SPACE Hydration QI Toolkit for Care Homes (#3136)

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Overview of Innovation:
This Hydration toolkit was developed for care home staff as part of the SPACE (Safer Provision and CARING Excellence) Quality Improvement Programme.
The toolkit includes resources to support the reduction of avoidable harm in residents at risk of dehydration. Resources include:
  • Introduction to Quality Improvement Tools
  • The model for Improvement
  • PDSA (Plan Do Study Act) template
  • Measurement tools – Individual Hydration Safety Cross
  • Guidance on how to gather baseline information and explore reliability of hydration practices including audit tools
  • Aim setting and staff engagement activities
  • Example Improvement plan (in the form of a driver diagram)
  • Workforce Education resources

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