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Nursing Improvement Group Meeting - 15-16 September 2011


Thursday, 15 September 2011 - Friday, 16 September 2011

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Novotel Brisbane
200 Creek Street

Please register you delegates by 22 August 2011.

Delegate Registrations may be cancelled up to 8 September 2011, with a full credit of monies paid. After that date, no credits are possible. However, you may substitute a different person for those registered at any time. Hotel and airfare arrangements are separate and may have different policies regarding cancellations and name changes. Please contact them directly.

The aim of the Nursing Improvement Group is to identify nursing practices that improve patient outcomes and ensure a stable and productive nursing workforce. The Group compares nursing-related patient outcomes on a variety of indicators ex- tracted from inpatient episode data, including:

  • Urinary Tract Infections 
  • Falls
  • Pressure Ulcers    
  • Surgical Wound Infection    
  • Hospital-acquired Pneumonia   
  • Hospital-acquired Sepsis

Group members can compare their patient outcomes with their staffing levels and workforce practices, as well as compare notes on new initiatives to improve patient care.

For more information contact [email protected]

Note: Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements. If you require accommodation you must book before 14 August 2011. Requests for accommodation after this date will be subject to the Hotel's availability. Please see Accommodation information below.


DRAFT AGENDA – Thursday 15 September 2011

8.30 – 9.00am

Registration (Arrival Tea and Coffee)

9.00 – 9.15am

Welcome and Overview of Meeting

9.15 10.30am

Improving Safety and Quality to deliver High Impact Nursing:

Bringing the best of the past into the future.

Brian Dolan - Director, Dolan & Holt Consultancy, UK

10.30 – 11.00am

Morning tea

11.00 – 11.30am

Review of progress on 2010 Aim Statements

11.30 – 12.30pm

Review of Nursing-Related Indicator Report and relevant Innovation presentations on Improving Patient Care

12.30 – 1.30pm


1.30 – 2.30pm

Developing Quality and Safety – “Thought-Starter” Presentation(s) and Review of  Survey Responses

2.30 – 4.30pm

Poster Session – Review of Innovation Presentations on National Standards or Reducing Violence and Bullying (including afternoon tea)

4.30 – 5.00pm

Meeting in Health Service Teams:

“What good ideas have we heard?”


Meeting ends


Optional Group Dinner – Restaurant to be advised

DRAFT AGENDA – Friday 16 September 2011

8.30 – 9.00am

Arrival Tea and Coffee

9.00 – 9.15am

Recap of yesterday and review of day’s agenda

9.15 – 11.30am

Open Space Forum:

Reviewing and getting input from other teams on hot issues affecting your Health Service (including morning tea)

11.30 – 12.00 noon

Reporting Back: 

Three key ideas from each hot issue topic

12.00 – 12.30pm

Meeting in Health Service Teams:

Identifying and testing feasibility of innovative ideas to take back for implementation. 

12.30 – 1.00pm

Next steps:

  • Webcasts.
  • Edits for 2010.
  • Potential topics for 2011.

1.00 – 1.45pm


1.45 – 3.30pm

Concurrent Technical Workshops: 


Getting traction with Health Roundtable Nursing Related Data:

Participants will have the opportunity to improve their understanding of the nursing related data and using metrics for improvement. Please bring a laptop or iPad if you are planning to attend this session. Bernie Mullin and Data Team.


Meeting the National Standard: Consumers actively participate in the Health Service Organisation processes to improve the patient experience.

Enhancing consumer engagement using Co-Design. Marion Dixon and Pieter Walker.


Meeting concludes





 Accommodation & Flight Arrangements

Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements.

The Novotel Brisbane has set aside rooms for the nights of 14 and 15 September 2011 for The Health Roundtable at the Conference rate of $219.00 (inc GST) room only, per room per night.  

To receive this rate, Delegates should call Reservations on +61 (0)7 3309 3309, then select 1 for reservations and mention THE HEALTH ROUNDTABLE Block Booking.

To reserve one of these rooms please book before 14 August 2011.

Requests for accommodation after this date will be subject to availability and pricing at the time of booking.