Injury Strategy: Small Grant Round 2012-13
The MAA is pleased to announce a series of small grant rounds. The total funding available for the small grants round is $150,000 over a period of twelve months.
The aim of these grants is to assist organisations to develop initiatives in trauma and injury management for people injured in motor vehicle crashes in NSW across the continuum of care. There will be four consecutive themes for each of the small grant rounds. Each theme will be allocated a quarter of the total funding.
The themes are:
||Education and training
||Service development and improvement
||Education and training
||Quality practice improvement in a clinical setting|
The theme for the fourth round is Quality practice improvement in a clinical setting.
The aim of quality improvement projects is to develop a system by which better health outcomes are achieved through analysing and improving the service delivery process. Projects in this category may focus on a single component of the quality improvement cycle or cover the entire quality improvement cycle. Where a project proposes a single component of the quality cycle applicants will need to demonstrate how they plan to complete the cycle.
Examples of projects under this category would be:
- Safety: Reducing adverse consumer outcomes.
- Effectiveness: Providing services based on best practice such as development or implementation of fact sheets or clinical algorithms.
- Consumer-centred care: Providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences by providing timely, complete and accurate information patients can understand.
- Timeliness: Providing timely care and assessment resulting in reduced length of stay in emergency departments.
- Efficiency: Improving the discharge processes for consumers by developing a well–defined discharge planning process, involving consumers/carers in the process.
- Equity: Providing care that does not differ in quality because of personal characteristics. Such as developing consumer resources in different languages, developing e-resources for consumers and building capacity of service providers in rural and remote locations.
Each grant round will be announced separately. Successful applicants will be announced on 15th July 2013. The maximum amount per grant is $15,000 and projects must be completed within 12 months.
Details of organisations that can apply are listed in Section 1: Administration, Small Grant Application Form available below:
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Small Grant Round 1 Outcome (Education & Training) – February 2013
The MAA is pleased to advise that funds were awarded for three projects.
Professor Michael Nicholas, Director Pain Education Pain Management Research Institute, The University of Sydney and Elizabeth Leonard, Clinical Nurse Consultant Trauma Services, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital were the successful applicants.
Professor Michael Nicholas will deliver the following projects:
1. Talking about pain $15,000
Key interview and communication skills are needed to conduct a biopsychosocial assessment and case formulation of a patient with a chronic pain condition arising from minor-moderate motor vehicle accidents. These skills are important for interviewing patients with chronic pain, helping them to make sense of their pain and how it is affecting their lives. This project will develop two videos demonstrating key interview and communication skills to primary health care practitioners. These steps are a necessary precursor to implementing a self- management approach to chronic pain.
2. Skills training for pain assessment and self management $15,000
Primary health care practitioners are often at the front line of managing patients with persisting pain conditions following minor- moderate motor vehicle accidents. While information and research is available regarding pain self- management, there is little formal training for primary health practitioners to perform this work. This project will provide an interactive, skills-oriented and accessible approach to skills training by providing four online skills training courses for 40 participants over five weeks.
Elizabeth Leonard will deliver the following project:
3. RAPH Trauma Team Training Course resources upgrade $10,000
The Trauma Team Training is a course that was developed to educate and support medical and nursing staff to effectively manage patients sustaining multiple injuries. The grant will enable the development of on-line training resources. These resources will support course structure, limit didactic session times and allow for further simulation training within the course.
Small Grant Round 2 –Service Development and improvement – April 2013
The MAA is pleased to advise that funds were awarded to the following projects.
1. Westmead Trauma Algorithms App $15,000
Westmead Hospital Trauma Unit and relevant subspecialties have designed a set of Clinical Algorithms using the best available evidence to provide standardised process of care for trauma patients presenting to Westmead Hospital. The project will result in an app, available across all platforms, that provides easy access to these clinical algorithms, particularly for the junior and mid-level medical staff treating trauma patients. These standardised processes will reduce error and promote efficient, safe care for trauma patients.
Grant recipient: Dr Jeremy Hsu, Director of Trauma, Westmead Hospital
2. Improving outpatient pain management $14,814.31
The project will identify the incidence and cause of ongoing pain and barriers to compliance with prescribed analgesic regimes in trauma patients post discharge. It will generate evidence to improve the patient discharge process and evidence based patient information tools.
Grant recipient: A/P Kate Curtis Clinical Nurse Consultant Trauma St George Hospital
3. Development of a Trauma Service ‘web-app’ for smart phone use $15,000
The project will develop a multiplatform web app to facilitate dissemination of key trauma protocols and guidelines relevant to clinicians within Sydney Local Health District. The app will be a convenient and accessible way to provide information and clinical guidance for clinicians. The app will be incorporated into a range of clinical decision calculators based on data at RPAH designed to facilitate patient flow, assist with patient care and expedite discharge planning for trauma patients.
Grant recipients: Elizabeth Leonard/Michael Dinh –Trauma Coordinator/Trauma Director RPAH