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Minimum Standards for the Management of Hip Fracture in the Older Person

Aim: To improve the outcomes of patients with fractured hips requiring surgery and management in NSW.

Benefits: Reduced medical complications, reduced hospital stays and improved patient outcomes.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 5 November 2013|Last updated: 7 April 2015

Nutrition Standards for Consumers of Inpatient Mental Health Services in NSW

Aim: To define the types and amounts of foods that must be offered on the menu for people admitted to inpatient mental health facilities in NSW .

Benefits: Implementing the standards will:Support recovery; Help people achieve good physical and mental health; Meet the needs and expectations of consumers.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 7 November 2013|Last updated: 13 April 2015

Standards for High Risk Foot Services (HRFS) in NSW

Aim: “The Standards” will be used to:Provide a consistent definition for HRFSReduce clinical variation, aligning existing services tostate, national and international guidelinesGuide the implementation of new HRFSIdentify services with the capacity to provide Telehealth services to support areas without a comprehensive high risk foot clinic

Benefits: Facilitate equity of access to an appropriate level of foot care for all patients in NSW by supporting a basis for standardising the clinical servicesImprove care co-ordination and strengthen the multi-disciplinary approach to management of the high risk foot

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 18 June 2015|Last updated: 18 June 2015

Nutrition Standards for Adult Inpatients in NSW Hospitals

Aim: To define the types and amounts of foods that must be offered to patients on standard hospital menus in NSW.

Benefits: To provide an evidence-based guide on food and nutrition in hospitals.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 23 October 2013|Last updated: 13 April 2015

Minimum Standards for Safe Procedural Sedation

Aim: To support the safe provision of procedural sedation (in non-operating-theatre settings) across NSW public hospitals, ensuring all clinicians who provide sedation have the necessary skills, and access to appropriate training/resources.

Benefits: A consistent approach for procedural sedation across NSW, Local Health Districts (LHDs) and hospitals; Appropriate skills and training for all clinicians who provide or support sedation; Adequate support and resources for all sedation sites; Address unwarranted clinical variation to prevent adverse events and poor patient-outcomes; Improved experience for patients through effective sedation use.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 11 November 2013|Last updated: 21 August 2015

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