Following a successful QI workshop as part of their My Home Life England Leadership and Development programme, Rodney House Care Home in Liverpool kindly sent us the following update on how they had put into practice some of the activities from the day and the impact it had.
One of these QI tools was the “Homer Simpson” activity – a fun exercise which can be used during Quality Improvement workshops to help staff to understand how to develop a plan (driver diagram) for their QI project.
It enables the team to:
- identify a SMART measurable aim for the project
- identify the primary areas they need to focus on
- think how they can break these down into manageable tasks to achieve the aim.
The use of the Homer Simpson example gets the group to think creatively about what kind of things that Homer (with his very unhealthy lifestyle) might do to achieve the aim of improving his health.
This approach can then be translated to any QI project that a care home is interested in undertaking.
In this case Rodney House were aiming to reduce the number of recorded incidents of behaviour which challenged and creatively used the Homer activity with different people to achieve this.
Thank you Rodney House for sharing this update with us. We’re really pleased to hear that the tools from the QI workshop have made a difference!
If you’ve also been through one of our programmes, we’d love to hear how you’ve continued to use any of the tools and materials from the programme and put into practice different techniques. Please get in touch with us – email: firstname.lastname@example.org