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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
Breath of Fresh Air: Paediatric Long Term Ventilation

Breath of Fresh Air: Paediatric Long Term Ventilation

This project aims to provide a coordinated, equitable and integrated service for children requiring invasive long term ventilation, and their families. It also aims to support the needs of long term ventilation children at home and in the community, and provide access to a comprehensive package of ambulatory care services to decrease admission rates and days spent at hospital.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 4 December 2018|Last updated: 13 December 2018
Development After Infant Surgery Study

Development After Infant Surgery Study

The Development After Infant Surgery (DAISy) study is the first of its kind in the world. It investigated neurodevelopmental outcomes in infants who had major surgery within the first 90 days of life.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 2 November 2018|Last updated: 19 November 2018
What a Difference a Date Will Make

What a Difference a Date Will Make

Various services in the local area were concerned about the increase in young adolescents presenting in crisis, with either potential self-harm or harm to others. Police and ambulance workers were often required to intervene, and emergency department beds used. This project aims to reduce the waitlist time for a multidisciplinary diagnostic assessment for older school age and adolescent children, by 25% by March 2018....
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Added: 26 September 2018|Last updated: 11 October 2018
When’s it my turn? The Maitland Hospital Paediatric Ambulatory Care Service

When’s it my turn? The Maitland Hospital Paediatric Ambulatory Care Service

The project focuses on the referral, waitlist and appointment booking processes of the Maitland Hospital Paediatric Ambulatory Care Service to deliver timely, efficient and effective care to children.
The Maitland Hospital
Added: 27 August 2018|Last updated: 30 August 2018
The Asthma Follow Up Integrated Care Initiative

The Asthma Follow Up Integrated Care Initiative

Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick developed an integrated model of care for children with non-complex asthma, including care coordination, communication with general practitioners, parent education and emergency department resources and processes.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 28 May 2018|Last updated: 12 June 2018
Improving Provision of Skin-to-Skin Care in Preterm Neonates

Improving Provision of Skin-to-Skin Care in Preterm Neonates

John Hunter Children’s Hospital developed a step-by-step guide to encourage the delivery of Kangaroo Care to premature babies, and provided education to staff and parents on the topic.
John Hunter Children's Hospital
Added: 2 May 2018|Last updated: 16 May 2018
Breaking Down Barriers: Improving Access to Paediatric Rehabilitation

Breaking Down Barriers: Improving Access to Paediatric Rehabilitation

This project implemented changes to improve the transfer of care from John Hunter Children’s Hospital to HNEkidsRehab, for paediatric patients who need specialist rehabilitation care.
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 18 April 2018|Last updated: 3 May 2018
Storks

Storks

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network in partnership with HealthShare NSW is developing a standardised service delivery model for the safe, timely and efficient transport of newborn babies to appointments and back, and to local hospitals.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 24 April 2018|Last updated: 3 May 2018
Central Line Infection Prevention in Newborns

Central Line Infection Prevention in Newborns

RPA Hospital implemented an education, audit and training package for staff in its Newborn Care Unit, to reduce infections related to central line use in vulnerable newborns.
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Added: 12 December 2017|Last updated: 22 December 2017
Child-at-Risk Electronic Medical Record Alert

Child-at-Risk Electronic Medical Record Alert

NNSWLHD developed a unique alert system for at-risk children and pregnant women that is integrated into the patient’s electronic medical record
Northern NSW Local Health District
Added: 25 August 2017|Last updated: 11 September 2017
Improving Lumbar Puncture Success Rates in Febrile Neonates

Improving Lumbar Puncture Success Rates in Febrile Neonates

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead developed and implemented an interdisciplinary lumbar puncture teaching package for Junior Medical Officers and nursing staff. The simulation-based teaching covered early stylet removal techniques, patient positioning, needle positioning, troubleshooting and analgesia.
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Added: 22 May 2017|Last updated: 5 June 2017
The Grin and Grow Health Pathway

