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Ear Health Checks for Aboriginal Children Procedure
Ear Health Checks for Aboriginal Children Procedure.
Ear Tissue Spearing Irrigation and Ear Drop Instillation Procedure
The aim of this document is to guide community health staff on the removal of pus/exudate, foreign objects/debris and softened wax from the external ear canal and instil ear drops as required.
Elective Surgery Waiting List Management Procedure
All patients registered onto the Elective Surgery Waiting List (ESWL) within WA Country Health Service (WACHS) are to be managed in a consistent structured approach in accordance with the requirements of the WA health system MP0050/17 Elective Surgery Access and Waiting List Management Policy.
Elective Surgery Waitlist (WEST) Performance Management Policy
This policy is designed to support regions and sites by outlining measures which may be effective in supporting achievement of WA Elective Services Targets (WEST).
Electroconvulsive Therapy Procedure - Albany Hospital Acute Psychiatric Unit
Great Southern Mental Health Service (GSMHS) strives to provide safe and therapeutic treatment for patients within the least restrictive environment.
Electronic Bed Manager Procedure - Geraldton Hospital
This procedure sets out how effective and efficient communication of patient-specific information is achieved through the use of the Electronic Bed Manager (EBM) which enables various users to access the same information simultaneously, ensuring up to date and timely display of patient specific information.
Electronic Communication with Patients-Clients Procedure - GS MHS
The use of electronic communication with patients/clients is only to occur if there are robust systems to protect the safety, security and confidentiality of all parties and the use is not in conflict with the WA health system Operational Directive OD 0656/16 Employee Use of Social Media Policy.
Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Policy
Cardiotocography (CTG) or electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) is the most widely used technique for assessing fetal wellbeing in the developed world. The primary purpose of fetal surveillance by CTG is to prevent adverse fetal outcomes.
Electronic Storage of Purchasing Card Documentation Flowchart - Wheatbelt
Electronic Storage of Purchasing Card Documentation Flowchart
Electronic Transmission of Documents Procedure
A procedure for transmission of electronic documents within and outside of WACHS to minimise loss of information through inadequate transmission methods.
Emergency (Disaster) Management Arrangements Policy
The WA Country Health Service is committed to supporting the Department of Health in its designated functions under the Emergency Management Act, 2005 as a Hazard Management and Support Agency. These responsibilities include the provision of health disaster management services during any emergency, which involves a multi agency response, multiple casualties or a public health threat. WACHS has a legislated requirement to instigate procedures to guide a structured response to emergencies at the local and regional levels.
Emergency Care Access Policy
The 2009 WA Health Four Hour Rule Program evolved into the National Emergency Access Target (NEAT). Following the expiry of the Commonwealth National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services in 2015, WA Health established the Western Australia Emergency Access Target (WEAT) in January 2016 to continue to drive local improvement in patient access to emergency services. This policy is designed to support regions by outlining a number of measures identified as effective in supporting 90 per cent.
Emergency Department - Did Not Wait Flowchart - Wheatbelt
This flowchart outlines the process to be followed for patients that present to the ED, but who do not wait.
Emergency Department Acute and Outpatient Activity Classification and Recording Guideline
The Emergency Department (ED) care setting is used to deliver a range of services that include both emergency acute care and outpatient clinics. Classification and recording of these different types of services is required to ensure patient activity is captured appropriately, supports operational requirements and complies with state and national data collection standards.
Emergency Department Discharge Medication Supply Procedure - South West
The following information relates to the appropriate supply of medication to patients upon discharge from WA Country Health Service (WACHS) Emergency Departments (ED) in the South West region. The process to follow is dependent on the resources available to the individual ED.
Emergency Department Discharge Medication Supply Procedure - Wheatbelt
The provision of discharge medications to ED patients is at the prescriber's discretion. It may be necessary for the medical practitioner to dispense, where a pharmacist or retail pharmacy is unavailable, sufficient medication on discharge until a discharge prescription can be filled. The medical practitioner is to make a written record of the medication dispensed at the time of supply and the medication is to be labelled in accordance with the Medicines and Poisons Act 2014 (WA) and Medicines and Poisons Regulations 2016.
Emergency Department Sexual Assault Presentation Procedure - South West
This procedure is for doctors, nurses and health care workers caring for people who have been recently sexually assaulted.
