TableĀ 1

Timeline of safety initiatives tested as part of the change package

December 2010New DNACPR protocol
December 2010Testing new whiteboard for referral to palliative care
January 2011Weekly AAU safety meetings tested
January 2011Recognition and response checklist stickers tested in the AAU
February 2011Cardiac arrest data displayed on a public QI dashboard outside the AAU
March 2011AAU cardiac arrest data available and updated monthly on hospital intranet
June 2011AAU cardiac arrest rate included on hospital board quality indicator dashboard
July 2011Move to ward-based clinical team at new site
  • AAU, acute admissions unit; DNACPR, do not attempt cardio-pulmonary resuscitation; QI, quality improvement.