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Change Management

The Nutrition and Mental Health Toolkit

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.

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

AMBER Care Bundle

Aim: The AMBER care bundle provides clinical teams a framework to develop a management plan that may include end of life decisions in collaboration with the patient and family for patients whose recovery is uncertain while continuing with treatment in the hope of a recovery.

Benefits: Early identification of people who may have end of life care needs is the foundation of excellent end of life care. If early identification does not occur then appropriate planning, transfer, interventions and communication with the person and their family cannot take place The AMBER care bundle: Provides a tool to help clinicians identify people for whom recovery is uncertain and who may have end of life care needs Simplifies key interventions to support best practice Supports staff to start...

CEC Ready to Implement Added: 25 June 2013|Last updated: 9 November 2015

Care of Confused Hospitalised Persons (CHOPs) program

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.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 13 August 2015|Last updated: 14 August 2015

How to Develop and Implement a Model of Care

Aim: Providing a methodology for ACI networks to use when creating a model of care (MoC), and to assist networks to implement models that they have developed.

Benefits: Brings together change-management techniques to create five key phases when developing a model of care: Project Initiation; Diagnostic; Solution Design; Implementation; Sustainability.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 8 November 2013|Last updated: 18 November 2013

NSW Health Coaching Panel (pilot phase)

Aim: Establish a coaching panel to provide high quality, easy to procure coaches for the health services to:build capability for improvement, implementation and leadership; develop the capability of LHD local managers to sustain change and innovation.

Benefits: High quality coaches will be pre-assessed and appointed to the coaching panel.LHD / SHN Senior Project Leads and Managers will increase capability for change management and sustainability, growing capacity in local health services.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 4 August 2014|Last updated: 7 August 2014

Telehealth Pilot for Pain Management

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.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 31 March 2015|Last updated: 16 July 2015

Clinical Innovation Program – Spread of Innovation

Aim: The aim of the ACI Clinical Innovation Program is to:Accelerate implementation of ACI Models of Care and Guidelines; Assist in the sharing and spread of local innovations.

Benefits: Improved implementation and system uptake of models, with demonstrated patient and health system benefit; Reduction in time and effort for LHDs to replicate contemporary evidence based models; Opportunities for LHDs to receive funding to implement the model.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 4 August 2014|Last updated: 7 August 2014

Nurse Delegated Emergency Care (NDEC) Project

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...

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 7 November 2013|Last updated: 17 August 2016

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