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Rural Innovations Changing Healthcare 2015

These projects were presented at the RICH 2015 Forum.

Presentations 

Key Note Speakers 

John Lambert

Keynote Address by John Lambert: eHealth NSW Clinical Portfolio

John Lambert, Chief Clinical Information Officer for eHealth NSW

Keynote Address by Ashley Young: Clinical Telehealth

Ashley Young, Clinical Business Analyst, Hunter New England Health

Other Presentations 

NSW Ambulance  Authorised Palliative Care Plans

NSW Ambulance Authorised Palliative Care Plans

Authorised Palliative Care Plans were introduced across the state by NSW Ambulance to support paramedic decision making in meeting the needs of individual patients while respecting their palliative wishes. NSW Ambulance applies this protocol to palliative and end of life care, when an ambulance responds to a patient with an endorsed Authorised Palliative Care Plan in place.
NSW Ambulance
Added: 11 March 2015|Last updated: 30 March 2015
Supporting Dementia and Delirium Care with Volunteers

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
Video Examples of Speech Pathology Activities - VESPA

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
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
Who Ya Gunna Call?

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
Shared Care Community Midwifery - Maternity Model of Care

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
Sugar Gum - Diabetes and Gum Disease

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
Aboriginal Well-being: A Cancer Journey of Healing

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

Posters

Dementia Care Competency & Training Network: A one stop shop for all things dementia
Kathryn de Souza, Clinical Nurse Consultant Dementia Care and Competency Training Network, NNSWLHD

Elder Abuse: NSW Collaboratives - A co-ordinated local response
Therese Findlay, Co-Ordinator NSW Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit

A Star is Born: a pathway to initiate fluid challenge
Barbara Cridland, After Hours CNC Critical Care, WNSWLHD

Pharmacist, Where art Thou? Building Partnerships with a Rural Palliative Care Multidisciplinary Team
Mr Jin Wen Chan, Deputy Director of Pharmacy Dubbo Health Service, WNSWLHD

Carer Consultant Program
Ken Lee, Coordinator Strategic Programs Disability and Carers, NNSWLHD

Development of a whole-of-community aged care placement model: The SHAPE Framework
Narelle Mills, Manager Aged Care, Murrumbidgee Medicare Local

‘Connecting Care’ Inter-sectorial Communication Model reduces Hospital Admissions
Kathleen Ryan, Connecting Care Chronic Disease Co-Ordinator, WNSW Medicare Local

Consultant Surgeon Led Model of Care
Annie Williams, Manager Innovation and Design, Murrumbidgee LHD

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