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Damage to Property Procedure - Broome Mental Health Unit
This document sets out the procedure to be followed if hospital property is damaged as a result of a patient's actions.
Decontamination of Diagnostic Ultrasound Transducers Clinical Practice Standard
As a patient safety initiative to prevent transmission of infection, the purpose of this Clinical Practice Standard (CPS) is to establish minimum practice standards for the decontamination of diagnostic ultrasound transducers throughout the WA Country Health Service (WACHS). This CPS may be used in conjunction with specific site departmental requirements. Information excluded from this CPS comprises: - specific procedural guidelines for sterilisation i.e. operating theatres - procedural guidelines for specific diagnostic ultrasound transducers.
Delivery of Pharmaceutical Products via the Pneumatic Tube System Procedure
A pneumatic tube is used to convey specific items in a fast, safe and efficient manner. Not all items are suitable to send via the pneumatic tube and this procedure outlines what pharmaceuticals are not to be sent.
Development and Publishing of Consumer Information Flowchart - Great Southern
How to develop and publish consumer information
Development, Approval and Publishing of Consumer Information Resources Procedure - Wheatbelt
This procedure deals with information for consumers who access and use the WACHS Wheatbelt health services. It covers information about conditions, treatments, procedures, examination, surgery and services - not personal information. The procedure offers guidance on how to write, present, produce and evaluate the effectiveness of consumer information, not guidance on content.
Diabetes - Inpatient Management Clinical Practice Standard
The purpose of this document is to establish minimum practice standards for inpatient diabetes management throughout the WA Country Health Service (WACHS). This Clinical Practice Standard does not include information on the management of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) or hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state (HHS). For management of these diabetic emergencies refer to specific regional/site instructions. For the management of obstetric, paediatric and neonate patients refer to King Edward Memorial Hospital resources and Princess Margaret Hospital Guidelines endorsed for use in clinical practice
Diagnosis of Malpresentation in Labour Guideline
This guideline aims to ensure early detection of fetal malpresentation in labour to give women and their carers maximum time to consider management options and arrange a care plan consistent with the woman's wishes and optimal fetal safety.
Dietetic Referral Pathways for Elevated BMI in Adults Admitted to Acute Services Guideline
This guideline provides referral pathways for adult inpatients with an elevated BMI to dietetics, with key components being the development of healthy lifestyle education packs and referrals to local outpatient dietetic services. It promotes integration of acute care with community services to ensure improved health outcomes for the patient.
Discharge - Ambulatory (Outpatient) Procedure - Great Southern Mental Health Service
This procedure outlines the minimum standard for discharge from ambulatory Mental Health Services within the Great Southern.
Discharge Against Medical Advice Policy
This policy sets out a person centred care approach that WACHS is committed to providing that will support the delivery of care that is respectful, individualised and empowering when an inpatient chooses to leave the hospital and/or is removed by their parent/carer/responsible person before the completion of treatment against the advice of the treating clinician and a decision is made to discharge.
Discharge from the Emergency Department of Patients with Mental Health Symptoms Procedure - Albany Hospital
This procedure outlines the step by step process for the assessment and referral of patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with mental health complaints or symptoms. Patients may be admitted to hospital, transferred to another hospital or discharged home.
Discharge Lounge Procedure - Geraldton Hospital
This Procedure applies only to the site named here
Discharge of Ngaanyatjarra Lands Patients Procedure - Kalgoorlie Hospital
Discharge of Ngaanyatjarra Lands patients from the Kalgoorlie Hospital.
Discharge Planning from the Goldfields Community Mental Health Service Procedure
This procedure outlines the requirement of Community Mental Health (GCMH) clinicians in relation to discharge of patients from the GCMH Service.
Discharge Planning from the Mental Health Inpatient Unit Procedure - Kalgoorlie Hospital
The Kalgoorlie Mental Health Inpatient Unit's discharge plan contributes to the treatment, support, planning and delivery of follow up by Community Mental Health and other community based services.
Discharged Against Medical Advice Flowchart - Wheatbelt
This flowchart sets out the process to be followed when a patient wishes to discharge against medical advice.
Disposal of Scrap Metal Procedure
The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is committed to: - disposing of scrap metal via methods that meet all legislative and environmental requirements - ensuring that scrap metal is disposed of via licensed scrap metal merchants - ensuring that any recoup/reimbursement for scrap metal being disposed of is banked to WACHS public funds.
Dissemination of Information Procedure - Kimberley
This procedure outlines the mechanisms in place to notify or distribute policy directives, guidelines, information bulletins and legislation updates to policy and procedure manuals to relevant facilities, managers and staff within the agency, and to any person or provider that must comply with them as a condition of an agreement or contract.
Distance Vision Testing Snellen Procedure
The aim of this document is to guide community health staff to assess and record the visual acuity of older children who are literate in English, utilising distance vision testing known as the Snellen Test.
District Health Advisory Council Guideline
The opportunity and challenge for health service providers and decision-makers in a state the size of WA is to address the complex and diverse health needs of widely spread regional, rural, and remote communities. Via our District Health Advisory Councils, the WACHS seeks a relationship with community members, consumers and carers to achieve a two-way exchange so as to better match service delivery to health need and most importantly, the delivery of consistently safe and up-to-date services.
Disturbed Behaviour Management Clinical Practice Standard
The purpose of this policy is to establish minimum practice standards for disturbed behaviour management throughout the WA Country Health Service (WACHS).
Documentation Clinical Practice Standard
The purpose of this policy is to establish minimum practice standards for clinical documentation throughout the WA Country Health Service (WACHS).
Documentation of the Paediatric Hydration Status on the MR1 at triage Procedure - Kimberley
The WA Country Health Service - Kimberley (WACHS-K) aims to identify / improve the documentation of the hydration status on all paediatric presentations on the MR1 form.
Documentation Standards Procedure - Goldfields MHS
This procedure applies to all paper-based and electronic clinical records created within the GMHS for patients/clients.
Dress Code for Staff Procedure - Goldfields
It is the responsibility of all staff to dress in a professional manner. Standard of dress is dictated by the nature of duties, the area in which the work is performed and the degree of contact with both patients and the general public. All staff are to comply with the procedure to ensure a professional and positive image of the organisation is maintained at all times.
Dress Code for Staff Procedure - South West
This procedure sets out the minimum dress code standards to be met by all staff.
Dress Code for Staff, Students and Volunteers Procedure - KMHDS
This procedure sets out the standard of dress and presentation that staff, students and volunteers are required to maintain whilst on duty.
Duress Alarm Procedure
Alarms may be necessary at some health sites, for the personal security of staff members whose duties may expose them to the risk of violent acts, as defined in the Department of Health Prevention of Workplace Aggression and Violence Policy 2004.
Duress Procedure - Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service
This Procedure applies only to the site named here

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