Clinical audit

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A handy infographic that explains the process of performing clinical audit. Ideal to print! (PDF Doc).
 

You can use this template to assist you in performing a clinical audit in your practice. Once downloaded, please 'save as' and reopen from saved location (Word Doc).

Follow this link to take part in the National Audit in Small Animal Neutering. Share your data anonymously with others and find out how you are performing.
 

Clinical Audit Case Examples

This award-winning case example shows how Louise Northway completed an audit to look for trends and complications that could be addressed for improvements to patient care. Louise Northway VNCert(ECC) Ncert(Anaesth) won an RCVS Knowledge Champion Award in 2019 for her work in this area (PDF Doc).
 

This award-winning case example shows how Angela Rayner, CVS PLC, completed audits into the recording of methadone and ketamine which resulted in improvements within the practice group. Angela Rayner, BVM&S MRCVS won an RCVS Knowledge Champion Award in 2019 for her work in this area (PDF Doc).

This award-winning case example shows how the Vets Now Macclesfield team conducted quarterly audits to improve general anaesthetic monitoring in an emergency setting. As a result, the practice suffered zero patient deaths or significant events related to anaesthesia or sedation. Vets Now Macclesfield won the RCVS Knowledge Practice Champion Award in 2019 for their work in this area (PDF and Excel Doc).
 

Vets Now Referrals Glasgow was highly commended for its clinical audit which assessed adherence to WHO hand washing guidelines (PDF Doc).

This case example shows how one practice implemented a peripheral catheter care checklist, and monitored its use and effectiveness through clinical audit (PDF Doc).

Equine Clinical Audit Case Examples

This case example shows how Gillivervet Equine Practice performed a process audit on the completion of dental charts after dental examinations. (PDF)

When the dispensing protocol was not being followed, Charlotte Hartley REVN performed a process audit and changed protocols to improve compliance and help avoid dispensing errors (PDF Doc).

This case example shows the initial audit of an equine practice and its post operative equine castration complications. Watch this space for the re-audit after a period of updated protocols and guidelines (PDF Doc).