CEC Events Archive

CEC Antimicrobial Stewardship Forum - 4 September 2015
CEC Antimicrobial Stewardship Forum
4 September 2015

On Friday 4 September 2015, the CEC Quality Use of Antimicrobials in Healthcare program hosted a symposium-style education and networking forum on the topic of antimicrobial stewardship. Presentations delivered at this event covered a wide variety of topics including national and NSW initiatives for AMS, methods for monitoring the quantity and quality of antimicrobial use, factors which influence antimicrobial prescribing and the future of AMS within the context of electronic medication management. The event also launched the 5x5 Antimicrobial Audit; a targeted audit, intervention and feedback activity developed by the CEC and piloted by 15 NSW facilities during 2014-15.

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Medication Reconciliation Workshop - 14 August 2015
Medication Reconciliation Workshop
14 August 2015

On Friday, 14 August 2015, the CEC Continuity of Medication Management (CMM) Program hosted a Medication Reconciliation Workshop at Rydges Sydney Central, Sydney. The 70 participants included a mix of pharmacists, nurses, doctors and patient safety managers from across the state. The workshop coincided with the establishment of State-wide Medication Reconciliation Program leads, as well as the release of tools and resources developed by the CEC to assist with the implementation of standardised medication reconciliation processes.

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CEC proudly launched the Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention Program
VTE Prevention Program
5 September 2014

On Friday, 5 September 2014, the CEC proudly launched the Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention Program at the Pullman Hyde Park Hotel, Sydney. The 100 guests included a diverse mix of clinicians from Emergency Departments, in-patient and post-operative wards, as well as clinical governance and health executives from across the state.

The launch coincided with the release of the revised Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism policy directive and the accompanying tools and resources developed by the CEC.

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Recent LHD Inpatient Sepsis Workshop February 2014
Inpatient Sepsis Pathway Launch
2 May 2014

The Inpatient SEPSIS KILLS program will be launched Statewide in May 2014. Local health districts have commenced work to develop a sustainable process to improve sepsis recognition and management in all wards throughout NSW.

Photo: Dr Tony Burrell and LHD Sepsis Leads at the recent LHD Inpatient Sepsis Workshop February 2014.

Find out how the Inpatient SEPSIS KILLS program is being rolled out to hospital wards here

Pressure Injury Prevention Project Launch
Pressure Injury Prevention Project Launch
25 March 2014

On Tuesday, 25 March 2014, the CEC, in collaboration with NSW Health Nursing and Midwifery Office, proudly launched the Pressure Injury Prevention Project at The Mint, Sydney to 100 guests. This included wounds specialists, clinicians, senior nurse educators and health executives from across the state.

The launch marked the release of the Pressure Injury Prevention and Management policy and related tools and resources being developed by the CEC, Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI), Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) and HealthShare. The day coincided with Australian Wound Management Association's(AWMA) Wound Awareness Week 2014.

Photo: Susan Pearce, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, NSW Health delivering the opening address.

Partnerships 4 Safety and Quality - Engaging Patients and Families to Improve Health Care Seminar
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
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 Fifteenth National Conference
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.

20th NSW Falls Prevention Network Forum
NSW Falls Prevention Network Forum
May 2013

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
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
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
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.

Orange hospital - Ground-breaking new patient care model
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, April 2012
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.

2012 April Falls Day
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.