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EvE - Emergency vs Emergency (Surgery)

EvE - Emergency vs Emergency (Surgery)

Westmead Hospital Division of Surgery and Anaesthetics is implementing a number of solutions to improve the surgical journey for Category 5 and 6 emergency patients. The project includes the development of pathways for patients to enable a more structured approach to the booking and completion of emergency surgery, including possible hospital admission avoidance for suitable patients. Business rules to ensure equity and clinical coordination and assessment....
Westmead Hospital
Added: 7 May 2019|Last updated: 9 May 2019
Flow of Emergency Theatre Cases at Hornsby

Flow of Emergency Theatre Cases at Hornsby

This project will improve the safety and efficiency of the emergency surgical patient journey.
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital
Added: 17 September 2018|Last updated: 1 October 2018
Sterilising and Perioperative Clinical Redesign

Sterilising and Perioperative Clinical Redesign

The project team identified an opportunity to enhance the patient experience at Concord Hospital by increasing operational efficiency between the sterilising department and operating theatres. Following a review, a range of recommendations were implemented to improve inter-departmental communication and processes, streamline workflows, and enhance workforce morale.
Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Added: 20 August 2018|Last updated: 30 August 2018
Optimising Pre-operative Patient Blood Management

Optimising Pre-operative Patient Blood Management

Wollongong Hospital implemented a program to optimise the pre-operative haemoglobin and iron stores of patients undergoing major elective colorectal, upper gastrointestinal tract and orthopaedic surgery. This will prevent avoidable blood transfusions and their complications, along the patient peri-operative journey.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Added: 27 August 2018|Last updated: 30 August 2018
Improving the Patient Journey for Mothers having an Elective Caesarean

Improving the Patient Journey for Mothers having an Elective Caesarean

Nepean Hospital established an Obstetric Pre-anaesthetic Assessment Clinic for high-risk obstetric patients and those undergoing an elective caesarean section. Anaesthetists at the clinic assess the patient and explain anaesthetic procedures in a way that allows patients to give informed consent.
Nepean Hospital
Added: 11 July 2018|Last updated: 25 July 2018
Improving the Patient Journey for Women with High-Risk Pregnancies

Improving the Patient Journey for Women with High-Risk Pregnancies

Wollongong Hospital established a consultant-led pre-anaesthetic clinic for women with high-risk pregnancies. It ensures women are supported during their pregnancy and delivery, and clinicians are prepared for any medical issues that may arise.
Anaesthesia, Obstetrics, Risk
Added: 8 September 2017|Last updated: 25 September 2017
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
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
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
My Check-in For Surgery: Elective Surgery Pre-admission Project

My Check-in For Surgery: Elective Surgery Pre-admission Project

Canterbury Hospital implemented measures to improve patient and clinician satisfaction and hospital efficiency, by enhancing elective surgical pre-admission processes. These included a review of communication, screening and assessment tools, booking processes, roles and responsibilities, accountability and escalation processes.
Canterbury Hospital
Added: 2 December 2016|Last updated: 16 December 2016
Emergency Surgery: Why The Wait?

Emergency Surgery: Why The Wait?

The Tweed Hospital implemented a number of solutions to streamline and improve the surgical journey of emergency surgery patients. These included education for staff and patients, development of new care pathways and implementation of electronic booking and referral systems.
The Tweed Hospital
Added: 30 November 2016|Last updated: 16 December 2016
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
Improving the Preoperative Recording of Patient Dental State by Anaesthetists

Improving the Preoperative Recording of Patient Dental State by Anaesthetists

CCLHD designed a new anaesthesia form, produced educational posters for staff and developed a dental package that encouraged anaesthetists to document the dental state of patients prior to surgery.
Central Coast Local Health District
Added: 23 September 2016|Last updated: 3 November 2016
Fed up: improving nutritional care for emergency and orthopaedic trauma surgery patients

Fed up: improving nutritional care for emergency and orthopaedic trauma surgery patients

This project implemented a new process for measuring and managing preoperative fasting in emergency and orthopaedic trauma patients, with education provided to staff and patients on preoperative fasting best practice.
Gosford Hospital
Added: 2 August 2016|Last updated: 19 August 2016
From Ice to Nice: Reducing the incidence of Inadvertent Hypothermia in the perioperative patient

From Ice to Nice: Reducing the incidence of Inadvertent Hypothermia in the perioperative patient

CCLHD implemented a number of pre-warming strategies, to reduce the incidence of inadvertent hypothermia in surgical patients.
Central Coast Local Health District
Added: 8 April 2016|Last updated: 26 April 2016
NSW Pain Clinic Referral Form and Process

NSW Pain Clinic Referral Form and Process

Aim: To provide a consistent method when making a referral from primary care to a tertiary pain service, irrespective of where the service is located.
Benefits: All services will have the same triage criteria and process for accepting patients from primary care.
17 November 2014
Minimum Standards for Safe Procedural Sedation

Minimum Standards for Safe Procedural Sedation

Aim: To support the safe provision of procedural sedation (in non-operating-theatre settings) across NSW public hospitals, ensuring all clinicians who provide sedati...
Benefits: A consistent approach for procedural sedation across NSW, Local Health Districts (LHDs) and hospitals;  Appropriate skills and training for all clinicians ...
21 August 2015
NSW Standardised Pain Charts (adult)

NSW Standardised Pain Charts (adult)

Aim: Development and implementation of statewide charts to be used at the bedside when delivering Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA), ketamine infusions and neuraxia...
Benefits: Benefits include improved safety and quality of care for patients.
15 December 2014
Fascia Iliaca Blocks for older people with hip fracture

Fascia Iliaca Blocks for older people with hip fracture

Aim: To develop a toolkit of resources facilitating Fascia Ilaica Block (FIB) as a method of pain management in hip fracture.
Benefits: To assist in the practical application of effective pain management as referred to in the Minimum Standards for Hip Fracture;  To reduce the harm arising f...
9 November 2015
Pre Procedure Preparation / Perioperative Toolkit

Pre Procedure Preparation / Perioperative Toolkit

Aim: To review the NSW Health Guideline: Pre-Procedure Preparation Toolkit.
Benefits: To review the existing toolkit to ensure it supports best practice for pre procedure care for patients undergoing surgery or a procedure.The existing toolkit wa...
11 August 2015
Assistants to the Anaesthetist

Assistants to the Anaesthetist

Aim: During an episode of anaesthesia, the anaesthetist must be assisted by another appropriately trained person, in order to ensure the safety and quality of care f...
Benefits: Standardising education and training requirements for the anaesthetic assistant;  Ensuring safe and efficient anaesthesia;  Ensuring anaesthetic assis...
21 August 2015

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