Time To Take The Pressure Off

Time To Take The Pressure Off

Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) mask is a classic example of a commonly used medical device during the COVID-19 pandemic. Between Jan-Mar 2021, there was a significant increase (17.9%) in facial pressure injuries (PI) associated with patients on NIV. This prompted the establishment of a multidisciplinary team, aiming to reduce the prevalence of facial PI related to NIV from 5% to 2.5% in 6 months. The CPIP methodology was applied. Gaps were identified using flowchart, brainstorming, affinity diagram, fishbone diagram and Pareto Chart. A series of PDSA cycles were carried out to tackle each root. The project successfully reduced the prevalence of facial PI related to NIV from median 5% (Pre-Intervention: Jan 2020-Feb 2021) to 0% (Post-Intervention: Mar 2021-Mar 2022) and maintained sustainability phase till to date. The project provided an innovative, cost-effective, and safe approach to facial PI reduction. The skin prevention bundle was adopted across 6 ICUs within the hospital campus.


The programme for Microsystem festival 2022 will be build around the five success factors for high performing clinical microsystems.

Each stream will be devoted to one of the success factors and it will comprise of a key-note, a few presentations of improvement work and cases and an international team work problem- solving challenge facilitated by a coach from Qulturum, Region Jönköping County.

At the festival, you will be given many opportunities to exchange experiences and ideas with people from all over the world. People, who share your passion for microsystems and quality improvement and who come to the festival because they believe in the power of Synergy and the importance of spreading Energy for change.