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Addressing modifiable risk factors after mild stroke or transient ischaemic attack

Addressing modifiable risk factors after mild stroke or transient ischaemic attack

Patients are often discharged without a care plan from the acute stroke unit following a non-disabling stroke or transient ischaemic attack. To address this issue, communication materials were developed alongside other initiatives, to support an increased incidence of exercise.
St George Hospital
Added: 16 September 2019|Last updated: 30 September 2019
Improving Collaborative Discharge Care Planning for Stroke Patients

Improving Collaborative Discharge Care Planning for Stroke Patients

St George Hospital developed an Allied Health Discharge Care Plan, established an allied health care coordinator role and implemented new administration processes, to support the transition of stroke patients out of hospital and into the community.
St George Hospital
Added: 27 April 2018|Last updated: 14 May 2018
Supporting Lifestyle and Activity Modification After a Transient Ischaemic Attack

Supporting Lifestyle and Activity Modification After a Transient Ischaemic Attack

This project, led by the Community Stroke Team, delivered a six-week education and exercise program with 12 weeks of telephone health coaching to patients in Hunter New England Local Health District who had experienced a transient ischaemic attack.
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 23 April 2018|Last updated: 7 May 2018
Missing Walking Belts and Sticks

Missing Walking Belts and Sticks

Blacktown Hospital implemented a number of processes to track the use and improve the storage of walking belts and sticks in the Stroke and Aged Care Ward.
Western Sydney Local Health District
Added: 13 May 2016|Last updated: 17 October 2016
Transforming Acute Stroke Care Locally and Globally

Transforming Acute Stroke Care Locally and Globally

John Hunter Hospital implemented advanced computed tomography (CT) imaging, which allows patient profiling, prognostic accuracy and personalised acute stroke care.
John Hunter Hospital
Added: 18 January 2016|Last updated: 1 February 2016
Quality in Acute Stroke Care Implementation Project (QASCIP)

Quality in Acute Stroke Care Implementation Project (QASCIP)

Following results of a successful trial, the QASCIP implemented three clinical protocols to manage fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing in stroke (the Fever, Sugar, Swallow (FeSS) clinical protocols). The Nursing Research Institute partnered with the ACI, 15 local health districts, clinicians and the National Stroke Foundation to implement the FeSS clinical protocols in all 36 NSW stroke services.
St Vincent's Health Network
Added: 27 May 2015|Last updated: 27 May 2015
Flag and Track

Flag and Track

The aim of the Flag and Track program is to provide the opportunity for stroke patients to be reassessed for suitability to undertake a rehabilitation program to improve their quality of life. The program was implemented to follow up patients (approximately 8-12 weeks post stroke), to assess if any natural recovery had been made and the opportunity for an inpatient rehabilitation program was deemed appropriate. Some patients who had suffered a severe stroke were not given an opportunity to participate...
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 8 May 2012|Last updated: 30 September 2014
Reducing Unwarranted Clinical Variation (UCV) Taskforce

Reducing Unwarranted Clinical Variation (UCV) Taskforce

Aim: To oversee the development and implementation of a system-wide approachto identify, address and reduce Unwarranted Clinical Variation (UCV).
Benefits: To refine care processes and implement evidence-based models of care tosupport improved patient outcomes.
17 November 2013
Stroke Clinical Variation Statewide Strategy (SCVSS) & Stroke Clinical Audit Process (SCAP) V2

Stroke Clinical Variation Statewide Strategy (SCVSS) & Stroke Clinical Audit Process (SCAP) V2

Aim: The SCVSS will ensure the delivery of best quality care through a process which regularly assesses clinical variation , determining and  correcting its cau...
Benefits: Reduction in mortality and functional outcomes for stroke (ischaemic and haemorrhagic) patients admitted to NSW public hospitals.
14 July 2015
NSW Stroke Reperfusion Project (SRPP)

NSW Stroke Reperfusion Project (SRPP)

Aim: To improve early access to thrombolysis for ischaemic stroke patients.To improve pre-hospital assessment by paramedics for identification of stroke through a va...
Benefits: There are multiple benefits involved in this project:To train paramedics in the application of the ‘FAST’ (Face, Arm, Speech and Time) stroke assess...
25 June 2015
Stroke and Vision Defects Study: Phase 1 Validation of a Vision Screening Tool

Stroke and Vision Defects Study: Phase 1 Validation of a Vision Screening Tool

Aim: To validate the effectiveness of the Tool developed for use by stroke clinicians, in detecting the presence of vision defects in patients diagnosed with stroke.
Benefits: The Vision Screening Tool will facilitate rehabilitation and recovery for patients with stroke by detecting both acquired and long standing vision defects.
3 July 2014

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