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Improving Provision of Skin-to-Skin Care in Preterm Neonates

Improving Provision of Skin-to-Skin Care in Preterm Neonates

John Hunter Children’s Hospital developed a step-by-step guide to encourage the delivery of Kangaroo Care to premature babies, and provided education to staff and parents on the topic.
John Hunter Children's Hospital
Added: 2 May 2018|Last updated: 16 May 2018
Improving Lumbar Puncture Success Rates in Febrile Neonates

Improving Lumbar Puncture Success Rates in Febrile Neonates

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead developed and implemented an interdisciplinary lumbar puncture teaching package for Junior Medical Officers and nursing staff. The simulation-based teaching covered early stylet removal techniques, patient positioning, needle positioning, troubleshooting and analgesia.
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Added: 22 May 2017|Last updated: 5 June 2017
Diverting the Stream

Diverting the Stream

Macksville Hospital developed a 24-month New Graduate Program for nursing staff that involved a 12-week intensive induction period, with clinical exposure and support over the course of the program.
Macksville District Hospital
Added: 13 March 2017|Last updated: 28 April 2017
Identifying the Right Carer or Person to Contact for Patients at Blacktown Hospital

Identifying the Right Carer or Person to Contact for Patients at Blacktown Hospital

Blacktown Hospital educated administration staff on the importance of maintaining accurate contact details in patient records. It also displayed signage in the emergency department to remind families and carers to include their contact details on the patient’s admission form.
Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (Blacktown Campus)
Added: 14 March 2017|Last updated: 28 March 2017
The Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network’s Got Talent

The Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network’s Got Talent

The JH&FMHN is developing a talent management strategy to improve the access, allocation and appropriateness of learning opportunities for its staff.
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
Added: 10 February 2017|Last updated: 24 February 2017
Get It Write

Get It Write

The Subjective, Objective, Assessment and Plan (SOAP) methodology was selected as a prescriptive documentation style for use in all nursing progress notes. Staff education and resources were provided to support the implementation of this methodology in clinical practice.
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
Added: 23 February 2016|Last updated: 17 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
IVALUE:  Valuing Aboriginal Learning and Utilisation in Employment

IVALUE: Valuing Aboriginal Learning and Utilisation in Employment

The IVALUE initiative supported the implementation of new orientation and accountability processes to improve the way Orange and Cowra Community Health Services engage and utilise Aboriginal Health Workers to provide clinical services to Aboriginal clients accessing care.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 20 April 2016|Last updated: 28 April 2016
Healthy Mouths in Hospital

Healthy Mouths in Hospital

This project implemented a more effective method for cleaning dentures in hospital and delivered education session to staff and patients on the link between oral health and systemic infection.
Southern NSW Local Health District
Added: 18 March 2016|Last updated: 4 April 2016
Show Me The Plan

Show Me The Plan

JH&FMHN developed a streamlined chronic disease process that addressed the barriers to completing a multidisciplinary care plan, by engaging frontline clinicians.
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
Added: 12 February 2016|Last updated: 4 March 2016
Improving Peritonitis Rates in the ISLHD Renal Service

Improving Peritonitis Rates in the ISLHD Renal Service

The renal unit at ISLHD developed a structured home visit program and implemented changes to the staff orientation program, as well as training for patients and staff.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Added: 27 January 2016|Last updated: 11 February 2016
Early Start Early Success

Early Start Early Success

SNSWLHD provides speech pathology students with the opportunity to complete their placements within childcare centres, where they can provide speech pathology services, health education initiatives and early intervention as required.
Southern NSW Local Health District
Added: 27 November 2015|Last updated: 11 December 2015
Physiotherapy Training Audit

Physiotherapy Training Audit

This project identifies gaps between the skills that new graduate and Level 1 physiotherapists have gained via study and the skills required to work within the physiotherapy department of Broken Hill Health Service. This gap analysis will allow individual professional development pathways to be developed for physiotherapists, to maintain a high quality of service within the physiotherapy department.
Broken Hill Base Hospital
Added: 12 October 2015|Last updated: 26 October 2015
After Hours Program

After Hours Program

The After Hours Program developed emergency guidelines and online training modules for the most common aged care presentations to emergency departments, including chest pain, stroke, abdominal pain, confusion and tubes. The online training program was created to train residential aged care facility staff in the implementation of these guidelines.
Western NSW Medicare Local
Added: 2 September 2015|Last updated: 3 September 2015
CommunicatingCARE incorporating ISBAR and 'Stop and Watch'

CommunicatingCARE incorporating ISBAR and 'Stop and Watch'

CommunicatingCARE is an aged care education package incorporating Identify, Situation, Background, Assessment and Recommendation (ISBAR) methodology and 'Stop and Watch' early warning tools. The package was developed in consultation with local aged care providers, to help staff identify when a resident’s condition changes and allow them to communicate these changes to other health professionals.
Central Coast NSW Medicare Local
Added: 1 September 2015|Last updated: 2 September 2015
Sapphire Coast Graduate Physiotherapy Program

