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Identification of Staff and Official Visitors Procedure - Busselton Health Campus
To maintain a safe and secure environment, the Busselton Health Campus (BHC) requires all its employees (permanent and casual) to wear photo identification at all times while on duty. All Official Visitors to the BHC must also wear an identification badge while on the premises of the BHC.
Identifying and Responding to Family and Domestic Violence Policy
The aim of this policy is to: - ensure consistent minimum standards for WACHS clinicians with regard to identifying and responding to disclosures of family and domestic violence; - support early detection of clients at risk of family and domestic violence; - improve staff awareness of the possible indicators of family and domestic violence; - improve the safety of women and children; and - ensure compliance with S28b, Children and Community Services Act 2004.
Identifying, Preventing and Responding to Abuse of Older People Policy
Abuse of an older person is a violation of basic human rights and in addition abuse is likely to be inconsistent with other legal obligations. Every person has a right to live safely and without fear of abuse, neglect, violence or exploitation. Older adults can be at increased risk of abuse because of vulnerabilities in their physical or mental health, or their financial or social circumstances. The aim of this policy is to: - inform staff and volunteers how to identify an older person who may be at risk of, or experiencing abuse - educate all staff and volunteers on how to prevent or reduce the incidence of abuse of the older person - provide clear role expectations of staff and volunteers in how to respond to alleged abuse - ensure consistent minimum standards for WACHS senior clinicians and line managers with regard to responding to disclosures of alleged abuse of the older person - achieve an integrated and standardised approach to the management of abuse of the older person, while respecting the rights of older people to make their own decisions.
Imaging Clinical Practice Standard
The purpose of this policy is to establish minimum practice accreditation standards and requirements for the care and management of Imaging throughout the WA Country Health Service (WACHS).
Impaired Skin Integrity 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.
Implementing Coroner's Recommendations Procedure
This procedure outlines the process by which a Coronial Report into a death is communicated to the WA Country Health Service from the State Coroner's office; key positions responsible for responding to and implementing the Coroner's recommendations; WACHS reporting obligations with respect to the implementation of the Coroner's recommendations.
Individual Patient Care Planning Meetings - Albany Hospital Acute Psychiatric Unit
This procedure supports a key principle of The National Standards for Mental Health Service in that consumers are given the right to have nominated carer(s) involved in all aspects of their care.
Induction and Orientation Policy
The WA Country Health Serviceis committed to the orientation of all new employees. The orientation process provides employees with key information that outlines the duties and responsibilities relevant to all new staff and their employment and workplace as well as overall information of WACHS that describes the structure of the organisation, the strategic direction, values and policies and procedures.
Induction of Labour Policy
This policy aims to support evidence based decision making involving sound clinical judgement that aligns with the wishes of the woman. It is hoped that this would reduce unwarranted variation in clinical practice whilst continuing to provide high standards of care
Infection Control Link Nurse Role in Governance Arrangement for NSQHS Standard Three Guideline - Great Southern
The National Safety and Quality Health Service Standard Three: Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections outlines the governance standards for health service organisations to safely meet the needs of consumers. The role of Infection control link nurses within the Great Southern forms part of the Great Southern governance process.
Infection Control Portfolio Holders Procedure - Kimberley
This procedure sets out the roles and responsibilities of Infection Control portfolio holders (registered nurse/midwife or enrolled nurse delegated the portfolio) who assist their line manager in infection prevention and management at their local unit or site.
Infection Prevention and Control Policy
This policy applies to all employees, students, contractors, volunteers, visitors and carers within WACHS. Standard and additional infection control precautions are to be applied in order to minimise the risks of infection.
Information and Communications Technology - Change Management Procedure
Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) referred to as Change Management, is the method for the WACHS ICT of tracking, approving, scheduling, and communicating, through a managed process for changes to the WACHS managed technical environment.
Information and Communications Technology - Data Backups Procedure
This procedure has been developed to ensure that all aspects of backup processes and procedures are identified and adhered to by WACHS Information and Communications Technology (ICT) staff.
Information and Communications Technology - Disaster Recovery Plans Procedure
This procedure has been developed to ensure that all aspects of Disaster Recovery Plans are identified, regularly updated and reviewed by WACHS Information and Communications Technology (ICT) departments in all regions.
Information and Communications Technology - Uninterruptible Power Supply Procedure
This procedure has been developed to ensure that all aspects of the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) unit processes and procedures are identified and followed by WACHS Information and Communication Technology (ICT) departments in all regions.
Information and Communications Technology - User Access Procedure
This procedure has been developed to ensure that all aspects of user access to the Health network and terminations of users from the Health network in a timely manner are identified and followed through out by the WACHS Information and Communications Technology (ICT) departments in all regions.
Information and Communications Technology - Virus and Vulnerability Protection Procedure
This procedure has been developed to ensure that in all regions, the WACHS has a formal process to ensure all vendor security patches are assessed, tested and if applicable, applied and that any system not running the latest anti-virus software is fixed within a timely manner to reduce security vulnerabilities.
Information and Communications Technology Request Procedure
This document describes the procedure required to initiate an ICT request and the requirements / pathway for approval.
Information for Patients-Carers - Palliative Care Ambulatory Infusion Pump Brochure
Patient information brochure explaining the use and care of their syringe driver.
Initial Medical Management of Neutropenic Sepsis - Febrile Neutropenia in Adult Oncology Patients Procedure
This procedure provides guidance for local clinicians regarding treatment of febrile neutropenia appropriate for local (adult) patients.
