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  • What is clinical audit and how the function has developed in SVUH
    Librarians’ involvement – the story
  • 479 in patient beds, 2,500+ staff
    A major teaching hospital for UCD Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy.
    National Centre of Excellence for Cancer
    National Pancreatic Surgical Centre
    National Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre
    National Centre for Colorectal Disease
    SVHG - The company is a not for profit, voluntary group of hospitals, has charitable status and its shareholders are the Sisters of Charity. Funded by HSE.
    Accredited by JCI – first in 2010 and re-accrediated as an Academic Medical Centre in 2013 (first one in Europe – check!!)
  • Library established in July 1980.
    Founding librarian, Hilda Beckett, was first professional librarian appointed to an Irish hospital library. Founding member of HSLG and the library become a model for other medical libraries in the country as they were established.
    Mid 1990s – combined with nursing library from School and diagnostic imaging to become the multidisciplinary health science library it is today.
    2001 – I joined as Head of Library & Information Services. 2006 – Anne Madden took up position of Assistant Librarian. 2008 – Gerry McManus joined us as Library Assistant.
  • Clinical Audit Study Day
    Clinical Audit pack has information
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    • 1. Putting the Awe into Clinical Audit: becoming a visible champion Niamh Lucey St Vincent’s Healthcare Group
    • 2. What is clinical audit? Librarians’ Involvement Evolution What it has meant for us How this might benefit you
    • 3. Getting involved in core clinical functions in a healthcare organisation is critical to our survival
    • 4. • Academic teaching hospital • Voluntary • Part of St Vincent’s Healthcare Group • Group wide services – Clinical Audit Library & Information Services
    • 5. • Pictures of Library/us
    • 6. Clinical Audit & SVHG • History of it • How the process works – role of auditors, role of Clinical Audit Facilitator • Role of the Clinical Audit Committee – review, risk rating, audits are repeated, can become part of the focus for quality improvement initiatives in the organisation
    • 7. Librarian involvement • Clinical Audit Committee established 2003 • Librarian involvement straightaway. • This was very fortunate for me!
    • 8. Evolution joke
    • 9. We became more involved… we became more evolved?
    • 10. We sit on a multidisciplinary committee • It is Group wide • Members include: Group CEO, Chief Operating Officer, Directors of Nursing, Consultants, Senior Nursing and Allied Health Staff, NCHDs etc.
    • 11. We have a VOICE on this Committee • We are equal • We read submissions and reports and are invited to make comment
    • 12. We are an integral part of the Clinical Audit Process • Two of your 5 a day thing here
    • 13. • Proposed clinical audits must have carried out a literature search (copy of form?) • Clinical Audit Co-Ordinator sends prospective auditors to us to confirm the standards/guidelines or to find them in the first place
    • 14. We found extra work for ourselves • We are able to identify audits that we can help with • We see where the clinical priorities/quality improvement priorities are for the organisation
    • 15. Clinical Audit Study Days
    • 16. Own audits
    • 17. Relationships • Clinical Auditor • Consultants • Senior Management Team
    • 18. What it has meant for us • More work! • No extra resources • More visible • More valued • Go-to for expert advice
    • 19. Be Safe: Be Seen
    • 20. We are the champions, my friends…
    • 21. Thank You • All images with permission or with creative commons licence Niamh Lucey Head of Library & Information Services St Vincent’s University Hospital Elm Park, Dublin 4 01 221 5032 /