Emergency Escalation and Support for Remote Area Clinics Procedure
The purpose of this document is to provide all WA Country Health Service (WACHS) Kimberley remote area clinic staff with the procedure to use when the WACHS Kimberley Executive On Call is to be contacted (1800 669 229). Contact is to be made with any event, request or incident which impacts significantly on the functioning of the clinic and staff working within the remote area clinic. These instructions apply only to out-of-business-hours events occurring after 16:30 hours and before 08:00 hours and at any time over a weekend or public holiday. During normal business hours, escalation is to the Remote Clinic Coordinator (contact 9194 1638 or 0429 695 548).
Emergency Management - Quick Reference - Immediate Action Procedure (Community Facilities)
Telephone quick access sheets which include Colour Code Chart, Bomb Threat card, Offender ID sheet, CETHANE
Emergency Management - Quick Reference - Immediate Actions Procedure (Hospitals)
Telephone quick access sheets which include Colour Code Chart, Bomb Threat card, Offender ID sheet, CETHANE
Emergency Management - Reporting of Emergencies Procedure
This procedure covers the emergency codes detailed in AS 4083:2010 and AS 3745:2010 with the exception of Code Blue - Medical Emergencies. For advice on Code Blue - Medical Emergencies, please refer to the WACHS Clinical Escalation Including Code Blue Medical Emergency Response (MER) Policy
Emergency Management - Situation Report Procedure
Communicating with key stakeholders is critical to successfully managing an incident or emergency. As an incident evolves, stakeholders who are or maybe impacted by the incident are to be regularly apprised of the situation and actions that need to be undertaken.
Emergency Management Operational Working Group - Terms of Reference
The purpose of the WACHS Emergency Management Operational Working Group is to operationalise the framework for regional health emergency and disaster response, communication and education, in line with the WACHS Emergency Management Executive Subcommittee Business Plan. It ensures consistent and coordinated emergency and disaster preparedness across WACHS including response plans, training / education, reporting, and evaluation, and undertakes work and initiatives, as directed by the WACHS Emergency Management Executive Subcommittee.
Emergency Medical Support for the Unwell Patient for Remote Area Nursing Posts Procedure
This procedure outlines the process for clinical escalation for a patient from the Bremer Bay Health Centre and Jerramungup Nursing Post, who requires medical advice or evacuation where care needed is greater than the available resources, or is outside the scope of practice of the registered nurse (RN) or nurse practitioner (NP).
Emergency Response - Code Black Personal Threat - Albany Health Campus
This Procedure sets out the emergency response to a Code Black (Personal Threat) at the Albany Health Campus.
Emergency Response Procedure - Leonora Hospital
Emergency response procedures for Leonora Hospital
Emergency Response Procedure - Norseman Hospital
Emergency response procedures for Norseman Hospital.
Emergency Response Procedure Esperance Health Campus
Prescribed emergency procedures for Esperance Hospital
Emergency Response Procedures - Augusta MPS
This document contains all the Emergency Response Procedures for the Augusta Hospital and Leeuwin Lodge (with the exceptions of Code Blue, Code Brown - External Emergency and Code Yellow - Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and Missing Person). It supersedes the previous, individual Codes Red, Orange, Black, Purple, Black and Yellows (excepting the BCP).
Emergency Response Procedures - Boyup Brook Hospital
This manual contains all the Emergency Response Procedures for the Boyup Brook Health Service (with the exceptions of Code Blue, Code Brown - External Emergency and Code Yellow - Business Continuity Plan (BCP)). It supersedes the previous, individual Codes Red, Orange, Black, Purple and Yellows (excepting the BCP).
Emergency Response Procedures - Bridgetown Hospital
This manual contains all the Emergency Response Procedures for the Bridgetown Hospital except Codes Brown - External Emergency, Code Blue - Medical Emergency Response, and the Code Yellow - Business Continuity Plan (BCP).
Emergency Response Procedures - Busselton Health Campus
This manual contains all the Emergency Response Procedures for the Busselton Health Campus except the Code Yellow - Business Continuity Plan (BCP).
Emergency Response Procedures - Collie Health Service
This manual contains all the Emergency Response Procedures for the Collie Health Service (with the exceptions of Code Blue, Code Brown - External Emergency and Code Yellow - Business Continuity Plan (BCP)). It supersedes the previous, individual Codes Red, Orange, Black, Purple and Yellows (excepting the BCP).
