Key Learning Outcomes
Outline what a clinical governance approach is and its use as a health reform policy
Understand key concepts of clinical governance and how to implement them
Discuss options for meeting the challenges of implementing clinical governance at the network, organisation and unit level
Discuss clinician engagement in organisational and team level clinical governance and practice improvement structures/processes
Understand the many methods for reviewing and improving clinical practice
Appraise the evidence for the accreditation of health services, the setting of standards and the process of credentialing
Discover the definitions and models associated with human factors that help in investigating medical errors and adverse events and their impact for system redesign
Develop effective quality improvement programs by reviewing local, national and international quality and safety policies, and their implications for practice
About the Course
This training addresses one of the most important issues facing healthcare professionals, managers and policymakers today:
How can we ensure that we provide the safest and highest quality health and aged care services within the constraints of the current system?
Through this course, you will be able to develop your understanding of clinical governance and the various components of clinical governance including a range of quality improvement and risk management theories and strategies.
We will begin by examining the definitions of governance and clinical governance. We will then analyse the causes and consequences of breakdowns in quality and safety and why these breakdowns are proving so difficult to remedy, despite the concerted efforts of healthcare professionals, managers, policymakers and patients.
We will then consider, in detail the various components of an effective clinical governance framework. Finally, we will critically examine the tools and methods associated with these approaches.