OLCHC Present 5th Annual Quality Showcase

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OLCHC Present 5th Annual Quality Research Showcase  

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin presented an excellent showcase on quality research to staff on Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 which included over 50 posters and presentation entries that highlighted the fantastic work being carried out across all disciplines of staff in OLCHC every day to improve the care we provide to children.

Speaking about OLCHC’s 5th Annual Quality Research Day, Tracey Wall, Director of Nursing said, ‘Quality is embedded in everything we do in OLCHC, and in how we all strive to deliver the best care to children. Well done to all involved in this world class day that highlights the excellence in care provided in OLCHC. I would encourage all staff to keep identifying quality initiatives in your areas’.

Please see below for the winners in the various categories as selected by the judging panel:



Josephine Chacko, CNM 2 Medication Practice, Nursing Practice Development  Unit

“Medication practice nurse in a children's hospital: Promoting safe medication practice amongst nurses”.



Lisa Mowlds, Clinical Nurse Facilitator Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.

“Developing an Algorithm for CVVH”.


Sandra H. Geraghty, Clinical Nurse Facilitator & Nephrology Nursing Team    

“The ''Risky Huddle'' Promoting a culture of quality and safety on the Nephrology ward”.





Dr. Suzanne Kelleher, General Paediatrics & Ms. Paula Mc Grath, Quality Department.

“Chattering” – Clinical Handover Among Teams to Ensure Risks are identified and No Child Gets missed


Dr. Shane O’Neill, Orthopaedic Department.

Establishment of the Trauma Assessment Clinic (TAC)


Ms. Mong Hoi Tan, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Determining the prevalence and risk of pressure ulcers within a PICU setting


Highly recommended


Ms. Josephine Chacko, Medication Practice NPDU.  

Medication practice nurse in a children’s hospital: promoting safe medication practice amongst nurses