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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
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