Posted 13th May 2013 in Other Topics

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in conjunction with First, Do No Harm, held a national global trigger tool (GTT) workshop at Ko Awatea on Friday 19 April.

Fifty-three people attended the workshop including participants from sixteen district health boards (DHBs) and representatives from the Commission and First, Do No Harm.

The workshop included short presentations and group discussions which were focussed on learning more about the GTT process and how to use the information for improvement.

Speakers included:

  • Sharon Walsh, National Standards and Clinical Governance Coordinator, Melbourne Health
  • Gillian Robb, GTT Clinical Lead
  • Colin McArthur, Medical Advisor for Quality & Safety at Auckland DHB
  • Linda Holman, Quality leader for Manaia Health

DHBs also shared their experiences with GTT through the use of story boards.

GTT is a cost-effective way to identify opportunities for improvement, and workshop attendees were enthusiastic about the system and what it can offer in terms of understanding the more common harms experienced by patients.

Commission GTT clinical lead, Gillian Robb, says the evaluation of the workshop was overwhelmingly positive. Gillian Robb acknowledges that there is work to be done to better support DHBs who are using the GTT, including looking at database options and ways to share questions about tricky cases.

Videos, presentations and story boards from the workshop are available below. These have been made available with the permission of the presenters, so we as that if they are used in any way, due acknowledgement is given.

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