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Smoking cessation in NICU

Smoking cessation in NICU

This quality improvement project looks at the smoking cessation process among parents attending the neonatal intensive care unit at John Hunter Children’s Hospital.
John Hunter Children's Hospital
Added: 19 September 2019
Last updated: 4 October 2019
Falls prevention in Gunyah, a neurology and oncology ward in Sutherland Hospital

Falls prevention in Gunyah, a neurology and oncology ward in Sutherland Hospital

This project is designed to improve falls prevention in a medical ward in an acute care facility. It identifies the causes of inpatient falls to provide strategies in response.
Sutherland Hospital and Community Health Service
Added: 17 September 2019
Last updated: 1 October 2019
Don’t fall for it, follow the steps!

Don’t fall for it, follow the steps!

Post falls assessments are attended by nurses after patients have a fall in the St George Hospital emergency department.
St George Hospital
Added: 16 September 2019
Last updated: 1 October 2019
Addressing modifiable risk factors after mild stroke or transient ischaemic attack

Addressing modifiable risk factors after mild stroke or transient ischaemic attack

Patients are often discharged without a care plan from the acute stroke unit following a non-disabling stroke or transient ischaemic attack. To address this issue, communication materials were developed alongside other initiatives, to support an increased incidence of exercise.
St George Hospital
Added: 16 September 2019
Last updated: 30 September 2019
Improving management of dental trauma in the emergency department

Improving management of dental trauma in the emergency department

This project will provide a structured clinical and oral health referral pathway in the emergency department of Sutherland Hospital, for the first aid management of dental trauma.
Sutherland Hospital and Community Health Service
Added: 10 September 2019
Last updated: 25 September 2019
Paediatric Access Support Service (PASS)

Paediatric Access Support Service (PASS)

The Paediatric Access Support Service (PASS) aims to transfer patients to and from Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network inpatient settings efficiently. This would reduce associated workload, and improve the patient and staff experience.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 28 August 2019
Last updated: 29 August 2019
Less time in ED: zero tolerance for patients with emergency department stays of more than 24 hours

Less time in ED: zero tolerance for patients with emergency department stays of more than 24 hours

St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney is working to improve patient and staff safety, and the overall experience in the emergency department. The focus is on eliminating extended lengths of stay in the ED.
St Vincent's Hospital
Added: 26 August 2019
Last updated: 29 August 2019
RAPID: Revamping the admission process to inpatient departments

RAPID: Revamping the admission process to inpatient departments

RAPID is a collection of projects that were developed by staff at Shoalhaven Hospital to address a range of issues. These issues contributed to a delayed medical patient journey across three areas: limited bed access, aged care assessment team referral process, fragmented interdisciplinary communication.
Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital
Added: 26 August 2019
Last updated: 29 August 2019
Quality control under the microscope

Quality control under the microscope

To provide a statewide quality control approach that delivers more timely and reliable diagnostic test results to assist in improving patient care by December 2020.
NSW Health Pathology
Added: 26 August 2019
Last updated: 29 August 2019
From interventional radiology scheduling to safety (Patient FIRSTs)

From interventional radiology scheduling to safety (Patient FIRSTs)

This project was a complete redesign of interventional radiology processes. This includes improving: scheduling practices, protocolling practices, patient experience, patient information, communication between team, clinical handover.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Added: 26 August 2019
Last updated: 29 August 2019