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ACI recognition at the 2014 NSW Health Innovation Awards

ACI recognition at the 2014 NSW Health Innovation Awards

Two ACI initiatives were recognised for their innovative quality at the 2014 NSW Health Innovation Awards held at Sydney Showgrounds on Friday, 31 October 2014. The NSW Health Awards is an annual event which recognises excellence in work being done throughout the NSW health system and embraces innovation as a means of continuous improvement in the care that is provided. 

Both ACI initiatives were Finalists in the Translational Research category, which celebrates high quality research which is translated in to real world improvement initiatives. 

The first Finalist initiative was from the ACI Stroke Network, which partnered with St Vincent’s Hospital on the Successful and innovative state wide evidence translation: The Quality in Acute Stroke Care Implementation Project submission. The project showed that supported implementation of clinical protocols to manage fever, glucose (sugar) levels and swallowing dysfunction (FeSS protocols) for 72-hours following stroke decreased death and dependency by 16 per cent, significantly improved fever, glucose and swallowing management, and decreased length of stay by two days. More information about the project can be found on the awards poster

Congratulations to the ACI Emergency Care Institute, which partnered with Northern Sydney Local Health District on The Australia and New Zealand ED Airway Registry project and took home the award in this category. The project included an observational study of the practice of endotracheal intubation in NSW Emergency Departments (EDs) via completion of a data form in the registry. Data collected from the registry assisted in the development of practice improvement guidelines and training for ED physicians. For more information on this initiative visit the initiative entry in the ACI Innovation Exchange or view the awards poster.

For more information on the Awards and the winners in each category, visit the NSW Health Innovation Awards website.

Media Enquiries

Maeve Eikli
T: +61 2 02 9464 4607, M: 0400 431 199
maeve.eikli@health.nsw.gov.au