Clinical Leadership Program

Cohort 20 Project Posters

The posters below are by the graduates of Cohort 20 of the Executive Clinical Leadership Program, who graduated in February 2019. Posters are sorted by the author's first name.

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Cohort 20 - Improving the Management of Ferritin Test Results

Improving the Management of Ferritin Test Results

Aim: Increase the number of correctly processed ferritin test results to 100% by end December 2018.

Dr Amanda  Allen
Lead Medical Officer (QLD)
Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Patrick Harper
Project Coordinator / Business Process Analyst
Australian Red Cross Blood Service

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Transfusion for the tiny: Neonatal Transfusion – A Focus on Partnering with Parents and Ensuring Excellence in Practice

Aim: To improve transfusion practice and compliance with National Standard for Blood and Blood Products Safety and Quality (National Standard 7) and PBM guidelines Module 6 in the NICU in the next 18 months by:

  • increasing NICU-specific consent process in 100% of staff
  • improving appropriate red cell transfusion monitoring in 100% of neonates
  • improving documentation in the NICU.
Dr Amanda Thomson
Transfusion Medicine Specialist, Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Clinical Advisor, NSW CEC  Blood Watch Program
Blood Management Program, Royal North Shore/Ryde hospitals
Medical Editor, BloodSafe eLearning Australia
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Improving Antibiotic Surgical Prophylaxis

Aim: Within 12 months, 100% of antibiotic surgical prophylaxis will be prescribed appropriately.

Dr Alison Winning
The Tweed Hospital
Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist
Northern NSW Local Health District

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Assertive Outreach – When Standard Care isn’t Enough

Aim: To provide “Intensive Extended” phase of care treatment to at least six people engaged with Hunter Valley Mental Health Service by 30 November 2018.

Darren Bowd
Service Manager
Hunter Valley Mental Health Service
Hunter New England Local Health District

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EDD Accuracy in Medical Ward

Aim: By June 2019  80% of patients will be discharged from the medical ward on their identified expected date of discharge (EDD).

Donna Smith
Whole of Health Project Officer
Orange Hospital
Western NSW Local Health District

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Feasibility of an Exercise Program for patients post autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT) at Nepean Hospital Cancer Services

Aim: By February 2019, 90% of post ABMT patients enrolled in the group exercise program complete the outpatient program.

Elizabeth Calleja
Lead Clinician Exercise Physiology
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

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Increasing Domestic Violence Routine Screening in Child and Family Health at Murrumbidgee Local Health District

Aim: Within 8 months, increase the rates of Domestic Violence Routine Screening to 70% in the Child and Family Health Nurse program.

Emma Field
A/Director Integrated Care and Partnerships
MLHD Director of Integrated Care and Partnerships
Murrumbidgee Local Health District

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The MOHITO study – Management to Optimise Heparin Infusion Therapy Out west

Aim: By February 2018, 95% of patients admitted under the cardiology clinical service at Westmead Hospital who are receiving intravenous heparin therapy, will receive appropriate care that complies with the Western Sydney Local Health District intravenous heparin therapy prescribing, monitoring and administration guidelines.

Fiona Bailey
Medication Safety and Quality Officer
Clinical Excellence Commission

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Finding the Right Service in Time

Aim: Within 6 months, referral processing time for adult community Occupational Therapy clients will reduce by 45% resulting in appropriate service alignment.

Helen Hodges
Lead Clinician Occupational Therapy NBMLHD
Head of Department Occupational Therapy and Complex Care
Nepean Blue Mountains

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Identifying the Deteriorating Mental State of Consumers in Adult Community Mental Health Teams

Aim: Within 6 Months 95% of files audited will have a clearly documented Mental State Examination, Risk Assessment Formulation and Care plan.

Jacinta Elphick
MHDA Senior Clinical Advisor - Policy and Practice
Murrumbidgee Local Health District

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Accelerated access to Hepatitis B vaccination for prisoners

Aim: By January 2019, increase the rate of hepatitis B vaccination for prisoners residing in Metropolitan Special Programs Centre – Area 1 of Long Bay Gaol by 10%.

Dr James Blogg
Clinical Director Population Health
Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network

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Two steps forward: Building healthy habits for long term health outcomes in children and adolescents with severe obesity

Aim: By January 2019, 100% children and adolescents with severe obesity when seen by the Paediatric Weight Management Service at John Hunter Children’s Hospital will adopt two or more healthy lifestyle behaviours.

Jenny Martin
Director Allied Health Children, Young People & Families Services
John Hunter Children's Hospital
Hunter New England Local Health District

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Get Healthy In Pregnancy

Aim: By December 2018, 40% of women attending Tweed Antenatal Clinic and Murwillumbah Outreach Antenatal Clinic will be referred to Get Healthy In Pregnancy for information and coaching on healthy lifestyle choices to prevent excessive weight gain in pregnancy.

Jillian Adams
Manager, Health Promotion
Northern NSW Local Health District

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EMPOWER - Existing onsite faint Prevention strategies Will work if Routinely implemented

Aim: Within 12 months pre-faints and faints onsite post donation at 8 Blood Donor Collection Centres will be reduced by 0.5-1% of the overall incidence and result in 0% injuries to donors.

Justine O'Donovan
Clinical Research Nurse Consultant
Australian Red Cross Blood Service

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Enhancing nutrition care on a Medical Ward

Aim: By December 2018, 50% of inpatients with a diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease at Mudgee Health Service will have access to dietetic consultation.

Kate Egan
Manager Primary and Community Health
Mudgee and Gulgong Health Service
Western NSW Local Health District

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Automated Hepatitis Results in 24hrs

Aim: By December 2018, the turnaround time for 100% of Automated Hepatitis Serology testing at Westmead will be <24 hours.

