CEC Events Archive
Engaging Patients & Families to Improve Health Care Seminar
25 October 2013
Practical strategies to improve partnerships and engagement between patients, families, carers and health care professionals was the subject of lively discussion by 170 health care practitioners, managers and consumer advisors, who came from throughout NSW to attend this Forum in Sydney.
Participants responded with enthusiasm to presentations from international speakers Dr Susan Frampton, President, Planetree International and Mr James B Conway, Former Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement - and many others in the field of patient based care.
In Safe Hands Residential School Orange
17 - 19 June 2013
The In Safe Hands Residential School took place on 17-19 June 2013 at Orange. A total number of 15 clinical teams from hospitals across NSW attended the Residential School.
At the Residential School, teams were trained to utilise Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds - which allows for the enhancement of teamwork, communication, patient safety and engagement of the patient in the planning of their care at all times.
Alzheimer's Australia 15th National Conference - Hobart
14 - 17 May 2013
Ms Anne Axam, TOP 5 Project Coordinator presented "Getting to Know you" prompting discussions around TOP 5 and dementia during the conference. The 3 day conference was attended by 800+ delegates from across Australia and Overseas. With presentations from health care providers, carers and people withAlzheimer's the theme of the conference was about creating dementia friendly societies and reducing the stigma of dementia.
NSW Falls Prevention Network Forum
Key falls prevention experts provided presentations at half day forums in Dubbo (81 participants) and Broken Hill (48 participants). Participants travelled from 21 rural locations to attend the Dubbo Forum and 3 rural locations to attend the Broken Hill Forum. These sessions were a collaborative between the NSW Falls Prevention Network, NSW Falls Prevention Program, Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) and the Aged Health Network, Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI). The forums supported staff in Western NSW LHD and Far West LHD. The information was found to be very useful to those who attended.
Presenters at the Rural Forums Lorraine Lovitt, Professor Stephen Lord, Associate Professor Jacqueline Close, Shelley Moor, Anthea Temple and Dr Esther Vance.
9th HARC Forum : keynote speaker Dr Mark Graber
13 May 2013
Furthering knowledge around diagnostic errors, patient safety and quality of care and seizing opportunities in these areas, will be the focus of an upcoming event in Sydney for researchers, clinicians, health managers and policy makers.
Dr Graber will present research into the causes of diagnostic error, explore opportunities to adapt international study methodologies to Australian settings, and examine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of solutions tried elsewhere.
Presentation day for the RACP / CEC Clinical Practice Improvement Pilot Program
20 March 2013
In February 2012, Advanced Trainees in NSW of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians applied to undertake a Clinical Practice Improvement project with input from the Clinical Excellence Commission. It was aimed at improving patient outcomes. The participants completed a 2 day face to face CPIworkshop and a mid point review, both run by the CEC. They had to write up their projects, complete an abstract and present their projects to a panel of experts.
They were presented with their certificates on Wednesday 20th March 2013.
The projects were a great demonstration of how a short, focused CPI project can lead to improvements in patient care and safety. - Congratulations to all who took part.
TOP 5 Liverpool Champions
17 October 2012
The TOP 5 initiative to improve inpatient care for patients with dementia was launched at Liverpool Hospital on 17th October. Liverpool's Aged Care Nurse Kelli Flowers said, "It's about creating a partnership and giving the carer more respect and acknowledgement for their work". The Clinical Excellence Commission acknowledges the Central Coast Local Health District for the integration of their concept and materials to support the further uptake of the TOP 5 initiative and also HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation for their support.
Rural Critical Care Conference Dubbo
24 - 25 August 2012
An excellent conference with very interesting presentations from the small rural hospital to issues that are affecting all facilities across the state. The conference was a fantastic opportunity for networking with staff across NSW. We also visited Dubbo Base Hospital Emergency Department and met with key staff to discuss strategies to promote.
Breaking Down the Barriers: Health Literacy Seminar
2 April 2012
This seminar, held in Sydney in April 2012, brought together 200 delegates from NSW and other states for a forum on practical strategies to reduce barriers to health literacy.
Keynote speakers included Dr Rima Rudd from Harvard School of Public Health, USA. View her presentation online plus eight other presentations from Australian leaders in the field of patient based care and health literacy.
April Falls Day®
1 April 2012
As part of the 2012 April Falls Day®/Month the CEC arranged special events with visiting Professor Finbarr Martin. The forums, grand rounds and presentations gave the opportunity to learn more about how the UK has approached falls prevention.
Topics covered include: system wide approaches to aged care, clinical practice developments, clinical governance approaches and research in aged care and falls, frailty, delirium and interventions to address them.