The Grin and Grow Health Pathway

A new model of care was developed to provide preventive oral health care for children and young people in the Out of Home Care Health Pathway Program. The model includes a streamlined referral process to public oral health services, a matrix of clinical care and simplified reporting procedures.
Southern NSW Local Health DistrictMurrumbidgee Local Health District
Added: 14 March 2017|Last updated: 28 April 2017
Waist Less: Part of the Sustainable Connections for Overweight and Obesity in Paediatrics Project

Waist Less: Part of the Sustainable Connections for Overweight and Obesity in Paediatrics Project

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
Reducing Seclusion Use in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Unit

Reducing Seclusion Use in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Unit

This project identified and examined the systemic issues leading to the use of seclusion at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. It implemented preventative strategies to reduce the use of seclusion, including multidisciplinary team care plans, staff education, daily intake and handover meetings, as well as supervision sessions for nursing and allied health staff.
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Added: 26 September 2016|Last updated: 10 October 2016
No Bones About It

No Bones About It

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
The Sustainability Through Empowerment Project

The Sustainability Through Empowerment Project

The endocrine department at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick implemented education strategies for clinicians and families, to increase awareness of alternative support options.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 4 March 2016|Last updated: 8 April 2016
Pregnancy Family Conferencing Program

Pregnancy Family Conferencing Program

The Pregnancy Family Conferencing program provides early engagement and interagency care planning for pregnant women and families, where there are serious child protection concerns and a risk of placing the newborn in out of home care at birth.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 23 February 2016|Last updated: 8 April 2016
The Home for Lunch Project

The Home for Lunch Project

The Home for Lunch Project addressed barriers to safe, timely and efficient discharge of children, using a whole of health approach.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 7 January 2016|Last updated: 21 January 2016
Early Start Early Success

Early Start Early Success

SNSWLHD provides speech pathology students with the opportunity to complete their placements within childcare centres, where they can provide speech pathology services, health education initiatives and early intervention as required.
Southern NSW Local Health District
Added: 27 November 2015|Last updated: 11 December 2015
Young People Exiting Care: Out of Home Care Health Pathways Program Stage 3

Young People Exiting Care: Out of Home Care Health Pathways Program Stage 3

This project is in response to the request from NSW Kids and Families to address the identified cohort ‘Young People Exiting OOHC’ as part of the statewide OOHC Health Pathways Program.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 19 August 2015|Last updated: 7 September 2015
About Face Project: Clinical Redesign of Cleft and Craniofacial Services

About Face Project: Clinical Redesign of Cleft and Craniofacial Services

This project is about starting the journey towards the provision of better, more organised and coordinated care to ensure the best possible cleft and craniofacial services and experience for patients and their families.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 18 August 2015|Last updated: 21 August 2015
Paediatric Bed Days Saved

Paediatric Bed Days Saved

This project developed a new model of care to allow children with standard or medium risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia, who have received high dose methotrexate, to be discharged within two days instead of five.
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Added: 13 July 2015|Last updated: 27 July 2015
Paediatric Fever Management Education Program

Paediatric Fever Management Education Program

Development of a fever management education program for parents with limited health literacy
University of Sydney
Added: 25 June 2014|Last updated: 10 July 2015
Re-ACT: Redesigning Allergy Care Together for Children

Re-ACT: Redesigning Allergy Care Together for Children

This project is developing streamlined health pathways, improving operational systems, standardising diagnostic services and developing an education framework for health professionals to provide integrated care for children with diagnosed or potential food allergies.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 17 April 2015|Last updated: 22 April 2015
Video Examples of Speech Pathology Activities - VESPA

Video Examples of Speech Pathology Activities - VESPA

VESPA was created as a medium for centre staff and parents to easily and conveniently access video demonstrations of Speech Pathology activities. Data collected over a six month period indicated steady viewing of the resources. This model is readily adapted to other services.
North Coast Medicare Local
Added: 11 March 2015|Last updated: 25 March 2015
Save the Date to Vaccinate Campaign

