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: 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: To provide introductory information for patients and their carers about food and nutrition care in NSW hospitals.
Benefits: Benefits include clear information for consumers on food and nutrition care provided in hospital.
Ready to Implement Added: 5 November 2013|Last updated: 13 April 2015
Aim: To inform people with intellectual disability, and their carers, about how the health system works to address their needs; To give health professionals insights on how the people they care for interact with the health system.
Benefits: Adapting the health service needs of people with intellectual disability according to their identified needs.
Pre-implementation Added: 8 November 2013|Last updated: 4 December 2013
Aim: The Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC)’s eChartbook is an interactive web-based tool providing a curated, accurate and timely view with expert commentary providing an overview of the state of knowledge in relation to quality and safety of health services in NSW. It aims to be a key resource for driving change within the NSW health system. It focuses particularly on CEC’s on Projects and Programs.
Benefits: The eChartbook is designed for use by clinicians, local health district (LHD) health professionals and other interest groups. It also provides information for the public about safety and quality issues and is written in a publicly-accessible style. The eCharbook presents more timely data through the use of dynamic charts, updated in real time
Ready to Implement Added: 18 February 2015|Last updated: 23 March 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 Blueprint aims to guide services and Local Health Districts in constructing their own localised models of care.
Benefits: The Blueprint emphasises the need for an integrated approach to care whereby relationships between specialist palliative care providers and care providers across all settings of care are fostered. It seeks to enhance networks of support, to build skills and competence in providing care to those approaching and reaching the end of their lives and seeks to better support patients, families and carers along the way.
Ready to Implement Added: 9 November 2015|Last updated: 22 February 2016
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: To provide information about HEN for consumers and health professionals. Practical information for health professionals about HEN in NSW.
Benefits: Improved support for consumers accessing HEN services.
Ready to Implement Added: 6 November 2013|Last updated: 13 April 2015
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