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The Holy Grail: Perioperative care for the frail

This project seeks to screen all patients on the elective surgical waitlist for frailty and optimise the health of those who are frail prior to their surgery. Five solutions were...

Added: 16 November 2021 | Last updated: 9 December 2021

Sterilising and Perioperative Clinical Redesign

The project team identified an opportunity to enhance the patient experience at Concord Hospital by increasing operational efficiency between the sterilising department and operating theatres. Following a review, a range...

Added: 20 August 2018 | Last updated: 8 November 2021

Improving the Patient Journey for Mothers having an Elective Caesarean

Nepean Hospital established an Obstetric Pre-anaesthetic Assessment Clinic for high-risk obstetric patients and those undergoing an elective caesarean section. Anaesthetists at the clinic assess the patient and explain anaesthetic procedures...

Added: 11 July 2018 | Last updated: 27 May 2021

End the Wait for Endoscopy at Wollongong Hospital

Wollongong Hospital developed electronic scheduling systems, patient education materials and a clinical review process, to reduce wait times in its Endoscopy Unit.

Added: 24 April 2018 | Last updated: 20 April 2021

FIB4NOF (Fascia Iliaca Block for Patients with Neck of Femur Fracture) at Nepean Hospital

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,...

Added: 28 June 2019 | Last updated: 15 July 2019

EvE - Emergency vs Emergency (Surgery)

Westmead Hospital Division of Surgery and Anaesthetics is implementing a number of solutions to improve the surgical journey for Category 5 and 6 emergency patients. The project includes the development...

Added: 7 May 2019 | Last updated: 9 May 2019

Implementing and Embedding the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program in NSW

This project focuses on designing tools and resources for NSW hospitals to implement the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) in their service.

Added: 10 December 2018 | Last updated: 13 December 2018

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...

Added: 2 November 2018 | Last updated: 19 November 2018

Flow of Emergency Theatre Cases at Hornsby

This project will improve the safety and efficiency of the emergency surgical patient journey.

Added: 17 September 2018 | Last updated: 1 October 2018

Saved by the Phone: Enhancing the Pre-admission Process

Staff at Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital implemented a standardised phone screening tool with fasting instructions, to prepare patients for their surgical procedure.

Added: 2 May 2018 | Last updated: 16 May 2018

Improving Blood Glucose Level Control Before Surgery

Prince of Wales Hospital screened all patients booked for elective cardiac surgery, to diagnose diabetes and identify those requiring blood glucose level control before admission.

Added: 26 April 2018 | Last updated: 10 May 2018

Preoperative Iron Deficiency Identification and Management

Sydney Local Health District developed a clinical pathway to identify patients who have iron deficiency anaemia. A strategy was implemented to manage identified patients with intravenous iron therapy prior to...

Added: 29 March 2018 | Last updated: 3 May 2018

Book It: The Planned Patient Admission Project

This project aims to introduce a transparent Referral for Admission process within Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District. A review of existing processes, policies, documentation and support provided to staff...

Added: 26 April 2017 | Last updated: 28 April 2017

Totally Hip (and Knee)

This project reviewed the journey of patients undergoing an elective total hip or knee replacement at the Tweed Hospital. In consultation with staff and patients, a range of improvements were...

Added: 6 March 2017 | Last updated: 28 April 2017

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