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Brainman Pain Management Resources

Brainman Pain Management Resources

A series of educational videos to help understand chronic pain, and improve pain service delivery.
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 24 October 2014|Last updated: 26 November 2015
Sugar Gum - Diabetes and Gum Disease

Sugar Gum - Diabetes and Gum Disease

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
Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

This project developed nurse-led protocols for the insertion, removal and management of indwelling urinary catheters at John Hunter Hospital.
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 8 February 2016|Last updated: 26 February 2016
Caring for Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Patients

Caring for Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Patients

Following the closure of the dedicated Confused and Demented Elderly unit on the Central Coast, the Behavioural Assessment (BA) team was formed to address the gap identified between community, hospital and residential aged care facilities (RACF) in the management of residents with Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). The BA team changed the model of care to an In- and Out-reach service specialising in the management of the most difficult clients in the most appropriate environment. This means that...
Central Coast Local Health District
Added: 26 July 2011|Last updated: 7 October 2014
Closer to Home: Moree Oncology and Chemotherapy

Closer to Home: Moree Oncology and Chemotherapy

Historically rural people have been less inclined to travel for cancer care, refuse treatment and therefore have had poorer outcomes than their city counterparts. There had been no Oncology service available in Moree and only a limited Chemotherapy Service. The monthly visit of the Moree person living with cancer to the Oncologist in Tamworth entailed a 550km road trip and probably a day off work for their carer. This travel led to both financial and physical burdens. This trip was...
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 24 August 2012|Last updated: 30 September 2014
Kids Acute Liaison in Mental Health

Kids Acute Liaison in Mental Health

The Kids Acute Liaison in Mental Health (KALM) project established a clear pathway and guideline for all Mental Health presentations to the Emergency Department (ED). This improved collaboration between the ED and Psychological Medicine, ensuring patient care was always the prime focus. This also helped eliminate lengthy delays for patients which in turn improved the National Emergency Access Targets (NEAT).
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Added: 19 August 2014|Last updated: 26 September 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
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
John Hunter Hospital Breech Clinic

John Hunter Hospital Breech Clinic

John Hunter Hospital (JHH) has approximately 4,000 births per year and is considered one of the NSW centres of excellence for vaginal breech birth (VBB). Experience at JHH concurs with that of many European centres that vaginal breech birth is as safe as the alternative planned caesarean section for a select group of women with a breech presentation at term. This is in direct contrast to results from the Term Breech Trial (TBT) which was published in 2000 and has...
John Hunter Hospital
Added: 17 January 2013|Last updated: 21 October 2016
Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section at Campbelltown

Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section at Campbelltown

Campbelltown Hospital have set up Vaginal Birth After Caesarean section (VBAC) service for women in their Local Health District. The service includes specialist Towards Normal Birth clinics and parent education groups targeted at women who have had a previous caesarean section. The VBAC service has resulted in an increase in the number of women planning a VBAC with approximately 50% of women with a previous caesarean choosing this option for birth. The number of successful VBACs is over 80%. The...
Campbelltown Hospital
Added: 6 December 2012|Last updated: 21 October 2016

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