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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
Wait times for patients to see a neurosurgeon at Westmead Hospital were previously as long as 12 months. By using existing clinical resources and identifying waste within the current system, patient wait times for appropriate treatment of back pain have been significantly reduced. The project also identified an opportunity to increase revenue by up to $450,000 per annum.
Added: 15 August 2018|Last updated: 30 August 2018
Concord Repatriation General Hospital has one of the largest and most extensive prospective databases on burn patients treated with ablative fractional CO2 laser to date. It focuses on both objective health outcomes as well as subjective factors such as quality of life and patient discomfort during treatment.
Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Added: 26 April 2018|Last updated: 11 May 2018
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
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
The introduction of communication boards in 5 Intensive Care Units (ICUs) has produced a positive change by increasing staff skills and improving communication with non-verbal patients. Patient satisfaction has also increased with reported improvements in communication success and reduced stress levels.
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Added: 23 September 2009|Last updated: 12 January 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
Aim: To document and implement a statewide pain strategy to reduce the burden of chronic pain in the community.
Benefits: Following the implementation of the NSW Pain Plan, there will be greater access to expert services, and improved support for primary care, for people living in ...
20 January 2014
Aim: To provide a consistent method when making a referral from primary care to a tertiary pain service, irrespective of where the service is located.
Benefits: All services will have the same triage criteria and process for accepting patients from primary care.
17 November 2014
Aim: Development and implementation of statewide charts to be used at the bedside when delivering Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA), ketamine infusions and neuraxia...
Benefits: Benefits include improved safety and quality of care for patients.
15 December 2014
Aim: The aim of this initiative was to provide web-based resources for consumers who live with spinal cord injury and chronic pain in addition to a clinical navigati...
Benefits: The project has developed extensive resources and a service model that are now accessible to consumers and clinicians.
12 February 2015
Toolkit for Adolescents and young people with chronic pain: Supporting transition or direct entry to adult services
Aim: To develop a statewide toolkit of resources to assist pain clinics managing adolescents and young people aged 14-25 years with chronic and complex pain. The too...
Benefits: The experience of young people entering adult services will be assisted by having age appropriate treatments, approaches and resources available. The transition...
26 April 2016
Aim: To provide information to consumers and primary care clinicians on the purpose and approach of various pain management services, alongside relevant contact deta...
Benefits: Benefits include improved information for consumers on available pain-management services in NSW. The flyer outlines each of the publicly-funded pain management...
22 January 2014
Aim: To develop a toolkit of resources facilitating Fascia Ilaica Block (FIB) as a method of pain management in hip fracture.
Benefits: To assist in the practical application of effective pain management as referred to in the Minimum Standards for Hip Fracture; To reduce the harm arising f...
9 November 2015
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
Aim: To inform the development of a comprehensive model of care for equitable palliative and end-of-life care service provision in NSW.
Benefits: The Framework is the foundation for advancing work towards the Network’s vision that all NSW residents have access to quality care based on assessed need ...
20 January 2014
Aim: To implement the telehealth toolkit and test and modify its application in the real setting of a pain clinic.
Benefits: Telehealth is a modality that can be utilized to improve access for people to specialized healthcare who live in rural and remote regions.It also provides suppo...
16 July 2015
Electronic Persistent Pain Outcome Collaboration - routine patient outcomes reporting of pain management intervention
Aim: The NSW pain plan provided funding and an outline of a system of collecting and analyzing data from NSW pain clinics which quantified patient outcomes...
Benefits: The routine collection and analysis of data regarding patient outcomes is an important aspect of service delivery and improvement. The data enables benchmarking...
25 February 2015
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