Using BRANZ data to improve burn care quality

Yvonne Singer1, Heather Cleland2

1 Victorian Adult Burn Service, 55 Commercial Rd, Prahran, Victoria 3181: Y.Singer@alfred.org.au
2 Victorian Adult Burn Service, 55 Commercial Rd, Prahran, Victoria 3181: H.Cleland@alfred.org.au

Improving the quality of burn care is a priority for all burn care professionals to ensure that patients are provided the best opportunities for recovery and reintegration following injury. The Burn Registry of Australia & New Zealand (BRANZ) provides ANZBA burn services data relating to their individual performance to peer reviewed, evidence based clinical quality indicators. ANZBA’s Burn Quality Improvement Program, provides a framework for burn centres to improve their QI performance if needed and willing.

One of the BRANZ Quality Indicators Was there a negative change of >30 ml/min/1.73 m2 of estimated GFR (eGFR) within 72 hours of admission?” is a broad marker of fluid resuscitation adequacy. This presentation will showcase how our service used the Quality Improvement Cycle to understand and improve performance in relation to the eGFR Quality Indicator, and in doing so highlights the potential benefits of BRANZ and BQIP in improving the quality of burn care in our region.

Key Words

BRANZ, Quality Improvement, Burn Care

Biography

Yvonne Singer has worked in burn care for over 15 years and is the Program Coordinator of the Victorian Adult Burn Service in Melbourne, Australia. she is also the Vice President of the Australian & New Zealand Burn Association, and she loves all things burns!

About ANZBA

ANZBA is a not for profit organisation and the peak body for health professionals responsible for the care of the burn injured in Australia and New Zealand. ANZBA encourages higher standards of care through education, performance monitoring and research.

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