/Expo
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  • 1. Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Poster Challenge/Expo Th e Ba x te r Qu a lity Imp r o v e me n t Aw a r d Aw a r d e d d u r in g Pa tie n t Sa fe ty We e k a t Os le r N o v e mb e r 11 - 1 5 , 2 0 1 3
  • 2. The Baxter Quality Improvement Award • This year’s poster challenge will be sponsored by Baxter. The Baxter Quality Improvement Award will be awarded to outstanding work in the following three categories (approved/requested by Baxter): • Best Overall Quality Improvement Initiative • Best Quality Improvement Initiative for building a Culture of Safety • Best Quality Improvement Initiative towards Safe Medication Practices
  • 3. A total of $3,000 awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place • Providing recognition to nurses, professional practice staff and physicians whose quality improvement work is linked to the following strategic directions: – Promote excellence in quality care by embracing the principles of unwavering commitment to patient inspired care at Osler. – Have made an impactful significant change within the hospital or program by delivering exemplary care through patient safety focused quality improvement initiatives
  • 4. Where to Start? • Collaborate with your healthcare team and leadership to identify suitable projects for submission • Identify key lead(s) to organize the poster contents • Collect your data and information • Design your poster—be creative! • Submit your poster name to Patricia (Trish) Geerlinks
  • 5. Keep in mind… • You need to present a project that demonstrates improvement • You need to have measured your quality initiative in order to know it demonstrates an improvement • Back up your topic with literature/research • Keep your presentation interesting for the reader—you only have 3-5 minutes to get your point across!
  • 6. Keep in mind… • You will be judged on content for sure but also format and presentation so versus saying what was done…show it • Use pictures and graphics more than wordy sentences on slides • Format is top to bottom, left to right (see sample slide) • The template is a guide and you are not restricted to it
  • 7. Key components of your poster • Background • Purpose • Literature Review • Determine a Specific Topic and Goal(s) • Description of Implementation • Knowledge Translation strategies • Evaluation: Quality Improvement • Evaluation: Key Success Factors • Significance of Project • Impact on Practice or the Practice Environment • Introducing the Team • References
  • 8. Determine a Specific Topic and Goal(s) Goal Of Presentation One Key Topic/Concept 4-5 Supporting Key Points- Use research or project data and/or Scholarly reviews (<5years) as support
  • 9. Description of Implementation (can identify Model for Improvement if one was used
  • 10. Introducing the Team
  • 11. References • If you don’t have room on your poster for this slide you can have it printed out and available at the poster table for staff to take away.
  • 12. Tips and Suggestions
  • 13. Suggestions for Formatting: guide for use of space 20% Text Bulleted Information Rather than full text 1:2 ratio 40% White Space Average viewer time: 3-5 minutes Poster size will determine the amount of content 40% Graphics Posters are visual: Use pictures, diagrams or graphs
  • 14. Suggestions for Formatting: guide for content Correlate headings to research or program based framework Easy to Read Easy to Understand Explicit Conclusion applies to,benefits others Evidence of support 4-5 points Strong Opening Main focus Do not assume viewer expertise Topic/Concept see abstract outline
  • 15. Suggestions for Formatting: guide for flow of information
  • 16. Suggestions for Formatting: guide for font use and size Font Use Title Authors Affiliations Section Header Text Acknowledgments Font Size 96 pt 72 pt 36-48 pt 32 pt 24 pt 18 pt Font type and size should be readable from 3 feet away
  • 17. Suggestions for Formatting: guide for font colours Formatting Tips Backgrounds should be complementary Avoid red/green- colour blindness is common Red Green Unify poster- selecting one background colour Purple suggest rank- do not use with black or grey Yellow and red is a stimulating combination Use complementary colour as an accent Orange with blue or Blue with yellow are complementary Blue and green are calming and a popular choice Lighter shades create emphasis on dark backgrounds- Bleu/white or grey /black White is stark but a high contrast to dark colours and black Black is dramatic and a good background to bright colours
  • 18. Suggestions for presenting your poster • Don’t stand in front of your poster • Be prepared to give a 1-2 minute overview • Be prepared to answer questions • The poster should speak for itself so you are only filling in verbal details • Smile! Be proud of your