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Transition Care

Pressure Injury Prevention Project

Aim: To foster best practice in the prevention and management of pressure injuries within NSW health facilities.

Benefits: Enhance patient safety by promoting pressure injury prevention and management among health care professionals and patients, in line with the Pan Pacific Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Injury 2012 as evidence based practice.Support local health districts (LHDs) and Networks to meet the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards - Standard 8, Preventing and Managing Pressure Injury.

CEC Pre-implementation Added: 7 November 2013|Last updated: 2 June 2014

Framework for Urinary Continence in Children and Young People

Aim: This initiative aims to provide leadership, support and advice on development of a framework for paediatric urinary continence that includes evidenced based guidelines, education, development of resources and brings in the voices of children, young people and their families.

Benefits: The potential benefits include: development of state wide evidenced based guidelines for clinicians that aim to improve patient care development of an education app targeted at GPs links to information about continence issues in children and young people on the relevant ACI websites information on the experiences of children and young people that brings in the voices of consumers trial of pop up clinics that aim to improve access for rural and regional patients.

ACI Future Initiative Added: 13 July 2015|Last updated: 4 January 2016

Transition Care Principles

Aim: The principles document for the transition of young people with chronic conditions from paediatric to adult care has been developed by the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) Transition Executive Committee and Trapeze, a service of The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN), for use in the NSW Health system. The principles are evidenced based and aim to promote best practice for health professionals involved in caring for young people during transition. It is hoped that this document will assist LHDs and...

Benefits: Despite agreement about the importance of effective transitional care, there is little evidence to inform best practice about both the process of and what constitutes effective transition.1 The ACI Transition Care Network and Trapeze believe that the implementation of, and adherence to, evidence-based principles will considerably improve the care and management of young people with chronic conditions transitioning from paediatric to adult health care including: better functional outcomes including increased adherence, improved self-management and knowledge of condition, and improved wellbeing;...

ACI Pre-implementation Added: 15 September 2014|Last updated: 20 October 2014

Medication Safety and Quality Unit

Aim: To support the safe and quality use of medicines by identifying and addressing emerging medication safety risks.

Benefits: The CEC Medication Safety and Quality unit oversees four programs, Continuity of Medication Management, High-Risk Medicines, Medication Safety Self Assessment and VTE Prevention. The Continuity of Medication Management program provides tools and resources to support medication reconciliation; the process of ensuring that patients receive all intended medicines and that accurate, current and comprehensive medicine information follows them at all transfers of care. The High-Risk Medicines program heightens awareness of the harm that can be caused and assists in improvements to...

CEC Ready to Implement Added: 8 December 2014|Last updated: 9 November 2015

Service Quality and Communication in Emergency Department Waiting Rooms

Aim: The Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) funded research into service quality and communication in emergency department waiting rooms. The research team was comprised of staff from Southern Cross University with applied skills and knowledge in organisational communication, culture, history, structures and operations.

Benefits: The CEC and Southern Cross University are collaborating on developing educational materials to further progress this area in NSW. Sites interested in being pilot sites for this work are encouraged to email the Directorate of Patient Based Care and express interest.

CEC Pre-implementation Added: 6 November 2013|Last updated: 5 March 2015

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 provided Improve care and support provided to for people with CF, with additional focus on young people 15-24 and those with severe disease.

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

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 8 November 2013|Last updated: 15 January 2016

Toolkit for Adolescents and young people with chronic pain: Supporting transition or direct entry to adult services

Aim: To develop a statewide toolkit of resources to assist pain clinics managing adolescents and young people aged 14-25 years with chronic and complex pain. The toolkit will supplement what already exists in the Transition Network with tailored resources specific to pain management and issues for young people and their families.

Benefits: The experience of young people entering adult services will be assisted by having age appropriate treatments, approaches and resources available. The transition process will be enhanced through the availability of checklists and other resources relevant to young people.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 26 April 2016|Last updated: 26 April 2016

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