Cohort 15 Posters

The posters below are by the graduates of Cohort 15 of the Executive Clinical Leadership Program, who graduated in  August 2016. Posters are sorted by the author's first name.

All Posters

Download all the posters in one PDF from Cohort 15 of the Clinical Leadership Program.

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Hospital in the Home: Towards best practice in health care

Aim: By the end of May 2016 to reduce the total number of HITH patients who have unplanned return to the hospital with return to HITH by half and to reduce further the rate of both:
1. Unplanned return to the hospital for any reason; and 
2. Unplanned return to the hospital-patients not returning to HITH.

Dr Bilyana Konstantinova
Director, Macarthur Ambulatory Care Service
South Western Sydney Local Health District

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Using Resources Wisely: Improving Quality of Service in the Pre-admission Clinic.

Aim: To decrease the number of healthy patients coming through the pre admission clinic for endoscopy procedures by 100 % in a year.

Dr Bryne John
Anaesthetist
Western Sydney Local Health District

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Voluntary simplification: Improving the diagnosis of complex disease

Aim: To improve the diagnosis of mitochondrial disease by using next generation sequencing to increase the number of patients identified  with causative genetic mutations by 50%, within 12 months.

Dr Carolyn Sue
Director of Neurogenetics, Kolling Institute
Royal North Shore Hospital
Northern Sydney Local Health District

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SNSWLHD Nursing and Midwifery Scope of Practice Framework for Nurse and Midwives

Aim: All Nurses and Midwives in SNSWLHD will understand the professional obligations of their registration associated with delegation supervision and escalation and skills required to support the safe and effective delivery of patient care.

Cherie Puckett
Nurse Manager Leadership and Development
Southern NSW Local Health District

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Improving Aboriginal people’s access to dental care: a partnership approach

Aim: Within 8 months, reduce the length of time that patients wait for dental care at AMS Redfern by 30%.

Claire Phelan
Director, Oral Health Service
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

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STOP THE DROP: Preventing Peri-operative Hypothermia

Aim: By June 2016, to reduce the incidence of Inadvertent Peri-operative Hypothermia (IPH) in elective theatre patients at Blue Mountains ANZAC Memorial Hospital to below 5%.

Dr David Campbell
Senior Specialist Anaesthetist
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

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Reducing Incidence Of Adult Presentations With Diabetic Ketoacidosis At Nepean Hospital

Aim: To reduce the incidence of diabetic ketoacidosis presentations at Nepean Hospital in patients 16 years and over residing in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District by 50% by the end of 2017.

A/Prof Emily Hibbert
Sydney Medical School
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

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Improving Access and Prompt Admission to John Hunter Emergency Short Stay Unit

Aim: Within 1 year, 81% of patients admitted to the Emergency Short Stay Unit will do so within 4 hours of their arrival in ED.

Dr Fiona Downes
Staff Specialist Emergency Department
Hunter New England Local Health District

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Match Making for Gosford

Aim: By the conclusion of Recruitment 2016, we will be in a position to offer 2 Anaesthesia Provisional Fellow positions to trainees who meet the ANZCA definition of PF and who want to accept these offers as their first choice.

Dr Frances Page
Senior Staff Specialist Anaesthetist & Rotational Supervisor, Anaesthetic Training
Central Coast Local Health District

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Implementation of a Medical Handover Policy in the Emergency Department to improve patient safety

Aim: This project aims to identify and resolve issues in the patient transfer process leading to improved patient safety and avoid preventable clinical deterioration.

Dr Gonzalo Aguirrebarrena
Emergency Medicine Specialist
St Vincent's Health Network

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A Big Issue

Aim: Within 6 months 70% of bariatric patients at SDMH have appropriate transfer and mobility aids within 24 hours of admission and 100% within 12 months.

Helen Troy
Physiotherapy Unit
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

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Reducing the incidence of omitted medication in the general ward of Dubbo Health Service

Aim: Within 6 months, 100% of patients in the General Ward are signed for as receiving their medications and/or have clear documented reasons for omitted doses.

Jin Wen Chan (Kelvin)
Deputy Director of Pharmacy
Western NSW Local Health District

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Enteral Feeding in the Community

Aim: That 100% of non-admitted patients with enteral feeding tubes who are managed by the Hastings Macleay Dietetic Service meet NAPSASH requirements and receive dieteteic monitoring and in accordance with the ACI recommendations as part of a multidisciplinary team by May 2016.

Joanne  Pretty
Manager Nutrition Team Hastings Macleay
Mid North Coast Local Health District


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Optimising bleeding risk assessment in patients undergoing elective surgery

Aim: Within 12 months, ensure that 100% of patients attending pre-admission clinic for elective surgery have an appropriate bleeding risk assessment performed.

