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Stop the Drop: Preventing Perioperative Hypothermia

Stop the Drop: Preventing Perioperative Hypothermia

The steps in the perioperative pathway were reviewed and a number of interventions trialled to maintain the temperature of patients prior to, during and following surgery.
Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital
Added: 28 October 2016
Last updated: 29 November 2016
Gunyah Oncology Weekend Discharge Project

Gunyah Oncology Weekend Discharge Project

This project added potential discharges to the agenda of a weekly meeting and developed a discharge process where oncologists worked in teams of two during ward rounds.
Sutherland Hospital and Community Health Service
Added: 28 October 2016
Last updated: 11 November 2016
Creative Arts in Community Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Recovery

Creative Arts in Community Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Recovery

This project established four community arts programs in Port Macquarie Community College. The programs help participants with mental health and Alcohol and Other Drugs challenges rebuild their confidence and provide them with important life skills. It also reduces the stigma of mental health issues and provides participants with a sense of belonging in the communities where they live.
Port Macquarie Community College
Added: 19 October 2016
Last updated: 19 October 2016
Improving the Diagnostic Process for Patients with Mitochondrial Disease

Improving the Diagnostic Process for Patients with Mitochondrial Disease

This project developed next-generation sequencing protocols and a bioinformatics platform for diagnosing mitochondrial disease, as well as a diagnostic pipeline that improved the speed and accuracy of diagnosis.
Northern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 19 October 2016
Last updated: 2 November 2016
Streamlined Oral Health Pathway for People Living with a Mental Illness

Streamlined Oral Health Pathway for People Living with a Mental Illness

Sydney Local Health District developed an electronic oral health assessment form that provides appropriate information to the oral health clinician, as well as a comprehensive summary that can be easily understood by the participant, their carer and general practitioner.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 19 October 2016
Last updated: 2 November 2016
Reducing the Incidence of Omitted Medication Administration

Reducing the Incidence of Omitted Medication Administration

This project improved education and workflow processes around medication administration, to reduce instances where patients either don’t receive their medication or don’t have a documented reason as to why their medication was not administered.
Dubbo Health Service
Added: 10 October 2016
Last updated: 24 October 2016
Aboriginal Stories About Approaching the End of Life

Aboriginal Stories About Approaching the End of Life

A booklet was developed, which sensitively captured end of life stories from six Aboriginal patients and carers from the Shoalhaven region. The stories shared information about palliative care services, planning for end of life and how talking with loved ones about their preferences helped with healing and decision-making.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Added: 7 October 2016
Last updated: 24 October 2016
It’s All in the Delivery: Improving Clinical Documentation in the Community Healthcare Setting

It’s All in the Delivery: Improving Clinical Documentation in the Community Healthcare Setting

The project will identify barriers to compliance and introduce solutions that aim to improve nursing assessments for new admissions at St George Hospital.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 26 September 2016
Last updated: 21 October 2016
Reducing Seclusion Use in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Unit

Reducing Seclusion Use in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Unit

This project identified and examined the systemic issues leading to the use of seclusion at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. It implemented preventative strategies to reduce the use of seclusion, including multidisciplinary team care plans, staff education, daily intake and handover meetings, as well as supervision sessions for nursing and allied health staff.
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Added: 26 September 2016
Last updated: 10 October 2016
The Nursing and Midwifery Scope of Practice Framework

The Nursing and Midwifery Scope of Practice Framework

This project standardised the recruitment process and conducted training for nurses and midwives in SNSWLHD to help them understand their professional obligations and maintain the skills required to safely undertake their role in the organisation.
Southern NSW Local Health District
Added: 23 September 2016
Last updated: 10 October 2016