Putting the Awe into Clinical Audit:
becoming a visible champion
Niamh Lucey
St Vincent’s Healthcare Group
What is clinical
audit?
Librarians’
Involvement
Evolution
What it has
meant for us
How this might
benefit you
Getting involved in core clinical functions in a
healthcare organisation is critical to our survival
• Academic teaching hospital
• Voluntary
• Part of St Vincent’s Healthcare
Group
• Group wide services –
Clinical Audit
Li...
• Pictures of Library/us
Clinical Audit & SVHG
• History of it
• How the process works – role of auditors, role
of Clinical Audit Facilitator
• Rol...
Librarian involvement
• Clinical Audit Committee established 2003
• Librarian involvement straightaway.
• This was very fo...
Evolution joke
We became more involved…
we became more evolved?
We sit on a multidisciplinary
committee
• It is Group wide
• Members include: Group CEO, Chief Operating
Officer, Director...
We have a VOICE on this
Committee
• We are equal
• We read submissions and reports and are
invited to make comment
We are an integral part of the
Clinical Audit Process
• Two of your 5 a day thing here
• Proposed clinical audits must have carried out
a literature search (copy of form?)
• Clinical Audit Co-Ordinator sends p...
We found extra work for ourselves
• We are able to identify audits that we can
help with
• We see where the clinical prior...
Clinical Audit Study Days
Own audits
Relationships
• Clinical Auditor
• Consultants
• Senior Management Team
What it has meant for us
• More work!
• No extra resources
• More visible
• More valued
• Go-to for expert advice
Be Safe: Be Seen
We are the champions, my friends…
Thank You
• All images with permission or with creative
commons licence
Niamh Lucey
Head of Library & Information Services...
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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
  • Niamh lucey putting the awe into clinical audit

    1. 1. Putting the Awe into Clinical Audit: becoming a visible champion Niamh Lucey St Vincent’s Healthcare Group
    2. 2. What is clinical audit? Librarians’ Involvement Evolution What it has meant for us How this might benefit you
    3. 3. Getting involved in core clinical functions in a healthcare organisation is critical to our survival
    4. 4. • Academic teaching hospital • Voluntary • Part of St Vincent’s Healthcare Group • Group wide services – Clinical Audit Library & Information Services
    5. 5. • Pictures of Library/us
    6. 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. 7. Librarian involvement • Clinical Audit Committee established 2003 • Librarian involvement straightaway. • This was very fortunate for me!
    8. 8. Evolution joke
    9. 9. We became more involved… we became more evolved?
    10. 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. 11. We have a VOICE on this Committee • We are equal • We read submissions and reports and are invited to make comment
    12. 12. We are an integral part of the Clinical Audit Process • Two of your 5 a day thing here
    13. 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. 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. 15. Clinical Audit Study Days
    16. 16. Own audits
    17. 17. Relationships • Clinical Auditor • Consultants • Senior Management Team
    18. 18. What it has meant for us • More work! • No extra resources • More visible • More valued • Go-to for expert advice
    19. 19. Be Safe: Be Seen
    20. 20. We are the champions, my friends…
    21. 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 n.lucey@svhg.ie / niamh.lucey@ucd.ie

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