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Keep Them Safe and Whole Family Teams - An Integrated Partnership Approach to Health Care

Added: 18 February 2015
Last updated: 5 March 2015

Standing Balance Classes: improve balance and function for rehabilitation inpatients

This project demonstrates the effective implementation of best evidence to improve patient outcomes in a rehabilitation setting. Patients consistently report poor balance as a significant factor in their recovery. Focusing on patient centred care, clinicians within the physiotherapy department performed an evidence based review aiming to identify the most effective way of improving balance.
Bankstown Lidcombe HospitalCamden Hospital
Added: 16 February 2015
Last updated: 17 February 2015

Save the Date to Vaccinate Campaign

The Save the Date to Vaccinate campaign is part of a long term strategy to improve childhood vaccination rates in NSW. The key message of the Save the Date to Vaccinate campaign focuses on ‘on time’ immunisation, addressing a lack of understanding about the importance of vaccinating children in line with the recommended immunisation schedule.
NSW Ministry of Health
Added: 16 February 2015
Last updated: 16 February 2015

Rapid HIV and Sexually Transmissible Infections Testing

Sydney Sexual Health Centre with partners ACON and the Kirby Institute, developed outreach testing models staffed by peer educators and a specialist nurse. a[TEST] models included after-hours testing at community organisation premises, a mobile testing caravan at Taylor Square for World AIDS Day, and a Darlinghurst shop front for the Mardi Gras Festival 2014. High rates of consumer satisfaction with the models and success in accessing gay men who had never had a HIV test or were testing infrequently was...
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 16 February 2015
Last updated: 16 February 2015

Kitted Out for Blood Cultures

To reduce blood culture contamination rates at Campbelltown Hospital, a blood culture kit was introduced to the adult departments. The project foundation is built on getting it right the first time and reducing unwarranted clinical variation by implementing one standardised kit with one set of instructions. This has embedded better practice focusing on aseptic technique.
Campbelltown Hospital
Added: 11 February 2015
Last updated: 16 February 2015

eCommunicating Patient Feeding Assistance Needs

In 2013 a modification to electronic medical record (eMR) diet ordering was initiated to communicate patient feeding assistance requirements electronically at the time of ordering a patient diet. This modification now triggers a bright marker on the patient’s meal tray to clearly indicate their eating assistance needs at every meal.
Prince of Wales Hospital
Added: 11 February 2015
Last updated: 11 February 2015

A Safe Benzodiazepine Guideline for Elderly Inpatients

This project was a result of the Junior Medical Officer Quality and Safety Committee. While defining its role in its pilot 12 months, concerns regarding the prescribing of benzodiazepines in the elderly inpatients were identified and acted upon by way of two audits, guideline creation and education packages.
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 5 February 2015
Last updated: 11 February 2015

Active Kyogle

Active Kyogle was a three-year federally-funded chronic disease prevention project which relied on the community to decide the health priorities and collaborative partners to plan and deliver the interventions. Active Kyogle empowered the community to implement a health promotion program to prevent chronic disease focusing on projects that increase healthy eating, physical activity and reducing social isolation.
Northern NSW Local Health District
Added: 5 February 2015
Last updated: 11 February 2015

Gosford Surgical Admissions Centre Waiting Room Project

The Gosford Surgical Admissions Centre (GSAC) is a short stay surgical admissions centre providing care to 1350 elective patients per month. The project aim is to improve the patient satisfaction rate by focusing on communication, the waiting room environment, the admission processes and streamline documentation.
Gosford Hospital
Added: 23 January 2015
Last updated: 25 February 2015

Electronic Patient Journey Boards

The Electronic Patient Journey Board is a highly visible interactive touch screen, able to feed data directly from the electronic medical record and patient administration system. It is designed to facilitate multidisciplinary handover meetings with information displayed in a highly visual medium with graphic icons and colour schemes to discretely share clinical, financial and demographic information.
Central Coast Local Health District
Added: 17 December 2014
Last updated: 17 December 2014
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