Emergency Response Procedures - Denmark Health Service
Emergency Response Procedures for Denmark Health Service
Emergency Response Procedures - Donnybrook Hospital
This manual contains all the Emergency Response Procedures for the Donnybrook Hospital (with the exceptions of Code Blue, Code Brown - External Emergency and Code Yellow - Business Continuity Plan (BCP)). It supersedes the previous, individual Codes Red, Orange, Black, Purple and Yellows (excepting the BCP).
Emergency Response Procedures - Dugan Street Kalgoorlie
Emergency response procedures for 7-9 Dugan St site in Kalgoorlie.
Emergency Response Procedures - Gnowangerup Health Service
Emergency Response Procedures - Gnowangerup Health Service
Emergency Response Procedures - Goldfields Population Health - All Sites
The aim of this procedure is to make available to all staff, information covering the safe management of emergency situations at Goldfields Population Health sites. This includes environmental and physical disasters such as fire, flood, earthquake, cyclone, bomb threat, personal threat & evacuation.
Emergency Response Procedures - Harvey Hospital
This manual contains all the Emergency Response Procedures for the Harvey Hospital (with the exceptions of Code Brown - External Emergency and Code Yellow - Business Continuity Plan (BCP)).
Emergency Response Procedures - Jerramungup and Bremer Bay
Emergency Response Procedures - Jerramungup and Bremer Bay
Emergency Response Procedures - Kalgoorlie Health Campus
The aim of this procedure is to make available to all staff information covering the safe management of emergency situations at Kalgoorlie Health Campus sites.This includes environmental and physical disasters such as fire, flood, earthquake, cyclone, bomb threat, personal threat & evacuation.
Emergency Response Procedures - Katanning Health Service
Emergency Response Procedures - Katanning Health Service
Emergency Response Procedures - Kojonup Health Service
Emergency Response Procedures for Kojonup Health Service
Emergency Response Procedures - Laverton Hospital
Emergency response procedures for Laverton Hospital
Emergency Response Procedures - Margaret River Hospital
This manual contains all the Emergency Response Procedures for the Margaret River Hospital except Codes Brown - External Emergency, Code Blue - Medical Emergency Response, and the Code Yellow - Business Continuity Plan (BCP).
Emergency Response Procedures - Nannup Health Service
This document contains the emergency preparedness and response procedures for the Nannup Health Service
Emergency Response Procedures - Pemberton Hospital
This document contains the emergency preparedness and response procedures for the Pemberton Hospital.
Emergency Response Procedures - South West Health Campus
This document contains all the Emergency Response Procedures for the Bunbury Health Campus (with the exceptions of Code Blue (Medical Emergency Response) Code Brown (External Emergency) and Code Yellow - Business Continuity Plan (BCP)). It supersede the previous, individual Codes Red, Orange, Black, Purple and Yellows (excepting the BCP).
Emergency Response Procedures - South West Regional Aged Care
This manual contains all the Emergency Response Procedures for the South West Regional Aged Care (with the exceptions of Code Blue, Code Brown - External Emergency and Code Yellow - Business Continuity Plan (BCP)). It supersedes the previous, individual Codes Red, Orange, Black, Purple and Yellows (excepting the BCP).
Emergency Response Procedures - Tambellup Health Centre
Emergency Response Procedures - Tambellup Health Centre
Emergency Response Procedures - The Palms Kalgoorlie
Emergency response procedures for Goldfields Regional Office at The Palms, 68 Picadilly St, Kalgoorlie.
Emergency Response Procedures - Warren Hospital
This document contains all the Emergency Response Procedures for the Warren Health Service (with the exceptions of Code Blue, Code Brown - External Emergency, Code Yellow - Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and Missing Person).
Emergency Response Procedures Bunbury-Leschenault Community Health Centre
This manual contains all the Emergency Response Procedures for the Harvey Hospital (with the exceptions of Code Blue, Code Brown - External Emergency and Code Yellow - Business Continuity Plan (BCP)).
Emergency Response Procedures -Ravensthorpe
Emergency Response Procedures -Ravensthorpe
Employee Access to Nicotine Replacement Therapy Procedure
This procedure describes the process for supporting WACHS staff to quit smoking or manage their nicotine dependence while in a smoke free work setting.
