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July 26, 2021

Time to Analgesia in Paediatric Patients presenting to SHED

A recent audit completed in SHED looking at time to analgesia delivery in paediatric fractures revealed some excellent work, and some areas for improvement.

May 30, 2021

Patient Identification and Pre-transfusion Sample Labelling - Observational Audit

A recent Audit completed at SHED on Patient Identification and Pre-transfusion Sample Labelling - revealed some room for improvement

May 30, 2021

Patient Falls in the ED

Patient falls are a significant contributor to the number of hospital acquired complications. The screening process for falls risk is a very important part of the Emergency care we provide.

April 18, 2021

Hand Hygiene - in our EDs

Practicing good hand hygiene saves lives

March 29, 2021

'Think Sepsis, Act Fast'

As we embrace and celebrate the exciting news that F ED has been provided support to initiate a Choosing Wisely project related IV cannulation, we look at back to the last time we implemented a successful infection prevention and management project.

March 21, 2021

Patient Stories

What does person centred care look like in practice?

March 14, 2021

Closing the Gap

The number ONE thing emergency Department staff can go to support the Closing the gap activity is to complete the Cultural Awareness Training in WeLearn.

March 08, 2021

Riskman

How many Riskmans does each site generate each week?

March 01, 2021

Mandatory Training

Mandatory Training - is an important part of clinical governance. Ensuring staff are up to date with key training requirements helps to keep ourselves and our patients safe.

February 22, 2021

Discharge Summaries in the Emergency Department

The timely and and accurate completion of a patients discharge summary, connects the care we provide back to the patients clinical and social support network.

February 15, 2021

EMR Documentation

Accurate – Electronic Medical Record (EMR) documentation assists us to connect the care we provide in the Emergency Departments to the other units and teams of the health service. It also is the source of truth for Allergies and Alerts.

February 07, 2021

Clinical Handover

Incidents related to clinical handover, account for over 10% of all Riskmans attributed to Western Health's Emergency Departments. When reviewing these incidents in details some common themes emerge.

February 03, 2021

Managing Behaviours of Concern in our Emergency Departments

Western Health's management of behaviours of concern in our Emergency Departments is widely recognised as excellent. Actions taken over the past three years have reduced the total number of unplanned code greys managed by our staff. Check out this weeks KHWAD post to find out more.