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Living Well in Residential Aged Care: Reducing Falls and Harm from Falls

Living Well in Residential Aged Care: Reducing Falls and Harm from Falls

Nyngan Health Service developed a falls workbook and DVD, which was used to educate aged care residents on falls and empower them to develop personalised strategies that would reduce their risk of falling.
Nyngan Residential Aged Care
Added: 10 February 2017
Last updated: 27 February 2017
The Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network’s Got Talent

The Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network’s Got Talent

The JH&FMHN is developing a talent management strategy to improve the access, allocation and appropriateness of learning opportunities for its staff.
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
Added: 10 February 2017
Last updated: 24 February 2017
Needle Syringe Program + Caring for the Community

Needle Syringe Program + Caring for the Community

This project will redesign the SLHD Needle Syringe Program in partnership with service users and staff, to expand access to primary healthcare services and offer psychosocial support for service users with complex needs.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 15 December 2016
Last updated: 16 December 2016
Reducing the Need for Red Cell Transfusions

Reducing the Need for Red Cell Transfusions

This project implemented a guideline in the emergency department to help staff manage patients with chronic anaemia due to iron deficiency.
Nepean Hospital
Added: 13 December 2016
Last updated: 20 January 2017
Head Over Heels: Reducing Falls in the Delivery Suite

Head Over Heels: Reducing Falls in the Delivery Suite

This project delivered an education program for staff and implemented a new process of cleaning the ventilation vents in delivery suite bathrooms, to reduce the risk of falls.
Royal Hospital for Women
Added: 9 December 2016
Last updated: 22 December 2016
Improving Risk Assessment for Cognitive Impairment in Drug and Alcohol Clients

Improving Risk Assessment for Cognitive Impairment in Drug and Alcohol Clients

This project used the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) screening tool, to assess cognition in 120 clients attending an outpatient opioid treatment program. The project also identified key risk factors (such as loss of consciousness) that were related to cognitive performance in this group.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 9 December 2016
Last updated: 22 December 2016
Bowral and District Hospital Preadmission Clinic Redesign Project

Bowral and District Hospital Preadmission Clinic Redesign Project

This project reviewed the journey of adult elective surgery patients at BDH and developed a series of measures to streamline and improve the booking, pathology, clinical review, admission, surgery and post-operative processes.
Bowral and District Hospital
Added: 9 December 2016
Last updated: 16 December 2016
Sharing the Caring: General Practitioner Antenatal Share Care

Sharing the Caring: General Practitioner Antenatal Share Care

This project examined the causes of a substantial decline in general practitioner antenatal share care on the Central Coast over the last 15 years and implemented solutions to reinvigorate the model of care.
Central Coast Local Health District
Added: 9 December 2016
Last updated: 16 December 2016
Providing Appropriate Care for Residents in Aged Care (PAC4RAC)

Providing Appropriate Care for Residents in Aged Care (PAC4RAC)

This project aims to reduce the number of unnecessary ambulance transfers of aged care residents, by developing a patient-centred care model. This model will determine the most appropriate care pathway, allow clinicians to deliver timely healthcare services and provide the patient with appropriate care in their home.
NSW AmbulanceNorthern Sydney Local Health DistrictTwilight Aged Care
Added: 7 December 2016
Last updated: 16 December 2016
Preop to Theatre: Ready and On Time

Preop to Theatre: Ready and On Time

This project redesigned the preoperative screening and triage process, as well as operating theatre and pre-admission clinic staff work schedules. Patient information brochures were revised and new systems introduced, including text message reminders, operating theatre forecast planning meetings and team communication huddles.
Shoalhaven Hospital
Added: 5 December 2016
Last updated: 16 December 2016