Keiran Wicks
Director of Operations - West
NSW  Health Pathology

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Reducing Surgical Site Infection Rate after Caesarean Sections

Aim: Within 12 months, 50% reduction in Surgical Site Infection Rate for Patients after Caesarean Sections.

Dr Lilach Leibenson
VMO, Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital
Hunter New England Local Health District

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Engaging Fathers in Parenting Programs

Aim: By December 2018, 100% of dads who were registered and attended "Hello Dad : Dads Matter" had improved access to a structured and evidence - based parenting program within Tresillian.

Lisiane Latouche
Director Social Work/ Psychology
Tresillian
Sydney Local Health District

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Improving compliance with recommended maximum waiting times for patients triaged with dental pain

Aim: To reduce maximum waiting times for patients triaged with pain of suspected dental origin (3b list) from 7 months to 1 month by January 2019.

Dr Maggie Ibrahim
Lead Dental Officer
Oral Health Services
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

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Overcrowding in Paediatric Emergency at Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Aim: By 31st December 2018, the Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital at Westmead will function in conditions without overcrowding of Observation and Resuscitation areas at all times.

Dr Marino Festa
Critical Care Clinical Program Director (Medical)
Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

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“Don’t Forget About Us” A Partnership Project to Reduce Silos and Improve The Health Outcomes for Drug and Alcohol Patients

Aim: By Jan 2019 80% of admitted patients (16 years and over) will have an Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Assessment completed at Wagga Base Emergency Department.

Martina Greenaway
District Specialist Drug and Alcohol Clinical Nurse Consultant
Murrumbidgee Local Health District

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Provision of timely CT exams from Emergency Department

Aim: To have 90% of non-interventional CTs requested by Emergency Department (ED) during business hours performed within defined time periods.

Pat Redmond
Assistant Manager of Medical Imaging – Monaro Cluster
Southern NSW Local Health District

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Improving Bone Marrow Donor Recruitment in Blood Donor Centres

Aim: Within 6 months of project commencement, donors recruited through the pilot blood donor centres will be at least 60% male, with an average age under 30 years.

Paul Berghofer
Donor Services Bone Marrow and Change Manager
Australian Red Cross Blood Service

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Standardisation of an RMO education program within Emergency Department term rotations

Aim: To increase RMO education session access from a baseline of approximately 15%, up to 50% of available sessions by the end of the 2018 academic year. Secondary goal - create a repository of standardised presentations to facilitate a consistent educational experience for all RMOs rotating through our Emergency Department.

Dr Robert McMahon
Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine & Director of Emergency Medicine Training
Gosford Hospital
Central Coast Local Health District

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A Standardised Mortality and Morbidity Clinical Review Process across Four Small Rural Health Services.

Aim: By 1st July 2018 the four small rural health services of Beechworth Health Service, Tallangatta Health Service, Corryong Health and Alpine Health will have implemented a standardised and shared mortality and morbidity clinical review process.

Dr Sajeeva Jayalath
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Mental Health Inpatient Unit
Royal North Shore Hospital
Northern Sydney Local Health District

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TicToc (Timely inpatient care co-ordination and transfer of care): Has time run out?

Aim: By February 2020, St Vincent’s Hospital (SVH), Sydney will see a 10% decrease in the relative stay index and a 2% decrease in ALOS for acute patients as per published health roundtable data.

Dr Simon Mosalski
Rehabilitation Staff Specialist
St Vincent's Health Network

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Why weren’t we told?

Aim: 100% of patients/parents of patients that are referred to the genetic clinic at RNSH who are of reproductive age and considering having more children will be offered a publically-funded pre-conception genetic carrier test.

Dr Sondyha Ghedia
Staff Specialist Clinical Geneticist
Royal North Shore Hospital
Northern Sydney Local Health District

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Reduction of mental health ETP breaches due to delays in medical care requirements

Aim: By December 2018, to reduce the number of mental health ETP breaches at The Sutherland Hospital due to delays in Medical Care Requirements, to zero.

Dr Sophie Kavanagh
Clinical Director
The Sutherland Hospital and Community Mental Health Service
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

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Improving Monitoring of Complex Psychiatric Medications in Custody

Aim: Within six months, 100% of patients taking complex psychiatric medications (clozapine and lithium) will remain safely treated with no adverse outcomes.

Dr Sunny Wade
Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network

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The complete treatment: Improving Care in a Rural Community Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Service

Aim: By November 30 2017, 50% people who are discharged from Dareton Community Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol (MHDA) team will have completed treatment.

Susan Daly
Director, Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Service
Far West Local Health District

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Improvement in access to rapid Influenza testing in NSW

Aim: By December 2017, 70 % of people attending Emergency Departments for respiratory illnesses in the Influenza season will have access to result for Influenza testing within 4 hours.

A/Prof Susan Mclennan
Director of Operations
NSW Health Pathology

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Improving the availability of phenotyped red cells for transfusion

Aim: Within 6 months the Blood Service will increase filled phenotyped red cell orders to 88%.

Tanya Powley
National Red Cell Reference Manager
Australian Red Cross Blood Service

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Early Treatment of Patients Needing Simple Surgical Extractions in the Community Oral Health Clinic, Sydney Dental Hospital

Aim: Within 10 months, 90 percent of patients needing simple surgical extractions in the Community Oral Health Clinic at Sydney Dental Hospital will be assessed and treated.

Dr Trupta Desai
Head of Department and Clinical Manager Community Oral Health Clinics
Oral Health Services and Sydney Dental Hospital
Sydney Local Health District

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Geriatrics Referral Improvement Project (GRIP)

Aim: Within 12 months, all the referrals to Aged Care meet the minimal referral information requirements.

Dr Welkee Sim
Clinical Director, Aged Care
Long Bay Hospital
Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network

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