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Items filtered by date: November 2018

Closing Remarks on ISQua's 35th International Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

By | Nov. 27, 2018 | 0

The following are the ISQua 2018 Conference Closing Remarks provided by President Wendy Nicklin. For those who attended and for those unable to attend, this speech provides an overview of some of the messages delivered during the 3 days of plenary sessions.

 

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Tales from a one-month experience at WHO headquarters, Geneva

By | Nov. 27, 2018 | 0

During my flight from Cameroon, which lasted over 10 hours with a five-hour transit at Istanbul, I couldn’t stop imagining how it will feel entering the city of Geneva and Switzerland. I had read about Geneva to be a great historical city with rich touristic attractions and host to head offices of many international organisations. However, this would be my first time of visiting the city, besides having being to other cities in Europe. The anxiety reached summit level as my airplane safely landed in the Geneva international airport.

Layman Summary of IJQHC Journal Article - Implementation Science in Low-Resource Settings: Using the Interactive Systems Framework to Improve Hand Hygiene in a Tertiary Hospital in Ghana

By | Nov. 27, 2018 | 0

Authors: BRIANNE KALLAM1 , CHRISTIE PETTITT-SCHIEBER2 , MEDGE OWEN3 , REBECCA AGYARE ASANTE4 , ELIZABETH DARKO4 , and ROHIT RAMASWAMY2 , 1Kybele, Inc., Lewisville, NC 27023, USA, 2Public Health Leadership Program, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA, 3Department of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA, and 4Department of Child Health, Ridge Regional Hospital, Accra, Ghana.

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Layman Summary of IJQHC Journal Article - Longitudinal variation in pressure injury incidence among long-term aged care facilities

By | Nov. 27, 2018 | 0

Authors: MIKAELA JORGENSEN, JOYCE SIETTE, ANDREW GEORGIOU, and JOHANNA I. WESTBROOK, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia

Pressure injuries (PIs) are commonly measured in aged care but usually only at single points in time using surveys.

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Managing Resistance to Change with Jacqui Stewart

By | Nov. 21, 2018 | 0

We were delighted to host Jacqui Stewart for our ISQua Fellowship Programme live webinar in November on the topic of Managing Resistance to Change.

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Top 10 Cited Papers in 2016-2017 from IJQHC

By | Nov. 12, 2018 | 0

Top 10 Cited Papers in 2016-2017 from the International Journal for Quality in Health Care (IJQHC). These papers are freely available for download.

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My first impressions of Geneva and the WHO Headquarters

By | Nov. 8, 2018 | 0

Geneva is a very welcoming city, arriving to the airport you are offered a free train ticket to reach the main Station: Cornavin. From there, you can discover all the exciting Geneva districts.

The WHO Headquarters is a prestigious building, administered by a rather complex system set up to make daily life easier for staff and offering modern conveniences.

 

Fellowship Internship Programme 2018

By | Nov. 5, 2018 | 0

Prof Dr Matiur Rahman (Pakistan) was one of four ISQua Fellowship Participants who took part in the internship programme hosted by AGPAL (Australia). Here he shares his reflections and learnings from his time in Australia.

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Quality Healthcare Is a Concern Worldwide

By | Nov. 1, 2018 | 0

In 1985, I was one of a small group of people who were invited to a conference in Udine, Italy, with sponsorship from the World Health Organization (WHO), to explore the growing interest in measuring and improving the quality of healthcare services. One result of that meeting was the formation of a new professional association---the International Society for Quality Assurance in Healthcare. I had the pleasure of serving as a board member of that fledgeling organization for nine years, including serving as its president from 1989 to 1991.

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