Entries by Pat

Mental Health Emergency Response Simulation Education Programme

The Department of Health, Clinical Simulation and Training Grants awarded to RPBG Nursing and Medical Education Team.   Chief Medical Officer, Dr Michael Levitt presented a $50,000 Clinical Simulation and Training Grant to Dr Lucia Gillman, Ms Kylie Fawcett, Dr Richard Stewart, Ms Alex Knowles, Ms Jeanne Young and Mr David Bruce. The funding from […]

Combined Bedside Risk Assessment: CoBRA

        Congratulations to the Royal Perth Bentley Group CoBRA Project team, whose work has just been published by the international Journal of Nursing Care Quality. The CoBRA project, led by Dr Heather Kidd, RPBG Nursing Director, Safety, Organisational Learning and Development developed and evaluated the online CoBRA audit tool that is in […]

Rapid Access for Patients Imminent Delivery (RAPID) Project

  Best available evidence shows that the decision to delivery interval (DDI) and emergency caesarean section (CS) should be no more than 30-60 minutes if maternal or fetal compromise is to be prevented. Bentley Health Service (BHS) identified delays in getting Category 1 and 2 patients to theatre for emergency CS. Audit results for Sept […]

Does Immersive Medical Emergency Treatment Response Simulation Improve Self Efficacy?

A medical emergency team (MET) response requires an integrated and coordinated approach if optimal patient outcomes are to be achieved. Enhanced learning through simulation training has been used successfully to improve both technical and non-technical skills of clinical staff responding to medical emergency response scenarios. Aim The aim of this project was to evaluate the […]

Two Person IV Medication Administration

Background: This project aimed to evaluate the safety, efficiency and cost of a two person independent IV medication administration procedure to the bedside compared to current single person IV medication administration. A secondary objective was to capture the frequency of interruptions during the IV medication process. Methods: A randomised controlled design using direct observations at […]

Comprehensive Care Making Health Care Delivery Safer

                                                   The WA Nurses Memorial Charitable Trust has awarded $10,000 to the Comprehensive Care (CC) Project led by Dr Heather Kidd, Nursing Director Safety, Organisational Learning and Development at RPBG. Comprehensive Care (CC) is a service innovation for the provision of continuous and collaborative care whereby patients, families and the health care team work in […]

Implementation of Visual Risk Alerts at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH).

RPH recognised that there were significant gaps in how the risk of patient aggression was communicated to staff, in particular those with limited or no access to patient documentation, electronic patient information systems or verbal handover. The RPH Aggression Prevention and Intervention and Research portfolios undertook a study into systems that alert staff to the […]