M9: Multimodal strategies for evidence-based reliable care

Wednesday, 2nd May
13:30-17:00

The gap between evidence-based best practice of safe care and current care is often immense. Barriers to implementing evidence-based practice are numerous, in the highly complex environment of health care. This session will summarize the literature and experience of the faculty on bridging the gap to reliable care and discuss hands-on cases of designing multimodal improvement packages and measurement strategies in fields such as hand hygiene, medication safety, reliable handovers and pressure ulcer prevention.The gap between evidence-based best practice of safe care and current care is often immense. Barriers to implementing evidence-based practice are numerous, in the highly complex environment of health care. This session will summarize the literature and experience of the faculty on bridging the gap to reliable care and discuss hands-on cases of designing multimodal improvement packages and measurement strategies in fields such as hand hygiene, medication safety, reliable handovers and pressure ulcer prevention.

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the concept of multimodal improvement to patient safety initiatives

  • Design a measurement strategy to assess the implementation of an improvement package

  • Advise leadership on implementation science in a high complexity environment


Anthony Staines, Patient Safety Program Director, Fédération des hôpitaux vaudois; Switzerland, Professeur associé, IFROSS, University of Lyon III; France
Amelia Brooks, Director, Patient Safety and Europe, Institute for Healthcare Improvement