Dr Joanne Joseph
Haematologist
St Vincent's Health Network

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Reducing Red Cell Transfusions for Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Preoperative and Emergency Department patients

Aim: Assess the frequency of iron deficiency in the Nepean preadmission clinic (PAC) patients. Assess whether intervention would be required to reduce the number of transfusions related to iron deficiency in preoperative patients attending the PAC.

John Giannoutsos
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

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Utilisation of Blood Film Reports in Management of Inpatients in WSLHD

Aim: Within 6 months, 90% of blood film reports for inpatients at Westmead Hospital will be accessed by a member of the clinical team within 72 hours of report being issued.

Dr Leonard Pasalic
Staff Specialist, Haematologist, Dept of Haematology, ICPMR, Pathology West
Westmead Hospital
Western Sydney Local Health District

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Reducing ED Presentations for Children and Young People Presenting with Mental Health Concerns

Aim: To reduce the number of children and young people presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with mental health issues by 10%.

Megan Chiu
Service Manager
Northern Sydney Local Health District

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Reducing Seclusion Use in a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Unit

Aim: To reduce the rate of seclusion in the inpatient unit by 75% by June 2016.

Dr Michael Bowden
Head, Department of Psychological Medicine
Westmead Hospital
Western Sydney Local Health District

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Decreasing the Rate of Unnecessary Caesarean Sections

Aim: By December 2016, fewer than 10% of emergency caesarean sections performed at Manning hospital will be "Not Necessary".

Dr Nigel Roberts
Hunter New England Local Health District

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Improving laboratory diagnosis of Influenza & RSV in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

Aim: Within 7 months a 10% increase in use of Alternate Care Pathways by authorised paramedics on the Central Coast.

Dr Peter Newton
Pathology NSW

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Reducing receptive needle and syringe sharing among needle and syringe program attendees at the Kirketon Road Centre

Aim: To reduce the proportion of clients reporting receptive needle or syringe sharing (RSS) by 25% by July 2016.

Dr Philip Read
Acting Director, Kirketon Road Centre-Ambulatory and Primary Healthcare
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

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Improving the pre-operative recording of patient dental state by anaesthetists

Aim: Within 9 months, increase the compliance rate for completion of dental records on the anaesthesia form to 99%.

Dr Scott Fortey
Head of Department Anaesthesia and Pain Management
Central Coast Local Health District

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Nil by Mouth, Reducing Fasting for Radiological Tests and Procedures

Aim: To reduce fasting times for patients waiting for radiological tests and procedures on the gastrointestinal surgical wards at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital to within 20% variance of the fasting times recommended.

Dr Sharon Carey
Head of Nutrition and Dietetics
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Sydney Local Health District

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Compare the Pair(s)

Aim: To decrease the number of avoidable late referred patients to dialysis therapies in the Sydney Local Health District by 50% in the next 2 years.

Dr Shaundeep Sen
Staff Specialist Nephrology
Sydney Local Health District

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Paramedic Alternate Care Referrals

Aim: Within 7 months a 10% increase in use of Alternate Care Pathways by authorised paramedics on the Central Coast.

Dr Shilpi Ajwani
Head, Oral health Promotion & Oral Health Research
Sydney Local Health District

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Improving the model of care delivery for the General Ward-Ballina District Hospital

Aim: To reduce on-going budget over runs as well as delays in the transfer of patients from the emergency department and other health facilities due to the lack of a consistent model of care delivery on the General Ward - Ballina District Hospital by July 1, 2016.

Stephen Joyce
Deputy Director of Nursing
Ballina District Hospital
Northern NSW Local Health District

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Arm the doors and cross check - Improving Radiotherapy Quality Assurance

Aim: To improve the rate of cross site checks from an average of less than 10% to > 20% within 6 months and: in the process find ways to improve consistency and quality of radiotherapy across the MNCCI / NCCI.

Stuart Greenham
Area Manager Radiation Therapy
Mid North Coast Cancer Institute
Mid North Coast Local Health District

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The staff that dreams are made of

Aim: To improve medical staffing in ISLHD Emergency departments within 24 months.

Dr Thomas Carrigan
District Director of Emergency Medicine
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

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Skin Abscess Clinical Practice Improvement Project

Aim: Within 6 months, we aim to decrease the length of stay to achieve a day-only stay (or less) rate of 50%.

Dr Tony Pang
General, Trauma, Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgeon - Staff Specialist
Westmead Hospital
Western Sydney Local Health District

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Reducing atypical syphilis results

Aim: Reduce the number of atypical results by 50% over 6 months.

Dr Zofia Perkowska
Australian Blood Service

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