Metropolitan Local Health Districts

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Clinical practice

Keeping Kids Safe in the ED - Think Amber, The Children's Hospital Westmead

The aim of this project was to introduce oral syringes into the ED to improve patient safety and to measure their use by a repeated staff survey, counting oral sytinges and IIMS reporting, comparing 2006 to 2007.

Lignocaine Gel in Emergency Department Female Urethral Catheterisation, Sydney Local Health District 

This project was published in Emergency Medicine Australasia.

Presentations:

NEAT

Be NEAT with patient care - Sydney Local Health District

The project aim was to identify whole of hosiptal strategies that will improve the delivery of patient care in a safe, efficient and timely manner; assisting the facility to achieve the NEAT at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH). The Be NEAT with Patient Care project will address the journey of patients admitted through the Emergency Department to inpatient RPAH beds, through to discharge from RPAH.

Service models

Assessment of patients with Parkinson's Disease in the ED - Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

The following tools have been developed for patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD) who present to the emergency department (ED) at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital. This project was completed with the support of the ED NUM, ED CNE's, ASET staff, allied health, Pharmacy Director, ED pharmacist, a consumer and eMR support staff.

Data was collected over 17months that demonstrated that there was one PD presentation to the ED every two days. This pathway is only applicable to the ED and other areas in the hospital are encouraged to develop their own pathway. The following resources have been develop by the team.

The integrated point of care testing (IPoCT) Project in the ED - St George Hospital

Project final report - Chan, Asha, Ajami, Walter, Wilson, Morton and Kelly

Short Stay Unit - Paediatric Emergency Room Project - Royal North Shore Hospital

Project final report - Dr Richard Lennon, Emergency Physician

Northern Beaches Health Service Rapid Review Clinic (Paediatric Ambulatory Care Service) and Videoconference Project - Northern Sydney Local Health District

Project final report

RNS Admissions Project – Royal North Shore Hosptial

The aim of this project was to maximise revenue opportunities through the general and ED admission areas at RNS Hospital

Physical Health Review of Mental Health Patients - Bankstown Hospital

Bankstown Hospital have created a new approach to dealing with this perennial problem.

  • Presentation - Physician Screening of the Mental Health Patient: a simple evidence-based approach
  • Form - Mental Health Medical Review

Workforce and education

Emergency PEARLS - Paediatric Emergency Accessible for Remote Learning Site - Children's Hospital at Westmead

Project final report - McCaskill, Dalton and Teh

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