SusQI Case Study - Leeds Green Ward Competition - Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Team

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Resource Description: 

SusQI project was completed as part of the Leeds Green Ward Competition 10th January - 25th March by the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Team.

Team members:

  • Grace Crossland - PICU Staff Nurse
  • Dr Jonathan Ince - Simulation Fellow
  • Dr Alex Olney - ST3, Paediatrics

Project Aim:

To stop the use of non-indicated nonsterile gloves during the preparation and administration of oral and enteral medicines within PICU, via a staff re-education and behavior change initiative


A 25% reduction in glove use on PICU would save between 2242.73 kgCO2e - 3997.19 kgCO2e per year (variation accounting for PICU capacity between 11-18 patients). This is equvalent to driving between 6,435 and 11,496 miles in an average car. 

A reduction in use by 25% will save £1965.81 - £3216.79 per year. Reduced glove use may also reduce rates of contact dermatitis for staff.

You can read more about the project by downloading the attached case study or by opening the Leeds 2022 Impact Report on the Green Ward Competition | Centre for Sustainable Healthcare webpage.

Resource File: 

Publication date: 

June, 2022

Resource type: 

  • case study

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