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ACI - Agency for Clinical Innovation

The Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) works with clinicians, consumers and managers to design and promote better healthcare for NSW.

ACI does this by:
  • Service redesign and evaluation – applying redesign methodology to assist healthcare providers and consumers to review and improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of services.
  • Specialist advice on healthcare innovation – advising on the development, evaluation and adoption of healthcare innovations from optimal use through to disinvestment.
  • Initiatives including guidelines and models of care – developing a range of evidence-based healthcare improvement initiatives to benefit the NSW health system.
  • Implementation support – working with ACI Networks, consumers and healthcare providers to assist delivery of healthcare innovations into practice across metropolitan and rural NSW.
  • Knowledge sharing – partnering with healthcare providers to support collaboration, learning capability and knowledge sharing on healthcare innovation and improvement.
  • Continuous capability building – working with healthcare providers to build capability in redesign, project management and change management through the Centre for Healthcare Redesign.
ACI Clinical Networks, Taskforces and Institutes provide a unique forum for people to collaborate across clinical specialties and regional and service boundaries to develop successful healthcare innovations. A priority for the ACI is identifying unwarranted variation in clinical practice and working in partnership with healthcare providers to develop mechanisms to improve clinical practice and patient care.

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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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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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Consumer Information | Agency for Clinical Innovation

Specific information for consumers of healthcare services, their families or carers.

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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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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE HOSPITALISED A Guide for People with Spinal Cord Injury

People with spinal cord injury (SCI) have specific needs and are at higher risk of some complications. SCI is a relatively uncommon condition, and the healthcare facility at which you present to or are taken to may be unfamiliar with the management of some of these complications. This guide aims to help you with advocating and directing your care whilst you are in hospital to prevent and address some of these complications. Most health professionals will have the expertise to manage these issues if alerted to your needs.

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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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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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sick days & type 2 diabetes

Everyday illness or infections will nearly always cause a rise in blood glucose levels whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Therefore, at the earliest sign of any form of illness such as a cold or virus, it is important for you to take action.

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sick days & type 1 diabetes

Everyday illnesses or infection will nearly always cause a rise in blood glucose levels when you have type 1 diabetes. Therefore, at the earliest sign of any form of illness such as a cold or virus, it is important to follow your personalised sick day management plan. Be prepared before you get sick! It is essential to discuss and prepare a sick day management plan with your diabetes team.

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