Initiatives by Category
Aim: The aim of this initiative was to provide web-based resources for consumers who live with spinal cord injury and chronic pain in addition to a clinical navigation tool to assist clinicians to develop a pain management plan for SCI-related pain for their patients. The project also resulted in the development of a service model providing assessment and management of people with SCI and chronic pain which incorporates use of telehealth technology.
Benefits: The project has developed extensive resources and a service model that are now accessible to consumers and clinicians.
Ready to Implement Added: 12 February 2015|Last updated: 12 February 2015
Aim: To facilitate the implementation of the Rehabilitation Model of Care.
Benefits: The Toolkit assists Rehabilitation Implementation leads and other key LHD stakeholders to understand the value delivered in current care settings, while identifying the gaps in service delivery. It can also be used to develop and implement additional rehabilitation settings to meet current and projected demand.
Ready to Implement Added: 28 October 2013|Last updated: 16 January 2014
Aim: To review the NSW Health Guideline: Pre-Procedure Preparation Toolkit.
Benefits: To review the existing toolkit to ensure it supports best practice for pre procedure care for patients undergoing surgery or a procedure.The existing toolkit was developed in 2007 by a working group of the Surgical Services Taskforce. The Anaesthesia Perioperative Care Network, in collaboration with the Surgical Services Taskforce, is currently reviewing the document. As part of the review process, work has also being undertaken to include information specific to Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander people in the toolkit.
Pre-implementation Added: 11 November 2013|Last updated: 11 August 2015
Aim: Provide freely accessible, evidence based information to consumers with chronic pain; Provide evidence based tools and resources for clinicians to assist them to better manage people with chronic pain.
Benefits: A major objective of the NSW pain plan is to support the management of chronic pain in the primary care setting. The development of an evidenced based website with information for clinicians and consumers was considered an effective way of achieving this. It has the intention of enabling consumers to adopt and practice a range of self- management strategies which will assist them to manage their pain
Ready to Implement Added: 20 June 2014|Last updated: 20 June 2014
Aim: The TOP 5 program acknowledges the value of carer information for people living with dementia and other types of cognitive impairment to improve patient outcomes and carer and staff experience.
Benefits: Benefits to individuals with dementia and carers include increased compliance, more effective treatment, less distress and shorter lengths of stay.
Ready to Implement Added: 6 November 2013|Last updated: 7 April 2015
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.
Ready to Implement Added: 26 April 2016|Last updated: 26 April 2016
Aim: The purpose of the toolkit is to provide guidance, tools and resources to support the:Implementation of the Nutrition Standards for Consumers of Inpatient Mental Health Services in NSW, andDevelopment of governance structures and leadership for implementing the NSW Health Nutrition Care Policy (PD2011_78).
Benefits: The toolkit will assist LHDs / Networks and/or facilities in both developing and implementing an action plan to meet the requirements of the Nutrition Standards and Nutrition Care Policy. It may assist in developing food service partnership level agreements.
Ready to Implement Added: 13 April 2015|Last updated: 13 April 2015
Aim: The Strategy aims to build capability in patient experience and co-design thinking, methods and practices within the ACI and across NSW Health by employing a learn, do, teach, share approach.
Benefits: Delivering more person-centred and sustained health care improvement as a result of working in partnership with consumers, carers and health care workers.Stronger relationships and enhanced communication between consumers, carers and health care workers.Improved health literacy.
Ready to Implement Added: 8 December 2016|Last updated: 8 December 2016
Aim: To develop a toolkit of resources facilitating Fascia Ilaica Block (FIB) as a method of pain management in hip fracture.
Benefits: To assist in the practical application of effective pain management as referred to in the Minimum Standards for Hip Fracture; To reduce the harm arising from overuse of opiate medications; To provide a method of implementing application of the procedure.
Ready to Implement Added: 9 November 2015|Last updated: 9 November 2015
Aim: The Diagnostic Report aims to define the problems associated with the provision of palliative and end of life care and to better understand the root causes of those problems with a view to developing longer-term, evidence-based solutions.
Benefits: This Diagnostic phase has identified key challenges in the provision of care to people approaching and reaching the end of life. By identifying and refining the ways in which we describe these – in light of the breadth of evidence gathered – the Model of Care development process then looks towards describing the ways in which end of life journeys can be improved. The findings of this Diagnostic Report provide the ACI with the basis on which to develop solutions...
Ready to Implement Added: 21 July 2014|Last updated: 5 August 2014
Aim: To assist Local Health Districts implement a more business-like approach to the delivery of Medical Imaging clinical services for sustainability and better patient care.
Benefits: Timely access to services and reporting to enable better patient care Appropriate referrals, optimal use of imaging Economies of scale across the LHD reducing costs for all sites
Ready to Implement Added: 27 August 2014|Last updated: 25 February 2015
Aim: To implement the telehealth toolkit and test and modify its application in the real setting of a pain clinic.
Benefits: Telehealth is a modality that can be utilized to improve access for people to specialized healthcare who live in rural and remote regions.It also provides support to clinicians working in distant locations and facilitates a multidisciplinary approach.It provides support to GPs who may be under resourced to provide appropriate pain management support.
Ready to Implement Added: 31 March 2015|Last updated: 16 July 2015
12 Key Learnings from the Diagnostic Report to Inform the Model for Palliative and End of Life Care Service Provision
Aim: To present the 12 Key Learnings from the Diagnostic process that will directly inform the Model for Palliative and End of Life Care (PEoLC) Service Provision in a one-page summary.
Benefits: The key learnings of the Diagnostic Report provide the ACI with the basis on which to develop solutions and a Model of Care that directly address the core problems that have been identified.
Ready to Implement Added: 21 July 2014|Last updated: 5 August 2014
Aim: To provide timely, quality care for patients presenting to EDs in rural and remote areas with low risk, low acuity conditions, and to empower Registered Nurses to manage entire episodes of care through a delegated care model which promotes a more sustainable clinical workload for rural doctors.
Benefits: For patients - access to timely and quality care for less-urgent conditionsFor nurses - a validated and authorised framework to work within their scope of practice to manage entire episodes of careFor doctors - a robust model under which care can be delegated, leading to more sustainable clinical workload and work-life balanceFor rural health services - a collaborative framework for delivering quality patient care in small rural EDsFor rural communities – mitigation of some of the barriers to recruitment and...
Ready to Implement Added: 7 November 2013|Last updated: 17 August 2016
Aim: Provide simple strategies to improve the care outcomes of older patients with confusion in NSW hospitals, through:increased staff knowledge and skills to identify, treat and care for older people presenting to their hospitals with confusioninvolvement of carers and families.Achievements, innovation and knowledge will be shared and systems embedded into practice to sustain and spread improvements in care.
Benefits: Increased screening, improved risk assessment and more appropriate treatment and management of confusion.Increased awareness, knowledge and skills of staff to better care for older patients with dementia/delirium.Minimisation of harm during care and safer and more supportive hospital environments.Improved patient outcomes, including:prevention of functional declinereduced morbidity and adverse eventsreduced length of stayreduced readmissionsreduced rate of admission to a residential aged care facility upon discharge.Greater accuracy of coding for delirium DRGs.Reduced per capita cost.
Ready to Implement Added: 13 August 2015|Last updated: 14 August 2015
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Agency for Clinical Innovation
Clinical Excellence Commission
Agency for Clinical Innovation