DPIP Conference – 14th June 2022

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The Deteriorating Patient Improvement Programme (DPIP) in partnership with the National Quality & Patient Safety Directorate (NQPSD) held their inaugural conference ‘A Systems Approach to Clinical Deterioration’ on Tuesday 14th June 2022. The conference was well attended, with over 200 people present at the RCSI and almost 300 people accessing the conference online via the livestream.

The conference provided a platform to share knowledge and expertise on the anticipation, recognition, response and governance of clinically deteriorating patients in our acute hospitals.

About this event

  • Date: Tues 14 June 2022
  • Time: Registration from 09:30am. Conference begins at 10am and will finish by 4pm
  • Location: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin 2  D02 YN77 
  • Information for In-Person Attendees                                       

Video Recording of Livestream 

To accommodate the large number of people who registered interest in attending the DPIP Conference, the event was video streamed from the RCSI over Cisco Webex to a live audience of almost 300 virtual attendees.

You can access a video recording of the livestream below and on YouTube

Agenda and Presentations

 Click to view Agenda

Please see below links to a number of presentations which were shared at the DPIP

Speakers Title/Slides
Dr Orla Healy A Systems Approach to Quality and Patient Safety in the HSE
Lorraine Brady, Natasha Reilly and Gerry Duignan Digital Early Warning System – Pilot Project Cavan
Dr Gregor McNeill Learning from the Scottish Patient Safety Programme
Patricia Hughes The Deteriorating Patient and the HIQA Assessment Judgement Framework
Derek Cribbin and Eithne Hartley Reaching out in Response: The Evolution of an ANP Response System
Christopher Hancock Systems Approach to Recognising and Responding to the Deteriorating Patient
Dr Nigel Slater and Dr Conor White Introducing ReSPECT: Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment


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Dr Orla Healy, Director of NQPSD opened the conference.

There were presentations and discussion on topics such as; developing safety huddles to improve anticipatory care, implementing a digital INEWS to provide reliable recognition, the Advanced Nurse Practitioner Role in responding to clinical deterioration, and taking a hospital wide approach to clinical governance to improve outcomes for deteriorating patients.

We were delighted to welcome our keynote speaker Dr Gregor McNeill, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine & National Clinical Lead for Scottish Patient Safety Programme who shared learnings on using QI methodology to improve In Hospital Cardiac Arrest rates and the management of clinically deteriorating patients.

Our lead speaker for the afternoon session was the National Lead Acute Deterioration Programme Wales/Cymru 2010-2020, Mr Chris Hancock who provided insight on progression of the Clinically Deteriorating Patient Programme and Sepsis in Wales.

Photographs from the Conference

Click here for an album containing some photographs from the Conference.

Post Conference Evaluation

Thank you to the 117 people who completed the post-Conference Evaluation.

A summary of evaluation findings is available here.