Sapphire Coast Graduate Physiotherapy Program

This project created an informal public-private partnership with collaborative recruitment, joint management and shared education for new graduates.
Bega Valley Health Service and Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy
Added: 14 July 2015|Last updated: 28 July 2015
Enhanced Scope of Practice Model of Care

Enhanced Scope of Practice Model of Care

The ESOP Model of Care was designed along with a supporting clinical governance structure, n education and training program and clinical pathways which define the scope of the ESOP Nurse. By developing the current rural nursing workforce to ensure that patients in small communities were able to receive appropriate treatment, by an appropriate person, at the appropriate time, without having to be transferred to larger facilities some distance away....
Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Added: 15 December 2014|Last updated: 15 December 2014
Fly in Fly out Rural Hospital to Regional Medical Hub

Fly in Fly out Rural Hospital to Regional Medical Hub

A needs analysis was undertaken and medical workforce requirements were identified and positions created. Through engagement with medical and government bodies, an innovative multi-platform advertising campaign and remuneration incentives, clinicians with the right skill mix were attracted to the hospital.
Griffith Base Hospital
Added: 10 October 2014|Last updated: 10 October 2014
Stop Assess and Move Smarter (SAMS)

Stop Assess and Move Smarter (SAMS)

The Stop Assess and Move Smarter (SAMS) Project is an initiative of the Western Sydney Local Health District Manual Handling Team to strategically reduce manual handling risks at Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospital (BMDH) to measurably improve patient and staff safety. The objectives of the project are to: Reduce the workers compensation claims attributed to manual handling injuries to BMDH staff by 5% by December 2014 Measurably improve the manual handling experience of BMDH admitted patients by December 2014 Measurably improve...
Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (Blacktown Campus)Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (Mount Druitt Campus)
Added: 19 August 2014|Last updated: 9 October 2014
CIAP Champion Program

CIAP Champion Program

The project objective is to support clinicians to continually improve clinical practice through the introduction of a "CIAP Champion Program". The Clinical Information Access Portal (CIAP) is the NSW Health website of clinical information and resources to support evidence-based practice. The program aims to have at least one CIAP Champion on each ward/unit to support staff to use CIAP effectively at Central Coast Local Health District. The outcomes of this program demonstrate that supporting clinicians to access and use evidence-based...
Central Coast Local Health District
Added: 30 November 2012|Last updated: 9 October 2014
RED - Real Education Delivered

RED - Real Education Delivered

Real Education Delivered (RED) is an adaptable education program that delivers professional support, information and learning opportunities to members of the multidisciplinary health care team within their working environment.
Wyong Public Hospital
Added: 8 October 2013|Last updated: 9 October 2014
Aspiration and Ambiguity

Aspiration and Ambiguity

Globally, there has been attention given to addressing the workforce shortage in nursing. One strategy to respond to this has resulted in a renewed emphasis on the development of career and education pathways for students in the final years of high school. School students in NSW are able to apply to undertake a School Based New Apprenticeship (SBNA) during their last two years of high school and complete a vocational qualification. For the Certificate III qualifications related to health and...
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 24 May 2012|Last updated: 8 October 2014
Resi-Dental Care Program

Resi-Dental Care Program

The Resi-Dental Care Program, based on primary care principles encompasses provision of oral health education for carers and residents and also works collaboratively with private dental practitioners to coordinate and support the provision of dental care in the residential care setting. Oral disease impacts on general health, causing pain, difficulty eating and quality of life issues. Older people in residential care are especially vulnerable to oral diseases as their ability to maintain oral hygiene lessens. Access to dental care for...
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 8 April 2013|Last updated: 30 September 2014
Nambucca Valley Registered Nurse Collaboration Graduate Program

Nambucca Valley Registered Nurse Collaboration Graduate Program

The program is a nursing staff recruitment and retention strategy for the Nambucca Valley. It is designed to attract new graduate Registered Nurses (RNs) to the Nambucca Valley by assisting their transition from study to nursing practice and offering exposure to a variety of settings as potential future career pathways. Two six-month rotations are completed in aged care and acute care settings. The program involves education, skills development and professional development support....
Nambucca Valley Care
Added: 1 January 2014|Last updated: 26 September 2014
Art in Health

Art in Health

The Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health (BHUDRH) has worked in partnership with West Darling Arts to link Art/Humanities and Health in undergraduate health science student education through the Enhanced Rural/Remote Interprofessional Cultural Health (ENRICH) program. ENRICH was developed to meet the clinical needs of students on placement in Broken Hill through an inter-professional learning framework; however it became apparent that this program could do more for students on placement in Broken Hill. Within this context, key principles of...
Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, University of Sydney; West Darling Arts
Added: 16 March 2012|Last updated: 7 September 2014
Clinical Innovation Program – Spread of Innovation

