Initiatives by Category
Aim: To provide a generic best-practice framework for the care of people needing HEN.
Benefits: The ACI Guidelines for HEN services promote a coordinated, multidisciplinary and patient-centred approach for people requiring HEN.
Ready to Implement Added: 6 November 2013|Last updated: 13 April 2015
Aim: To define the types and amounts of foods that must be offered to paediatric patients on standard hospital menus.
Benefits: An evidence-based guide on food and nutrition for paediatric patients in hospital.
Ready to Implement Added: 7 November 2013|Last updated: 20 June 2014
Aim: The Guidelines are a practical resource for clinicians to assist them in providing standardised care for children and adults who have a gastrostomy tube or device.
Benefits: The Guidelines provide a practical, evidence-based approach to the care of patients with gastrostomy tubes and devices in NSW.
Ready to Implement Added: 8 November 2013|Last updated: 13 July 2015
Aim: To optimise the quality of care for patients with AML and enable a consistent approach to the provision of care. It provides a set of principles and outlines the key requirements at each stage of the patient’s journey based on evidence of best practice. It incorporates guidelines related to various components of the model.
Benefits: Key points included in this model are:Mechanisms to ensure early identification and referral to an AML treatment centreA multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach to treatment planning and the provision of care in an appropriate settingThe use of ambulatory care services to enable early discharge programs in a safe and efficient wayEffective follow-up and supportive care for all patients with AML
Pre-implementation Added: 5 November 2013|Last updated: 10 July 2015
Aim: To assess compliance with the guidelines and assist local health districts to further improve the care of children in emergency departments.
Benefits: Empower generalist NSW hospitals, which see the majority of children presenting to an emergency department, with tools and resources to deliver the highest quality care, regardless of location.
Future Initiative Added: 6 November 2013|Last updated: 9 April 2015
Aim: This project aims to improve communication between people with disabilities and health professionals in busy mainstream healthcare environments by developing and evaluating the use of visuals.
Benefits: Using visual aids for people with intellectual disability in busy healthcare environments can assist with communication and allay fear and confusion for the person undergoing routine procedures such as dental examination, having bloods taken and a physical examination. Simple visual aids which can be readily accessed by consumers, carers and staff and adapted to the individual situation will enhance the interaction with health services and benefit health outcomes for people with intellectual disability.
Ready to Implement Added: 10 July 2015|Last updated: 10 July 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: 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
Ready to Implement Added: 8 November 2013|Last updated: 15 January 2016
Other initiatives related to Paediatric:
Agency for Clinical Innovation
Clinical Excellence Commission
Agency for Clinical Innovation