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Sugar Gum - Diabetes and Gum Disease

Gum disease is a chronic inflammatory disease which has a direct impact on blood sugar levels, yet diabetic patients are not routinely referred for oral health checks. This project works with high risks groups such as the elderly, people with chronic disease and Aboriginal people. It encourages people with diabetes to make healthy choices by educating them on the importance of oral health and its impact on blood sugar levels. Following dental evaluation, treatment and education, home packages are given...
Menindee Health Service
Added: 23 March 2015
Last updated: 25 March 2015

Shared Care Community Midwifery - Maternity Model of Care

When birthing ceased in 2011, women who gave birth outside Narrandera and returned home to Narrandera had no access to follow-up services or to a Midwife in the first two weeks after birth. Shared Care Community Midwifery engaged the support of GP Visiting Medical Officer/Obstetricians in providing antenatal clinics and support for midwives to conduct clinical review and post natal home visits. The evaluation of this model of care supports that the model is effective, safe and sustainable....
Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Added: 13 March 2015
Last updated: 25 March 2015

Aboriginal Well-being: A Cancer Journey of Healing

'A Cancer Journey’ booklets were developed in partnership with local Aboriginal people, Mid North Coast Local Health District, the Medicare Local, Aboriginal Medical Services, North Coast Cancer Institute, Cancer Council NSW and BreastScreen NSW. The reader is navigated from reception through treatment of Radiation and Chemotherapy, using both text and photographs of the actual units. Aboriginal people within MNCLHD are true partners in the development, use and ongoing review of this educational resource....
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 13 March 2015
Last updated: 25 March 2015

Who Ya Gunna Call?

Each year a one day event is held during NAIDOC week to bring communities, government and non-government, as well as health service providers together in a non-threatening way to improve and promote access to health services, especially for Aboriginal people and communities in the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 12 March 2015
Last updated: 25 March 2015

How Access Has Changed Emergency Mental Health Care in the Bush

Many rural and remote towns have limited access to mental health specialist services and local providers bear the responsibility for emergency mental health care. The Mental Health Emergency Care – Rural Access Program (MHEC-RAP) is a telepsychiatry program established in western NSW to provide accessible specialist emergency mental health care and is available 24 hours 7 days a week. MHEC-RAP is changing the local provision of emergency mental health care. Local providers are no longer ‘flying blind’ as this has...
Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health
Added: 11 March 2015
Last updated: 25 March 2015

Video Examples of Speech Pathology Activities - VESPA

VESPA was created as a medium for centre staff and parents to easily and conveniently access video demonstrations of Speech Pathology activities. Data collected over a six month period indicated steady viewing of the resources. This model is readily adapted to other services.
North Coast Medicare Local
Added: 11 March 2015
Last updated: 25 March 2015

Supporting Dementia and Delirium Care with Volunteers

In partnership with Alzheimer’s NSW, volunteers were recruited and trained for a structured person-centred dementia-delirium hospital volunteer program. The volunteer intervention provided one to one emotional support and practical assistance aimed at reducing delirium risk to patients with cognitive impairment. There was a trend towards reduced falls at the volunteer intervention facility. The program was highly accepted with 96% of staff and 100% of volunteers perceiving the program as having a beneficial effect on patient outcomes and should continue....
Southern NSW Local Health District
Added: 11 March 2015
Last updated: 25 March 2015

Community Nursing Palliative Care Procedure

This procedure will provide a process from registration of a new client, assessment tools, monitoring tools and end of life pathway tool and bereavement follow up for the generalist community health nurses. It will provide Generalist Community Nurses and Palliative Care Nurses with a structured format and standardised processes and tools to use when assessing palliative care clients.
Tweed Byron Health Service Group
Added: 18 February 2015
Last updated: 10 March 2015

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

Whole Family Teams (WFTs) include mental health and drug and alcohol clinicians working together in multidisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive mental health, drug and alcohol and family assessment and evidence informed individual and family in-home interventions for approximately six months. The model of care was informed by the best available evidence regarding interventions for families with complex mental health and drug and alcohol needs and the impact of these problems on the safety of their children. The central theme of...
Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office (MHDAO)
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
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