Save the Date to Vaccinate Campaign

The Save the Date to Vaccinate campaign is part of a long term strategy to improve childhood vaccination rates in NSW. The key message of the Save the Date to Vaccinate campaign focuses on ‘on time’ immunisation, addressing a lack of understanding about the importance of vaccinating children in line with the recommended immunisation schedule.
NSW Ministry of Health
Added: 16 February 2015|Last updated: 16 February 2015
Healthy Kids Bus Stop (HKBS) Project

Healthy Kids Bus Stop (HKBS) Project

The Healthy Kids Bus Stop (HKBS) Project is a community-based integrated care partnership between Royal Far West, Western NSW Local Health District, Western NSW Medicare Local, and Ronald McDonald House Charities to address the gaps in child health needs in rural NSW.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 31 October 2014|Last updated: 28 January 2015
Paediatric Bereavement – The Experience of Families

Paediatric Bereavement – The Experience of Families

Videos and resources have been developed to support families who have experienced the death of a child. These resources also educates health professionals on the experience of grief and loss, improving the service provided to emotionally isolated families.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 21 November 2014|Last updated: 15 December 2014
MAx Clinical Redesign

MAx Clinical Redesign

The MAx Clinical Redesign project aims to improve clinical processes of multidisciplinary referral, intake and assessment for children with multiple risk factors and vulnerabilities, with a focus on children entering Out-of-Home Care (OOHC).
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 27 August 2012|Last updated: 14 October 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
ACI Guidelines for Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) Services (2nd edition)

ACI Guidelines for Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) Services (2nd edition)

Aim: To provide a generic best-practice framework for the care of people needing HEN.
Benefits: The ACI Guidelines for HEN services promote a coordinated, multidisciplinary and patient-centred approach for people requiring HEN.
13 April 2015
Inclusion in Mainstream Health Services: Using Visuals for people with intellectual disability

Inclusion in Mainstream Health Services: Using Visuals for people with intellectual disability

Aim: This project aims to improve communication between people with disabilities and health professionals in busy mainstream healthcare environments by developing an...
Benefits: Using visual aids for people with intellectual disability in  busy healthcare environments can assist with communication and allay fear and confusion for t...
10 July 2015
Pain Management Network Website

Pain Management Network Website

Aim: Provide freely accessible, evidence based information to consumers with chronic pain; Provide evidence based tools and resources for clinicians to assist t...
Benefits: A major objective of the NSW pain plan is to support the management of chronic pain in the primary care setting. The development of an evidenced based webs...
20 June 2014
Cystic Fibrosis Model of Care

Cystic Fibrosis Model of Care

Aim: Maintain or improve the health and wellbeing of people with CF Provide consumers with greater choice for how and where care can be safely and effectively provid...
Benefits: Better meet the health care needs of people with CF in NSW now and into the future Build capacity within the health system to provide timely and effective care
15 January 2016
Nutrition Standards for Paediatric Inpatients in NSW Hospitals

Nutrition Standards for Paediatric Inpatients in NSW Hospitals

Aim: To define the types and amounts of foods that must be offered to paediatric patients on standard hospital menus.
Benefits: An evidence-based guide on food and nutrition for paediatric patients in hospital.
20 June 2014
A Clinician’s Guide: Caring for people with gastrostomy tubes and devices

A Clinician’s Guide: Caring for people with gastrostomy tubes and devices

Aim: The Guidelines are a practical resource for clinicians to assist them in providing standardised care for children and adults who have a gastrostomy tube or devi...
Benefits: The Guidelines provide a practical, evidence-based approach to the care of patients with gastrostomy tubes and devices in NSW.
13 July 2015
Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) Model of Care

Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) Model of Care

Aim: To optimise the quality of care for patients with AML and enable a consistent approach to the provision of care. It provides a set of principles and outlines th...
Benefits: Key points included in this model are:Mechanisms to ensure early identification and referral to an AML treatment centreA multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach t...
10 July 2015

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