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Hospital acquired complications and documentation enhancement project

Hospital acquired complications and documentation enhancement project

This project is designed to clarify the validity of HACs as coded via clinical coding. It aims to review and assess the HACs, highlighting areas of clinical practice which require training or overhaul to reduce production of HACs. Documentation education will also take place to boost content-related activity, and to support the attraction of optimum National Weighted Average Units.
South East Regional Hospital
Added: 27 May 2020|Last updated: 12 June 2020
Bega Valley Health Service Mentoring Program

Bega Valley Health Service Mentoring Program

This ongoing project pairs new or inexperienced staff with senior, more experienced staff. The objective is to enable staff development, which can lead to added confidence and enhanced clinical practice, as a result of passing on knowledge and skills.
Bega District Hospital
Added: 27 May 2020|Last updated: 12 June 2020
Breaking the drought: rural management of breast cancer-related lymphoedema

Breaking the drought: rural management of breast cancer-related lymphoedema

This six-month joint project implemented a lymphoedema screening clinic, providing comprehensive treatment for lymphoedema in the Lachlan Health Service. It involved a cross discipline collaboration for patients following breast cancer surgery.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 12 August 2019|Last updated: 28 August 2019
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
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
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
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
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

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