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Falls in older people with cataract: a longitudinal evaluation of impact and risk

Falls in older people with cataract: a longitudinal evaluation of impact and risk

his project identified factors associated with an increased falls risk in older people with cataract during their wait for cataract surgery.
The George Institute for Global Health, UNSW Australia
Added: 23 June 2017|Last updated: 30 June 2017
The iCareTrack Study

The iCareTrack Study

This project measured the appropriateness of eye care delivery in NSW, by developing clinical indicators and conducting an on-site record review of up to 40 optometry and ophthalmology practices across the state.
School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Sydney
Added: 16 June 2017|Last updated: 16 June 2017
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
How Access Has Changed Emergency Mental Health Care in the Bush

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
Impact of Physiotherapy Care in the Emergency Department

Impact of Physiotherapy Care in the Emergency Department

This study will pool data from multiple sites to quantitatively demonstrate the relative efficiency of physiotherapy service compared with the usual care provides for patients presenting to ED with musculoskeletal conditions (triage category 3-5). The study will compare waiting times and overall length of stay for patients presenting to ED with an isolated musculoskeletal injury treated by the physiotherapy practitioner and this data will be compared to the treatment provided by usual care providers to determine if there is a...
Westmead Hospital
Added: 30 October 2014|Last updated: 30 October 2014
Validation and Impact of the 4 Hour Rule in Emergency Departments

Validation and Impact of the 4 Hour Rule in Emergency Departments

The purpose of this partnership project is to assess the impact of the four-hour rule/National Emergency Access Target (NEAT) policy in reducing access block and its effects of Emergency Department (ED) overcrowding on patients before and after its implementation. The large data linkage study will examine the trends and characteristics of patients under the policy in WA hospitals and compare them with similar patients not under the policy....
Simpson Centre for Health Services Research, University of New South Wales
Added: 30 October 2014|Last updated: 30 October 2014
HiRAID: Evaluation of an emergency nursing assessment framework

HiRAID: Evaluation of an emergency nursing assessment framework

The objective of the study was to evaluate HiRAID: an innovated evidence-based assessment framework designed to structure the initial patient assessment of patients presenting to the ED once triaged. The HiRAID components are: collecting a patient History; identifying Red flags; performing a physical Assessment; Interventions; Diagnostics; reassessment and communication. The study employs a pre-test and post-test design, using immersive simulated scenarios, questionnaires and focus groups to evaluate participants’ satisfaction and self-efficiency levels, documentation and assessment performance before and after undertaking...
Sydney Nursing School, University of Sydney
Added: 30 October 2014|Last updated: 30 October 2014
Older People with Musculoskeletal Conditions in Emergency Departments

Older People with Musculoskeletal Conditions in Emergency Departments

Assessment of cognitively impaired older persons with musculoskeletal conditions in Emergency Departments (EDs). To conduct a comparative study assessing pain scores and analgesic administration in cognitively impaired and cognitively intact older people diagnosed with a long bone fracture. To conduct a cluster randomised controlled trial of the Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia (PAINAD) screening tool for cognitively impaired older people presenting with suspected long bone fracture; To determine if the PAINAD screening tool assists emergency nurses’ pain assessment and facilitates...
Northern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 29 October 2014|Last updated: 30 October 2014
Demand for Emergency Service Trends in NSW 2010-15

Demand for Emergency Service Trends in NSW 2010-15

A population based study of Emergency Department utilisation and length of stay in New South Wales. Understanding population level drivers of emergency department demand is important for planning future health resources across NSW, including optimal Emergency Department (ED) capacity and implementing patient focused ED models of care. Such models of care include aged care assessment teams, falls prevention programs, chest pain observation units, short stay units, mental health liaison teams and minor injury or fast track units. The study will...
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Added: 27 October 2014|Last updated: 29 October 2014
Clinician-led Improvement in Cancer Care

Clinician-led Improvement in Cancer Care

This study will provide crucial evidence about how to develop effective implementation strategies that can be delivered through clinical networks to embed recommended care into practice to improve patient outcomes. The study will be one of the first randomised trials to test the effectiveness of delivering implementation strategies through clinical networks to lead changes in clinical practice in hospitals and improve evidence based care in Australia. The NHMRC partnership grant NHMRC Partnership Grant is co-funded by the Prostate Cancer Foundation...
Sax Institute
Added: 27 October 2014|Last updated: 29 October 2014

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