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Prince of Wales Hospital screened all patients booked for elective cardiac surgery, to diagnose diabetes and identify those requiring blood glucose level control before admission.
Prince of Wales Hospital
Added: 26 April 2018|Last updated: 10 May 2018
This project developed a 60-second diabetic foot screening tool and educated patients, nurses and clinicians on the importance of using the tool and completing regular foot checks. Electronic referral templates and clinical pathways were also developed, to improve timely access to hospital foot services.
Western Sydney Local Health District
Added: 1 December 2015|Last updated: 18 October 2016
A KIT SMART program was developed to improve data entry, monitoring and reminders, roles and processes, and models of care for diabetic patients at Awabakal Aboriginal Primary Health Care Centre.
Awabakal Aboriginal Primary Health Care Centre
Added: 8 April 2016|Last updated: 28 April 2016
The endocrine department at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick implemented education strategies for clinicians and families, to increase awareness of alternative support options.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 4 March 2016|Last updated: 8 April 2016
A vascular clinic with an integrated health approach was established, to address the high number of emergency procedures and prolonged hospitalisations incurred by haemodialysis patients.
Prince of Wales Hospital
Added: 6 January 2016|Last updated: 20 January 2016
Patient referrals between general practice and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD)specialist services are about to get easier thanks to a joint initiative of the ISLHD and COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network. From May 2015, enhancements to current referral processes will include: a new electronic referral template that will auto-populate from patient records in general practice; the ability to transmit referrals directly and securely via Argus to the Illawarra Diabetes Service; the availability of a simple brochure...
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Added: 7 August 2015|Last updated: 21 August 2015
The prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) and Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) in the Canterbury area has been increasing over the years and this trend is expected to upsurge with the new reference range for diagnosing GDM introduced in 2015. This project addresses an urgent need to improve systems and processes and realign its resources to ensure that pregnant women attending the clinic receive optimal and timely care....
Added: 18 August 2015|Last updated: 21 August 2015
This project developed a specialist diabetes service for people aged 16 to 25, at The Tweed Hospital in Northern NSW Local Health District.
The Tweed Hospital
Added: 2 June 2015|Last updated: 16 June 2015
A Chronic Disease Oral Health Service has been established at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH), with a dental officer and oral health therapist. The service provides an expedited course of dental care with a strong focus on oral hygiene for chronic disease patients. A referral pathway to this clinic has been implemented using a referral form that is completed by chronic disease services....
Royal North Shore Hospital
Added: 18 May 2015|Last updated: 25 May 2015
This Dubbo Diabetes Integrated Care Project works across sectors to ensure an integrated approach to the care of Aboriginal people with diabetes. Fundamental to this approach is giving Aboriginal people an authentic voice in the way care is delivered to them.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 20 April 2015|Last updated: 22 April 2015
The project focused on planning, coordinating and integrating diabetes services in the local community and primary healthcare system. Newly diagnosed patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) will be managed using appropriate referral pathways led by their general practitioner.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 14 April 2015|Last updated: 22 April 2015
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
Aim: “The Standards” will be used to:Provide a consistent definition for HRFSReduce clinical variation, aligning existing services tostate, national and ...
Benefits: Facilitate equity of access to an appropriate level of foot care for all patients in NSW by supporting a basis for standardising the clinical servicesImprove ca...
18 June 2015
Aim: To standardise an adult subcutaneous insulin chart and minimise risks in insulin prescription, administration and documentation.
Benefits: The chart combines prescription and administration with blood glucose, ketone monitoring and glycaemic management. It links all the necessary information for gl...
16 July 2015
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