Injury Management Policy
The Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (the Act) regulates the management of work related injuries in Western Australia. Section 155B of the Act establishes Injury management provisions, supported by a Workers' Compensation Code of Practice (Injury Management) (2005) (the Code). The Code provides a statutory framework for injury management systems and return to work programs to be established and implemented. This policy framework was developed to enable the WACHS to create a systematic approach to managing workers compensation claims and injury management processes in accordance with the requirements of the Code.
Injury Management System - Overview
This overview should be read by an injured employee as they prepare to lodge a Workers' Compensation claim.
Inland and Coastal Laundry Services Procedure - Bridgetown and Busselton
To deliver a quality laundry service, guided by Australian Standard AS 4146, which produces clean, hygienic linen in a customer focused and efficient manner.
Inpatient Flow Management Plan Procedure
This plan outlines the procedures and processes required to monitor the hospital bed capacity status 24 hours a day 7 days per week and ensure implementation of appropriate action when required.
Inpatient Leave Procedure - Goldfields Mental Health Inpatient Unit
This document sets out the process that is to be followed for all accompanied/unaccompanied leave taken by mental health inpatients.
Inpatient Personal Devices Procedure - Goldfields Mental Health Service
The use of personal devices, laptops and personal hand held devices on the mental health inpatient ward may present a hazard or distraction to the user, and the rationale for this procedure is to ensure personal device use while on the ward is both safe and secure and does not disrupt patient care and safety.
Insertion, Removal and Care of a Transvenous Pacing Wire (Floatation Catheter) Procedure - Bunbury Hospital ICU
This procedure defines the role of the healthcare staff in providing safe and appropriate healthcare to all patients requiring a temporary pacing wire (TPW) and to facilitate a smooth safe process.
Inservice Inspection, Testing and Tagging of Electrical Equipment Guideline
This guideline is part of the hazard management element of the WA Country Health Service safety management system (SMS) and seeks to ensure, as far as practicable, the safety of persons using electrical equipment within WACHS.
Integrated Clinical and Corporate Risk and Quality Improvement Management Procedure - Kimberley
The purpose of this document is to describe the integration of issues and risk management with quality improvement activities in WA Country Health Service (WACHS)-Kimberley and is intended to complement the WACHS Framework for Risk Management
Intensive Care Unit - Intra-Abdominal Pressure Measurement Guideline - Bunbury Hospital
This document defines the role of the healthcare staff in providing intra-abdominal pressure measurement safely and appropriately with minimal risk.
Intensive Care Unit Procedure - Bunbury Hospital
This document defines the role of the Level 1 Intensive Care Unit (L1 ICU) inpatient management and outlines the pathways to access the unit.The intention is to improve the interdisciplinary communications, management and care of patients requiring admission to the ICU. The process will provide a framework for balancing the competing demands of clinicians for admissions of patients to the ICU.
Interhospital Clinical Handover Form Procedure
The aim of the clinical handover process is to achieve effective, high quality communication of relevant clinical information between clinicians.
Interhospital Patient Transfer Envelope
Patient transfer envelope/checklist.
Inter-Hospital Patient Transfer Flowchart Appendix D - South West
This flowchart (Appendix D of the WACHS IHPT Policy) sets out the process for patient transfers within the South West region. Please see the EDITABLE version on the right under 'Related Documents' - 'Forms' for completion of site specific details.
Interhospital Patient Transfer of Mental Health Patients Guideline
This guideline relates to those patients being transferred for the purposes of referral, transfer and/or treatment of voluntary, referred or involuntary mental health patients.
Internal Audit Monitoring and Coordination Procedure
This procedure sets out the arrangements for the monitoring and coordination of external audits. Audits are either internal or external audits. For information on the management of 'external' audit please refer to the WA Country Health Service (WACHS) External Audit Monitoring and Coordination Procedure.
Intradermal Sterile Water Injections for Lower Back Pain in Labour Policy
This policy covers Intradermal sterile water injections (SWI) which are known to be a simple, safe, effective, non-pharmacological technique for relieving severe back during labour. The technique has been found to be effective in resolving back pain for 85% of women, and has no known side-effects.
Intradermal Sterile Water Skin Injections - Skills Assessment Checklist
This skills assessment ensures staff can safely, effectively and appropriately manage Intradermal Sterile Water Injections (SWI) in accordance with organisational and legislative requirements.
Intranet Governance Policy
This policy outlines the design and maintenance of the WACHS intranet to follow quality improvement principles and comply with legislative requirements so that communication processes are consistent throughout the health service.
Intravenous Immunoglobulin Guideline
The guideline outlines the prescribing and administration of intravenous immunoglobulins provided by the National Blood Authority. Each item has different administration and monitoring requirements which is outlined in the guideline. Direction is also given to provide standardisation of consent and documentation.
Intravenous Infusion Orders for Common Drugs in the Intensive Care Unit Guideline - Bunbury Hospital
This document MUST be restricted to ICU use (which equates to Bunbury ICU only) as this is the only site with patients of associated acuity to warrant such therapy and the unit with adequate resourcing to safely administer as recommended in the document.
Intravenous Iron Infusion Brochure
Patient information about intravenous iron infusion.
Intravenous Opioid Administration Policy
This policy outlines how patients with pain are to receive timely, effective and appropriate analgesia titrated according to response, with sufficient suitably qualified staffing to provide a safe environment during the administration of the IV opioids and in the post administration observation period.
Investigations Following Births With, or With Risk of, Adverse Neonatal Outcome Procedure - Kalgoorlie Hospital
Collection of appropriate pathology samples at the time of birth can be used to better inform clinicians and the family as to what the underlying cause of a baby's ill health might be. It is therefore important for all midwives and obstetric doctors to be aware of the situations when these samples are to be collected.

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