Initiatives by Category
Spinal Cord Injury
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 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.
Pre-implementation Added: 7 November 2013|Last updated: 2 June 2014
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
Model of Care for Prevention and Integrated Management of Pressure Injuries in People with Spinal Cord Injury and Spina Bifida
Aim: To promote a model of care which focusses on supporting self-management and education strategies for the person with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) / Spina Bifida (SB) to take ownership over their skin integrity status in the first instance, but also to promote access to essential services and equipment in a timely and equitable manner and to strengthen processes for an integrated approach to care.
Benefits: There are an estimated 6,500 individuals living in NSW with spinal cord injury (SCI) and spina bifida (SB), who have an overall lifetime incidence of pressure injury (PI) of more than 85%. The social and economic impact of PI on the individual, family and community is immense and can have long term physical and psychological consequences. The Model of Care promotes a prevention and early intervention integrated management approach which aims to identify and manage risk, and establish prevention and...
Future Initiative Added: 3 July 2014|Last updated: 7 June 2016
Other initiatives related to Spinal Cord Injury:
Agency for Clinical Innovation
Clinical Excellence Commission