Clinical Innovation Program – Spread of Innovation

Aim: The aim of the ACI Clinical Innovation Program is to:Accelerate implementation of ACI Models of Care and Guidelines; Assist in the sharing and sp...
Benefits: Improved implementation and system uptake of models, with demonstrated patient and health system benefit; Reduction in time and effort for LHDs to replicat...
7 August 2014
ACI Building Co-design Capability Strategy

ACI Building Co-design Capability Strategy

Aim: The Strategy aims to build capability in patient experience and co-design thinking, methods and practices within the ACI and across NSW Health by empl...
Benefits: Delivering more person-centred and sustained health care improvement as a result of working in partnership with consumers, carers and health care workers.Strong...
8 December 2016
Inclusion in Mainstream Health Services: Using Visuals for people with intellectual disability

Inclusion in Mainstream Health Services: Using Visuals for people with intellectual disability

Aim: This project aims to improve communication between people with disabilities and health professionals in busy mainstream healthcare environments by developing an...
Benefits: Using visual aids for people with intellectual disability in  busy healthcare environments can assist with communication and allay fear and confusion for t...
10 July 2015
Nurse Delegated Emergency Care (NDEC) Project

Nurse Delegated Emergency Care (NDEC) Project

Aim: To provide timely, quality care for patients presenting to EDs in rural and remote areas with low risk, low acuity conditions, and to empower Registered Nu...
Benefits: For patients - access to timely and quality care for less-urgent conditionsFor nurses - a validated and authorised framework to work within their scope of pract...
17 August 2016
Centre for Healthcare Redesign (CHR) Graduate Certificate Program

Centre for Healthcare Redesign (CHR) Graduate Certificate Program

Aim: The Centre for Healthcare Redesign (CHR) Program aims to: Increase capability within the Health System to deliver, redesign and service improvement activities;&...
Benefits: The CHR Graduate Certificate Program builds capability in Project Management, Change Management and Redesign through a combination of eLearning, face-to-face tr...
11 August 2016
Toolkit for Adolescents and young people with chronic pain: Supporting transition or direct entry to adult services

Toolkit for Adolescents and young people with chronic pain: Supporting transition or direct entry to adult services

Aim: To develop a statewide toolkit of resources to assist pain clinics managing adolescents and young people aged 14-25 years with chronic and complex pain. The too...
Benefits: The experience of young people entering adult services will be assisted by having age appropriate treatments, approaches and resources available. The transition...
26 April 2016
NSW Health Coaching Panel (pilot phase)

NSW Health Coaching Panel (pilot phase)

Aim: Establish a coaching panel to provide high quality, easy to procure coaches for the health services to:build capability for improvement, implementation and lead...
Benefits: High quality coaches will be pre-assessed and appointed to the coaching panel.LHD / SHN Senior Project Leads and Managers will increase capability for...
7 August 2014
Accelerating Implementation Methodology (AIM)

Accelerating Implementation Methodology (AIM)

Aim: To increase Implementation capability across NSW Health; To embed AIM principles in large-scale program and model of care implementation; To apply AIM...
Benefits: Given the scale and pace of change-initiatives there is an ongoing demand for increased capability in applying AIM principles across the NSW Health system. The ...
17 January 2014
Develop and Implement an ACI Knowledge Management (KM) Approach

Develop and Implement an ACI Knowledge Management (KM) Approach

Aim: To partner with Health Services to develop and implement an approach that supports collaboration, learning capability and sharing knowledge about innovation and...
Benefits: A robust KM approach will serve NSW Health by ensuring: Both small and large-scale innovations and improvements generated across health services are recognised...
30 May 2014
Eye Emergency Manual - Smart Phone App

Eye Emergency Manual - Smart Phone App

Aim: To provide a quick and simple guide to recognizing important signs and symptoms and management of common eye emergencies for medical and nursing staff in Emerge...
Benefits: This initiative has provided easy access to highly graphical overview of signs, symptoms and management of common eye emergencies.
2 June 2014
Support Network for the Local Health District Redesign and Innovation Leaders Group

Support Network for the Local Health District Redesign and Innovation Leaders Group

Aim: To enable, support and challenge group members to achieve their mission of driving healthcare quality and efficiency through shared knowledge, collaborative com...
Benefits: This network can generate significant momentum for local and system change by optimising relationships within and across clinical and geographical boundary line...
5 August 2016
Telehealth Pilot for Pain Management

Telehealth Pilot for Pain Management

Aim: To implement the telehealth toolkit and test and modify its application in the real setting of a pain clinic.
Benefits: Telehealth is a modality that can be utilized to improve access for people to specialized healthcare who live in rural and remote regions.It also provides suppo...
16 July 2015
Understanding Program Evaluation: An ACI framework

Understanding Program Evaluation: An ACI framework

Aim: To provide a framework for undertaking evaluations of programs and projects. Programs include projects, models of care, clinical pathways and guidelines, and ot...
Benefits: High-quality evaluation supports accountability and provides a rigorous evidence base toinform health-service development and program design.Program evaluation ...
18 November 2013

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