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Redesigning mid-meal safety, nutritional accuracy and compliance, knowledge and satisfaction (SNACKS)
This project looks at how the tea-run to adult patients at Westmead Hospital in three wards can be improved to meet the nutritional and individual dietary needs of patients.
HealthShare NSWWestern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 2 December 2019|Last updated: 12 December 2019
The I AM Project aims to implement a more sustainable and accurate screening process at Prince of Wales Hospital for patients who are malnourished, or at risk of malnutrition.
Prince of Wales Hospital
Added: 7 December 2018|Last updated: 13 December 2018
St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney (SVHS) improved patient information, treatment procedures and staff education, to ensure the placement of gastronomy feeding tubes aligned with best practice and Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) guidelines.
St Vincent's Hospital
Added: 18 September 2017|Last updated: 2 October 2017
This project addressed barriers experienced by nursing staff when using the malnutrition screening tool, by introducing staff education, streamlined education pathways and a cheat sheet for nursing staff.
South East Regional Hospital
Added: 23 August 2017|Last updated: 6 September 2017
The Waist Less project aims to improve clinical processes and resources at the CHW, to increase the identification and management of children with obesity and their families. It is part of the Sustainable Connections for Overweight and Obesity in Paediatrics (SCOOP) project, which aims to develop streamlined models of care and health pathways for children with obesity and their families within primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings in Nepean Blue Mountains and Western Sydney Local Health Districts, improving equity and...
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 18 April 2017|Last updated: 28 April 2017
This project reimagined the way hospital food is delivered to patients in public hospitals, using new workflow processes, menus, staff training and technology, while remaining inside the current budget footprint.
Added: 23 September 2016|Last updated: 10 October 2016
This project implemented a new process for measuring and managing preoperative fasting in emergency and orthopaedic trauma patients, with education provided to staff and patients on preoperative fasting best practice.
Added: 2 August 2016|Last updated: 19 August 2016
This project used email newsletters and social media to engage parents and carers, with recipes, tips and information on healthy lunchboxes.
Northern NSW Local Health District
Added: 12 July 2016|Last updated: 26 July 2016
The Elouera Unit promoted healthy weight through education and review of the meal provision program, in collaboration with patients.
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
Added: 19 February 2016|Last updated: 4 March 2016
Yhunger has developed educational resources and training workshops for youth workers that focus on ‘hands on’ skills development with young people.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 15 July 2015|Last updated: 30 July 2015
Patients transition through their episode of care and often require changes to their diets based on allergies, intolerances, procedural and/or diagnostic requirements. Clinicians often become confused by the diet choices available and do not assess the patient’s diet history due to a lack of understanding on the impact that an incorrect diet can have on the patient. This project aimed to investigate the causes of the errors and develop solutions that were systematic, achievable and sustainable....
Added: 31 March 2015|Last updated: 15 May 2015
In 2013 a modification to electronic medical record (eMR) diet ordering was initiated to communicate patient feeding assistance requirements electronically at the time of ordering a patient diet. This modification now triggers a bright marker on the patient’s meal tray to clearly indicate their eating assistance needs at every meal.
Prince of Wales Hospital
Added: 11 February 2015|Last updated: 11 February 2015
Stir it up! is a community-based partnership project that provides training and support for community members to promote healthy eating to their local communities. Stir it up! is coordinated by the Health Promotion Service and Healthy Cities Illawarra. The key partners are TAFE Illawarra, Baptist Community Services and Wollongong Church of Christ.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Added: 19 June 2012|Last updated: 17 October 2014
The Department of Health and Human Services in Tasmania has launched a revised version of their popular nutrition guide designed to boost the health of older Tasmanians. The Appetite for Life manual also contains sections on Nutrition Issues, Nutrition Screening and Resources.
The Department of Health and Human Services in Tasmania
Added: 15 January 2013|Last updated: 9 October 2014
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