Eastern@Home (E@H) attends 80-100 acute home visits per day. Clinical equipment is transported in Nurse’s Hospital in the Home (HITH) Kit Bags Tools for improvement The Productive Community Services Well Organised Working Environments foundation module was adopted to plan new bags with “Everything in the right place, at the right time, ready to go.” From…
The project was undertaken by a team of midwives, obstetricians, educators, maternity managers and GPs working within Eastern Health.
Internal review and consumer feedback identified areas for improvement:
- Woman-centred care
- Multi-professional communication
- Collaboration and teamwork
Advance Care Planning (ACP) promotes the delivery of person centred care. It may involve the appointment of a substitute decision maker , a discussion /s and/or completion of an advance care directive. Geographically Eastern Health is the largest health network in Victoria. It comprises of 7 hospitals, over 8000 staff, serving 700,000 people in the…
Why volunteer? Identifying common themes for why older adults choose to work for a Volunteer transport service
Set up of Volunteer Transport Program in Community Rehabilitation Service at Eastern Health Recruitment of drivers to the program highlighted that 4/5 drivers employed were retirees who voiced difficulties with occupational adaptation at retirement. Literature search revealed little research linking voluntarism to OT core values Voluntarism linked to “health”, though no direct link to a…
The Eastern Health Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH) project: Using a knowledge translation behaviour change model to improve the quality and safety of maternity care
The project was undertaken by a team of midwives and doctors in 2 hospital sites over a 5 year time period.
Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality, and is an inherent risk in all maternity services.
What is Lymphoedema? Lymphoedema is a chronic inflammatory disease where lymphatic load is greater than transport capacity¹. In addition to skin changes, immunity is reduced in the affected area. Lymphoedema can be idiopathic (primary) or due to a ‘trigger’ which damages the function of the lymphatic system (secondary). Within Australia, the most likely cause is…
Communication and Engagement: How to foster support and maintain interest for green interventions in healthcare at Counties Manukau Health
Working in a large District Health Board with more than 7,500 employees provides many communication challenges. Successful communication encourages engagement and helps to spread important messages. Literature recommends adopting many methods including written approaches (posters, prompts, emails, fact sheets, memos) and verbal presentations and videos.
Aim: Evaluate the effectiveness of a Clinical Pharmacist in General Surgery Pre-Admission Clinics at Manukau Super Clinic (Auckland) and the benefits/costs derived from changing the model of service delivery.
Well Managed Pain: A multidisciplinary initiative for managing inpatients with severe pain at Counties Manukau Health
The problem with pain: Pain is common factor involved in many hospital admissions. A recent pain prevalence audit at Counties Manukau Health (CMH) found most patients were satisfied with the management of their pain1. In the existing system at CMH, inpatients with severe or post-operative pain are reviewed by an anaesthetist-led acute pain service. A…
Achieving a dream: The impact of goal setting within community rehabilitation amongst heart failure patients
EXERCISE: DAUNTING AND DREADED For many people living with Heart Failure (HF) it can be a daunting task to walk up a flight of stairs or walk the dog, let alone attend a gym. “I wouldn’t know where to start” and “I’m scared of doing too much” are some of the common barriers we as…