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Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Poster Challenge/Expo


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Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Poster Challenge/Expo

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. Description of Implementation (can identify Model for Improvement if one was used
  10. 10. Introducing the Team
  11. 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. 12. Tips and Suggestions
  13. 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. 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. 15. Suggestions for Formatting: guide for flow of information
  16. 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. 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. 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