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While local specialist services are available to help prevent secondary fracture, in the Richmond area, only 10% of those at risk are being assessed. This project will improve identification and referral for at-risk patients and help improve patient awareness of the risk of secondary fracture.
Lismore Base Hospital
Added: 20 August 2018|Last updated: 20 April 2021
The Fracture Clinic redesign project commenced to meet the needs of the rapidly growing Orthopaedic outpatient clinic by redesigning the service and building an efficient and sustainable model with improved access and better experiences for staff and patients. The clinic is located at Port Macquarie Base Hospital on the Mid North Coast.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 15 December 2020|Last updated: 16 December 2020
This project is designed to promote the use of fascia iliaca block as a method of analgesia for patients who present to Nepean Hospital with a neck of femur fracture, as recommended by the ACI guidelines.
Added: 28 June 2019|Last updated: 15 July 2019
This project aims to implement a sustainable and patient centred service for patients attending the rheumatology outpatient clinics at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Added: 24 April 2019|Last updated: 9 May 2019
The appointment booking process for clients accessing the Fairfield Orthopaedic Hip and Knee Service was modified to enable the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) population greater access to the service.
Added: 19 October 2018|Last updated: 20 November 2018
This project reviewed the journey of patients undergoing an elective total hip or knee replacement at the Tweed Hospital. In consultation with staff and patients, a range of improvements were implemented, including preoperative assessments, patient information brochures, clinical pathways and pain management.
The Tweed Hospital
Added: 6 March 2017|Last updated: 28 April 2017
Ryde Hospital refurbished its Fracture Clinic, developed an information sheet for patients and created a streamlined model of care, to reduce waiting times and improve the patient experience.
Added: 19 July 2016|Last updated: 19 August 2016
This project decreased unnecessary time spent in orthopaedic clinics, reduced the number of patients per clinic to a safe and manageable level and standardised follow-up pathways for orthopaedic patients.
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Added: 26 April 2016|Last updated: 28 April 2016
This project made changes to its staffing and administrative processes, to deliver a more timely and efficient orthopaedic service to patients at Gosford and Wyong Hospitals.
Central Coast Local Health District
Added: 30 November 2015|Last updated: 3 December 2015
This project aimed to improve the patient flow of restricted weight bearing (RWB) patients through the acute orthopaedic service, by implementing a reconditioning program that optimised recovery following surgery. Communication processes were also incorporated into the model of care, to keep patients informed and improve their experience.
Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Added: 27 November 2015|Last updated: 3 December 2015
Port Macquarie Base Hospital reviewed its fractured femur care pathway, based on the ACI's Minimum Standards for the Management of Hip Fractures. This resulted in a formalised orthogeriatric model of care that addressed factors including multimodal pain control, time to theatre, time to mobilisation and refracture prevention.
Port Macquarie Base Hospital
Added: 21 October 2015|Last updated: 9 November 2015
Assessment of cognitively impaired older persons with musculoskeletal conditions in Emergency Departments (EDs). To conduct a comparative study assessing pain scores and analgesic administration in cognitively impaired and cognitively intact older people diagnosed with a long bone fracture. To conduct a cluster randomised controlled trial of the Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia (PAINAD) screening tool for cognitively impaired older people presenting with suspected long bone fracture; To determine if the PAINAD screening tool assists emergency nurses’ pain assessment and facilitates...
Northern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 29 October 2014|Last updated: 30 October 2014
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