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A Code For All Reasons

A Code For All Reasons

The Forensic Hospital adapted an existing emergency response training program to increase the confidence of clinical staff in dealing with medical emergencies.
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
Added: 21 June 2018|Last updated: 6 July 2018
Using Innovation to Standardise and Optimise Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis Management

Using Innovation to Standardise and Optimise Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis Management

This project implemented a number of solutions, including a web-based, mobile-friendly clinical decision support tool, to help Emergency Department (ED) staff provide best practice care to patients with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Westmead Hospital
Added: 18 September 2017|Last updated: 29 January 2018
Food Packaging Improvement

Food Packaging Improvement

A successful partnership between HealthShare NSW and Arthritis Australia has dramatically redesigned packaged food, improving ease of opening to ensure NSW public hospital patients and people at home can access food more easily, increase the amount they eat, build nutrition and support good health outcomes.
HealthShare NSW
Added: 15 December 2014|Last updated: 15 December 2014
Dignified and Dry

Dignified and Dry

Several prevalence surveys highlighted that on a 32 bed general medical ward 30% of patients at any time had some degree of urinary incontinence. The nursing team identified factors that were indicative of poorly managed urinary incontinence that impacted not only on nursing workload but more importantly on the dignity of patients.Changes were implemented to improve practice. These included an assessment tool and care plan, improved signs, wayfinding markers, different continence products and staff education. Evaluation showed positive sustained changes...
John Hunter Hospital
Added: 23 May 2012|Last updated: 30 September 2014

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