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Breathe Easy: eliminating unwarranted clinical variation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Breathe Easy: eliminating unwarranted clinical variation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

The Breathe Easy project aims to eliminate varying treatment outcomes and clinical uncertainty for patients with exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, admitted to South East Regional Hospital in Bega.
South East Regional Hospital
Added: 20 November 2018|Last updated: 13 December 2018
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
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
Hit the Ground Running: Improving Access to Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Hit the Ground Running: Improving Access to Pulmonary Rehabilitation

This project aimed to improve access to pulmonary rehabilitation and embed it as standard practice after admission to Coffs Harbour Health Campus for exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Coffs Harbour Health Campus
Added: 27 November 2017|Last updated: 15 December 2017
Improving Laboratory Diagnosis of Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections

Improving Laboratory Diagnosis of Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections

By introducing the routine use of rapid nucleic acid amplification tests, the median time for results of accurate laboratory tests for influenza and respiratory syncytial virus infections reduced from more than three days to less than 12 hours. This has the potential to significantly enhance infection prevention and control, inpatient bed management, appropriate antiviral prescribing and antimicrobial stewardship initiatives.
NSW Health Pathology
Added: 19 September 2016|Last updated: 4 October 2016
Plan Early: My Future Care

Plan Early: My Future Care

This project delivers advance care planning to patients with end-stage chronic lung disease, by implementing staff training, standardising work practices for Advance Care Plan documentation, engaging general practitioners and using an evidence-based tool that predicts the risk of death within 12 months.
Prince of Wales Hospital
Added: 16 August 2016|Last updated: 20 September 2016
Restoration of Voice for Tracheostomy Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

Restoration of Voice for Tracheostomy Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital implemented the first randomised controlled trial in the world that demonstrated the benefits of using an in-line speaking valve in an Intensive Care Unit, to restore the voice of mechanically-ventilated tracheostomy patients.
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Added: 10 June 2016|Last updated: 27 June 2016
Triple CCC Project - Care, Communication, Coordinate

Triple CCC Project - Care, Communication, Coordinate

The project team redesigned and implemented a new care coordination model which has transformed care delivery on the medical respiratory ward, improving safety, patient, carer and staff satisfaction.
Shellharbour Hospital
Added: 7 August 2015|Last updated: 4 November 2015
NSW Emergency Department Airway Registry Project

NSW Emergency Department Airway Registry Project

A prospective observational study of the practice of endotracheal intubation in NSW Emergency Departments (EDs) with subsequent development of practice improvement guidelines and training.
Royal North Shore Hospital
Added: 15 October 2014|Last updated: 29 October 2014
Pleural Drains in Adults - Consensus Guidelines

Pleural Drains in Adults - Consensus Guidelines

Aim: Improve the standard of clinical practice in the insertion, management, trouble shooting and removal of pleural drains in adults within NSW hospitals.
Benefits: Improve patient experience and outcomes. Increase awareness of ‘good’ practice in relation to pleural drains. Support managers and clinicians to imp...
15 January 2016
Care of Adult Patients in Acute Care Facilities with a Tracheostomy

Care of Adult Patients in Acute Care Facilities with a Tracheostomy

Aim: To improve the safety and quality of care provided to adult patients with a tracheostomy in NSW hospitals.
Benefits: Reduce number of, and severity of adverse events in adults with tracheostomy Improve patient experience and outcomes Improve staff experience in caring for pati...
26 June 2015
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
Community Acquired Pneumonia Clinical Variation

Community Acquired Pneumonia Clinical Variation

Aim: To assist clinicians and managers within NSW hospitals to investigate and address clinical, process and systems factors that may contribute to unwarranted varia...
Benefits: Improve patient outcomesReduce unwarranted variation in outcomes following admission for CAP
26 June 2015
Investigating Clinical Variation in Acute Care

Investigating Clinical Variation in Acute Care

Aim: The aims of the ACI Investigating Clinical Variation in Acute Care project are to identify clinical variation in the inpatient management of COPD, CAP and CHF a...
Benefits: Unwarranted clinical variation (UCV) is an ongoing barrier to providing safe and effective care for patients. Recognising and addressing UCV has been identified...
13 March 2017
Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) Guidelines for Adult Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure

Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) Guidelines for Adult Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure

Aim: Provide clinicians in critical care areas and specialist respiratory care units with best practice guidance regarding the provision of NIV for appropriately sel...
Benefits: Improve patient experience and outcomes Reduced need for invasive ventilation, prolonged mechanical ventilation and tracheostomy Reduce length of stay
26 June 2015

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