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Halo Immobilisation Clinical Practice Standard
This CPS has been endorsed for use by WACHS and should be applied to the WACHS clinical practice context until it is transitioned completely to a WACHS CPS.
Hand Hygiene Policy
The objective of this policy is to promote prevention and control of HAIs and improve patient safety, by endorsing the recommendations outlined in the WHO guidelines on HH in health care and the National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI)
Handling and completion of entries in Schedule 4 Restricted and Schedule 8 Registers and Requisitions Books Information She
This document provides guidance on the completion and handling of S4R and S8 registers and requisition books.
Handling and Storage of Patient's Own Medications - Including Schedule 4 Restricted And Schedule 8 Medications Procedure
Patients are encouraged to bring in their own medications on arrival to the hospital. Upon admission, patient's own medications are to be obtained to facilitate accurate medication reconciliation and prescribing. It may also be necessary to utilise patient's own medications in the short term if it is not available in the hospital, to enable continuation of essential medications.
Handling and Supply of Concentrated Potassium-Containing Solutions Procedure
This procedure limits the availability of concentrated-containing potassium solutions, and provides guidance to accessing these, especially outside of pharmacy opening hours.
Handling of Expired Medicines, Excess Stock and Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Procedure WACHS -South West
This procedure is to provide guidance for nursing and medical staff in the appropriate handling of expired drugs, excess stock and pharmaceutical waste disposal in the WACHS-SW region.
Hazard-Incident Management Procedure
This procedure outlines the requirements for the investigation and reporting of workplace safety hazards and incidents in WA Country Health Servicesites or in the course of conducting WACHS business. It also outlines the procedural requirements for the statutory reporting of notifiable work-related injuries and diseases, a requirement of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (the Act).
HCARe CMI Client Identification Data Entry Procedure - Kimberley
This procedure provides the business rules and data entry standards for HCARe CMS which is the central Patient Administration System currently used in the WA Country Health Service region of Kimberley. As the prime source of data used for Patient Management, and National, State and Local reporting requirements, these standards aim to provide consistent and high quality data collection across WACHS sites. This document supersedes the 'HCARe CMS CMI Client Identification Data Entry Standards Policy' April 2013.
Health Promotion Policy
The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) actively encourages all employees of the organisation to incorporate national, state and regional health priorities into their work in order to improve the health and well being of employees, clients and the wider community.
Health Record Auditing Procedure
This procedure outlines the standard tools to be used in auditing of health records, their accessibility, storage areas and their disposal, methodology of auditing of health records, nominated staff required to undertake health record audits and reporting and evaluation compliance post audit completion.
Health Record Form Design Guideline
The Australian Standard for Healthcare Records (AS2828) contains comprehensive form design detail. This guideline describes the fundamental principles associated with these.
Health Record Form Management Policy
This policy outlines how the WA Country Health Service upholds stringent record keeping and documentation standards ensuring the health record form complies with the Australian Standards (AS2828) for Paper Based and/or Digitized (scanned) health records and the mandatory Forms Print Management Contract (HCNS 219707) for high usage forms (3000+ copies per annum).
Health Record Management Policy
This purpose of this policy is to provide guidance on the governance, management, creation, content, filing, accessibility, storage, and disposal of health records within the WA Country Health Service.
Healthdirect - Community Nursing Health Institute - EUCP Policy
WACHS has endorsed the Healthdirect Community Nursing Resources for use in clinical practice.
High Risk Medications Procedure
This procedure highlights the specific medications and processes for WA Country Health Service (WACHS) sites relating to the storage, handling, prescription, administration and dispensing of high risk medications to improve patient safety.
Home and Community Visits in the Remote Area Community Setting Procedure
This document outlines the procedure for Remote Area Nurses in the provision of an on-call after hours' emergency service to the remote community.
Hospital and Health Service Infectious Disease of Significance or Outbreak Management Procedure - Great Southern
This document sets out the procedure for timely identification and notification of any suspected case of a notifiable infectious disease with prompt implementation of appropriate disease management, transmission precautions and contact follow up protocols will reduce the risk of further transmission and outbreak.
Hospital Chaplaincy Services Procedure - Albany Health Campus
In accordance with the WA Health Volunteers Policy all clergy and church affiliated volunteers who wish to visit patients in an official church capacity at the Albany Health Campus, is required to be formally approved by the health service to do so.
Hospital Chaplaincy Services Procedure - East Kimberley
The WACHS-Kimberley is committed to supporting the social, emotional and spiritual well-being of health service patients and supports appropriate visiting chaplaincy services being available to patients. In accordance with the WA Health Volunteer Policy, all clergy and church affiliated volunteers who request to visit patients in an official church capacity at East Kimberley hospitals are required to be formally approved by the health services to do so.
Hospital Supply of Nutrition Support Products and Feeding Equipment - Midwest
This document aims to provide the clinician with information of the strict criteria for provision of NSPs and consumables to community-based clients located in the Midwest region where it is deemed essential for optimising nutrition care, and who have significant difficulties financially meeting the costs of these products.
Hot and Cold Gel Pack Application Procedure - Albany Hospital
The application of local heat/cold to muscles can assist in relaxation, comfort and provide some relief for aches and pains. The purpose of this procedure is to draw to attention to the potential for injury to patients, when hot or cold packs are applied to the skin.
How to 'Pin' the Clinical Support Resources Webpage to the Start Menu - Information Sheet
Instructions on how to 'pin' the Clinical Support Resources webpage quick link to the start menu of WACHS computers.
Human Research Ethics Committee - Terms of Reference
The HREC ensures all human research undertaken within or involving WACHS by internal or external applicants meets the ethical and scientific standards established by the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007)(as updated) (National Statement) guidelines. The HREC lies within the Ethics Review Function of the WACHS Research Governance Framework.
Human Research Ethics Committee Appointment Policy
This policy outlines the recruitment process, appointment process and terms of appointment for members of the HREC, including new members and existing members.
Human Research Ethics Committee Procedure
These procedures outline the processes to which the WACHS Human Research Ethic Committee is to operate.
Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula Therapy ADULTS Procedure - Kununurra Hospital
Procedure for the administration of Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula (HHFNC) therapy for ADULTS at the Kununurra Hospital.
Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula Therapy ADULTS Procedure - Nickol Bay Hospital
Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula (HHFNC) therapy is a simple to use system that delivers warm, moist gas from room air to variable oxygen concentrations at high flow rates that generate positive airway pressure.
Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula Therapy PAEDIATRICS Procedure - Karratha Health Campus
Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula (HHFNC) therapy is a simple to use system that delivers warm, moist gas from room air to variable oxygen concentrations at high flow rates that generate positive airway pressure.
Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula Therapy PAEDIATRICS Procedure - Kununurra Hospital
Procedure for the administration of Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula (HHFNC) therapy for PAEDIATRICS at the Kununurra Hospital.
Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula Therapy Procedure - Acute Paediatric - Albany Health Campus
This procedure outlines the indications, management and process for the use of Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula Therapy (HHFNC) in paediatric patients within Emergency Department (ED), High Dependency Unit (HDU) and the Paediatric Ward at the Albany Health Campus.
Hyperacute Stroke Flowchart - Wheatbelt
Hyperacute Stroke Flowchart for the Wheatbelt region

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