The new version of the NSQHS Standards is now available, and there are several key changes that will have an impact on how you establish and monitor the infection, prevention and control surveillance systems within your health care facility. The first change is the revision of the intent of standard three, to now include effective … Continue reading Identifying the changes in the revised NSQHS Standards
Emergency Services personnel are always at the forefront when it comes to helping distressed citizens. They do an exceptional job in alleviating stress in emergency situations. The nature of emergency service work routinely exposes workers to trauma. However, a culture of stigma continues to prevent those who need help from seeking it. Because of this, … Continue reading Beyond Blue Spotlight: Police and Emergency Services Program
The Centre for Sleep Research led by Professor Drew Dawson has introduced the prior/sleep wake model that allows for a scientific measure of fatigue relative to the error trajectory of the task at hand. This report reviews the risks of fatigue in the mining industry in QLD. Fatigue in the QLD region: Combining alcohol and … Continue reading Fatigue Management in the Mining Industry- Insights from professor Drew Dawson
In 2014-2015, NSW Police and Ambulance transported 60% of mental health consumers who called Triple Zero in HNELHD. Of the ones who were transported, 46% of the patients were not admitted to the Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre or Emergency Department at Calvary Mater Newcastle hospital. People who are not admitted appropriately are often left to … Continue reading Case Study: Telehealth
Stephen Duckett recently did a presentation on safer health care system using data and the idea of preventability. He drew his insights from three key reports that his colleagues and him have been working on: Report 1: Strengthening safety and statistics report: which looks at different ways of measuring and improving hospital care and improving … Continue reading Duckett’s idea of Preventability
What our delegates gained from attending the conference? • Ideas to strengthen clinical governance and quality assurance structures• Strategies on how to build a culture of continuous quality improvement across yourhealth organisation• Case studies from leading hospitals on partnering with consumers• In-depth look at how to tackle comprehensive care• Advice from expert auditors on how … Continue reading Takeaway’s From the NSQHS Part 2
The opportunities for Big Data are great and wide ranging in the healthcare sector, the challenges especially in Australia are also as such. Big Data Techniques require data to be captured, stored, analysed and linked. But the current Australian healthcare policies faces challenges in enabling big data to realise its potential benefits according to the … Continue reading Challenges to Implementing Big Data in Hospitals
Clinical Procedures likely to have little to no benefit are still being performed in Australian hospitals. Not only wasting resources like bed days that could be freed up for more needy patients; But also taxpayers dollars in the million. A landmark study led by professor Adam Elshaug of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at … Continue reading Are the Low-Value procedures worth your hospital’s reputation?