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ACI - Agency for Clinical Innovation

The Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) leads innovation in clinical care across NSW. They do this by bringing clinicians, patients and healthcare managers together to support innovation, design and implementation.

ACI's 39 networks, institutes and taskforces work closely with senior clinicians to deliver new models of care, clinical guides, resources and tools that support the delivery of improved healthcare. Their teams partner with local hospital teams to pilot and scale programs addressing system priorities including intensive care unit access block, implementing the patient-reported measures program across the state, and supporting Leading Better Value Care initiatives.

The ACI brings together senior clinicians who have a keen interest and track record in innovative clinical care. They collaborate with managers and patients to inform healthcare decisions, and to guide and galvanise action focused on:

  • implementing evidence emerging from biomedical and organisational research
  • adopting emerging innovations developed in other jurisdictions and settings
  • testing new ideas and generating new knowledge about clinical practice and the delivery of care

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Guidelines for the prescription of a seated wheelchair or mobility scooter for people with a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury

It takes time to find the right wheelchair to meet your needs. Prescribing a wheelchair or a scooter is a complex process. It is not just about finding the right size. Other things that matter are your day-to-day activities, where you live, where you go and your transport. Your therapist (usually an occupational therapist or physiotherapist) will help you to find the right wheelchair or scooter. The Guidelines for the prescription of a seated wheelchair or mobility scooter for people with a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury provide advice on this.

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Burn Injury Prevention and First Aid

Burns can be caused in many different ways including by hot liquid, touching hot objects, fire, chemicals, electricity, friction and even sunburn. These burns can occur anywhere, particularly in the home and workplace, and if they do happen it’s best that you and those closest to you are prepared and armed with the right information – the life you save could be your own.

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Talking to Your Children about Spinal Cord Injury: A Practical Guide for Families.

As social workers in the spinal cord injury (SCI) fi eld we acknowledge that there has been a gap in services, resources and support for parents and families to explain their injury to children. Parents engaged in NSW Spinal Services provided informal feedback regarding the lack of specifi c resources available to them to assist their child relatives through the impact of spinal cord injury on their family.

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INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS About Transition from Children’s Health Services to Adult Services

Transition is the planned move from health services for children to health services for adults. As your child matures from being a child to an adult they will outgrow the expertise of children’s (paediatric) health service and will need to find an appropriate adult health provider. This is a really important issue if they have a chronic condition that will require ongoing treatment. When health professionals in the children’s service start discussing transition with you and your child , they are talking about getting ready to start seeing adult services. Transition does take time. People will usually start to bring up the topic when your child becomes a teenager

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Ankle Sprain - Patient Factsheet

Ankle sprains are common but debilitating. What you do in the next few days will significantly improve the outcome for your ankle.

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Radiology Clinician Fact Sheet - Radiation Information

This fact sheet has been developed as a reference to help radiology clinicians and referrers to medical imaging services consistently explain the benefits and risks associated with imaging procedures and radiation doses to patients.

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The courage to care

“My name is Cheryl Koenig and I have a son who has a Brain Injury.” When introducing myself in a support group meeting for parents of children with disabilities, about one year after my son Jonathan’s horrific accident, I could not bring myself to say those very words. Speaking them aloud would turn my unspoken denial into reality. And instead, as if watching myself from a distance, I heard a trembling voice quietly utter, “My name is Cheryl Koenig and I have a son who has had an accident.”

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Quicker access to medical advice and life saving cardiac therapy

In the past, a doctor had to be with a person to diagnose a heart attack, but a new service that is being introduced in NSW allows an ECG to be sent quickly to a specialist doctor who may be many kilometres away. This means that people are treated much faster and, in many cases, even before they see a doctor.

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PARENTERAL NUTRITION POCKETBOOK: FOR ADULTS

Parenteral nutrition (PN) refers to the intravenous infusion of specialised nutrition solution. This method of feeding may be required when the gastrointestinal tract is not functional or leaking, cannot be accessed, or the patient cannot be adequately nourished by oral or enteral means. In NSW, there are major variations in the way PN is administered in public hospitals.

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Medical Imaging and You

Advances in medical technology have given doctors access to a wider range of medical imaging tests than ever before to help them diagnose, manage and treat internal conditions. This brochure provides a basic understanding of radiation, its use in medical imaging, the risks and benefits, and the safety factors built into imaging procedures.

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