Employee Application for Nicotine Replacement Therapy Form
This form is completed by employees who wish to take up the offer of 8 weeks free Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
Employee Assistance Program Policy
As part of the commitment to ensuring a healthy workforce, the WA Country Health Service (WACHS) provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for all employees and their immediate families.
Employee Breastfeeding Policy
This policy clarifies breastfeeding break requirements, details employee and manager responsibilities, and outlines how finalised breastfeeding agreements are to be forwarded to local Human Resources teams for evaluation and reporting purposes.
Employee Clinical Supervision Procedure - Goldfields Mental Health Service
This document is aimed to address the clinical supervision needs of nursing staff and allied health professions within the Goldfields Mental Health Service (GMHS). Editable versions of appendices available to the right of screen under 'Related Documents / Forms'.
Employee Development Policy
The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is committed to promoting and supporting effective workplace performance through performance and skills development. Effective workforce performance supports achievement of WACHS strategic priorities and regional action plans.
Employee Record of Attendance Policy
This policy outlines the requirements (under Treasurer's Instruction 502) regarding employee record of attendance processes which applies to all employees at all levels, including Senior Officers, who work within WACHS.
Employee Residential Accommodation Policy
This policy aims to outline the circumstances in which WACHS will provide access to subsidised accommodation to our staff in the interests of WACHS being able to secure staff in areas of significant workforce shortage.
Endoscope Reprocessing Procedure - Great Southern and Midwest
Where endoscopes are used and reprocessed, the health service must comply with current relevant legislation, national and international standards, guidelines and manufacturer's reprocessing instructions.
Engaging Consumers in Workforce Training Guideline
This guideline sets out how WACHS involves consumers in the design and delivery of clinical and non-clinical workforce training - one of the ways we can use consumer perspectives and experiences to improve our services and ensure an ongoing focus on patient-centred care.
Enhanced Child Health Schedule Guideline
In order to optimise the health, development and wellbeing of vulnerable children, the Enhanced Child Health Schedule (ECHS) has been developed to assist families who require Universal Plus and/or Partnership levels of service. Vulnerable populations may include; Aboriginal families, refugee families, children of teenage parents, children of parents with mental illness, children of parents affected by drugs and alcohol, or children with disabilities. Consideration should also be given to offering the ECHS to children with an active WebPAS Child at Risk alert.
Enhanced Observation Procedure - Goldfields Mental Health Service
This procedure ensures that decisions about the level of patient observation are based on the assessment of the patient's level of risk, and that their safety and wellbeing, and the safety of others, is to be safeguarded at all times.
Enrolled Nurse to Advanced Skills Enrolled Nurse Classification Flowchart
This flowchart outlines the process to be followed by the enrolled nurse, the Regional Director of Nursing and Midwifery, and the Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services.
Enteral Tubes and Feeding - Adults Clinical Practice Standard
The purpose of this policy is to establish minimum practice standards for the care and management of enteral tubes and feeding throughout the WA Country Health Service (WACHS).
Environmental Cleaning Policy
This policy supports the WA Country Health Service (WACHS) Infection Prevention and Control Policy.
Epidural-Spinal Analgesia Management Policy
The purpose of this policy is to ensure safe, effective analgesia or anaesthesia, care and ongoing maintenance for all patients receiving epidurals/spinals within the WA Country Health Service. Please direct any medical queries to the Clinical Lead Anaesthetics (Dr Pat Coleman).
Ethical Decision Making for Clinical or Patient Care Issues Guideline
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to WA Country Health Service (WACHS) staff who are faced with a difficult ethical decisions. Ethics is about ways in which we do, and should, treat each other. This extends from the 'bedside to the boardroom' and everywhere in between, and includes individuals as well as groups.
External 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 'internal' audits please refer to the WA Country Health Service (WACHS) Internal Audit Management and Coordination Procedure.
External Cardiac Pacing Clinical Practice Standard
The purpose of this policy is to establish minimum practice standards for the care and management of External Cardiac Pacing throughout the WA Country Health Service (WACHS).
Eyes Management Clinical Practice Standard
The purpose of this policy is to establish minimum practice standards for eye care and management throughout the WA Country Health Service (WACHS).

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