Tips for Sustainment


1. Sustaining Your Improvement Efforts: Tips for Sustainment

What is it and how will it help?

After testing and implementing changes, planning and effort are need to sustain improvements and avoid reverting to past habits. During this phase, change ideas are formally implemented into everyday practice in the unit or department where the work is done. These resources help identify tips and strategies that have helped other organizations sustain QI efforts and ensure that continuous quality improvement becomes part of the culture.


Need more information?

QI Tips: 4 Tips for Sustaining the Success of a QI Project
NichQ Resources

Sustaining Momentum
NHS Scotland

Are improvement efforts stalling? This document outlines simple tactics and tips to help reignite interest in and maintain commitment to the project.

Sustaining Quality Improvement Initiatives Webinar (53 min)
North Carolina Impact: Regional Leadership Collaborative Webinar

A webinar providing insight into regional collaborative models used in an acute care setting in the US. At the 42-minute mark, participants are invited to share their experiences and ask questions.