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Recognition and Clinical Assessment of the Deteriorating Patient - New Zealand

Cheryl Dezotti, R.N., M.Q.I.H.C., Grad Dip Q.I.H.C., A.F.A.A.Q.H.C., M.A.C.N. LinkedIn

Presenter: Cheryl Dezotti, R.N., M.Q.I.H.C., Grad Dip Q.I.H.C., A.F.A.A.Q.H.C., M.A.C.N.

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Cheryl Dezotti is a Registered Nurse and holds a Masters Degree in Quality in Healthcare. Cheryl has worked in both the acute and aged care sectors as a clinician and extensively in healthcare education and management.

Cheryl is co-founder and Director of the Nurses for Nurses Network.

She has extensive experience in the application of Quality methodologies to meet the accreditation criteria created by government agencies in the acute and aged care sectors.

In her role as Assistant Director of Nursing & Quality Manager of a medium sized private acute hospital, Cheryl was central in the application of the EQUIP criteria required for accreditation by the ACHS and led the facility in the implementation of medical clinical indicators which was a central part of the accreditation process. The Hospitals Quality Program was recognised by the Australian Private Hospitals Association via a national award for Quality and Excellence

She has been appointed Clinical Advisor and Administrator for aged care organisations that have been sanctioned, along with being an Aged Care Accreditation Assessor and working as an Executive Manager and Facility Manager of Aged Care Facilities.

This experience has allowed her to explore the healthcare accreditation processes from both sides of the divide and she is happy to share her views as to whether the process of accreditation leads to enhancing the experience of the service provided to the patient/client/resident.

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