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Negative Pressure Isolation Room Procedure - Busselton Health Campus
Control of environmental factors is necessary to limit airborne transmission of microorganisms such as measles, chicken pox and mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB).
Negative Pressure Isolation Rooms Type 5 Procedure - Albany Hospital
Control of environmental factors is necessary to limit airborne transmission of micro-organisms such as measles, chicken pox and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB).
Neonatal Admission Discharge and Transfer Procedure - Bunbury Hospital
Wherever possible, neonates requiring specialist intensive care are to be transferred in utero and born at a tertiary health facility that is able to provide the appropriate level of care. National accreditation of a Level 2A (WA Clinical Service Framework Level 4) neonatal facility at Bunbury hospital requires service definition and an agreed admission criteria.
Neonatal and Paediatric Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Guideline
While the WACHS endorses the Queensland Department of Health Maternity and Neonatal Clinical guideline for Neonatal Respiratory Distress including CPAP for both neonatal and paediatric Bubble CPAP therapy, this guideline sets out the WACHS specific information that differs to the QLD guideline.
Neonatal Resuscitation - Who Attends Low Moderate and High Risk Births Procedure - Broome Hospital
Broome Hospital provides elective low and moderate risk obstetric services, and emergency (unplanned) high risk deliveries for maternal or fetal compromise. Efforts to relocate or evacuate high risk women and their in-utero infant(s) to tertiary care is to occur whenever practicable.
Neonatal Resuscitation Policy
This policy sets out the required clinical rosters to support resuscitation and care of newborns in maternity units for WACHS regional health service units.
New Staff Induction Policy
The WA Country Health Service is 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.
Newborn Bloodspot Screening Specimen Collection by Non-Midwives Policy - Wheatbelt and Great Southern
This policy relates to the Newborn Bloodspot Screening test and how it can be undertaken by suitably trained health professionals in the Great Southern and Wheatbelt regions during inpatient admission at the hospital of birth, or after discharge - at either a hospital site, community health site or during a home visit.
No Photography or Filming Poster
No Photography or Filming poster
Nocturnal Enuresis Program Guideline
This document details the WACHS Nocturnal Enuresis Program which assists children (aged 5 to 17 years) and their families with nocturnal bedwetting.
Non-Hospital - Non-Remote Clinic Emergency Management Procedure
This document outlines the procedures to be followed for a Code Red, Black, Blue, Brown, Purple or Yellow for all Kimberley non-hospital / non-remote clinic sites.
Nurse Administration of Intramuscular Benzathine Benzylpenicillin G for ARF and RHD Policy
Policy to enable Registered Nurses to administer regular prescribed medication iIntramuscular Benzathine Benzylpenicillin G for Acute Rheumatic Fever or Rheumatic Heart Disease outside their usual authority and in conjunction with the Structured Administration and Supply Agreement for people listed on the WA Rheumatic Heart Disease Register.
Nurse Compounding of Antibiotics in Elastomeric Devices Guideline
This document provides guidance for the safe and appropriate preparation, handling and administration of intravenous antibiotics, prepared by registered nursing and midwifery staff, as a continuous intravenous infusion for patients utilising the services of the Hospital Nurse Discharge Service or equivalent.
Nurse Escort - Patient Transfer Procedure - Broome Hospital
This document is designed to guide staff in the decision making process of utilising a nurse escort when transferring patients between units / areas.
Nurse Escort - Patient Transfer Procedure - Roebourne Hospital
This document is designed to guide staff in the decision-making process of utilising a nurse escort when transferring patients between units / areas.
Nurse Escort Procedure - Onslow Hospital
This document is designed to guide staff in the decision-making process of utilising a nurse escort when transferring patients between units/areas.
Nurse Escort Transfer Procedure - Geraldton Hospital
This procedure is designed to guide the decision making process when considering the movement of a patient between areas with a nurse escort, and is to be read in conjunction with the WACHS Interhospital Patient Transfer Policy.
Nursing and Allied Health Student Clinical Placement Policy
This policy relates to all students from the nursing, midwifery and allied health disciplines, enrolled in a training program with an accredited Australian Tertiary Institution, Vocational Education and Training Provider, Registered Training Organisation or accredited re registration / refresher program provider.
Nursing and Midwifery Council Terms of Reference
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) primary role is to provide strategic, clinical and management leadership to the WACHS Executive on WACHS nursing and midwifery issues with the objective of continuously improving clinical outcomes and patient safety.
Nursing Management of the Neutropenic ADULT Haematology and Oncology Patient Procedure
This procedure sets out the immediate nursing management requirements of neutropenic patients
Nursing Midwifery Shift to Shift Bedside Clinical Handover - Process Flowchart
Nursing/Midwifery Shift to Shift Bedside Clinical Handover - Process Flowchart
Nursing Roster Procedure
This procedure has been developed to guide a consistent process across WACHS. There may be variances of circumstance in individual regions however adherence to these principles is an expectation. It is acknowledged that rosters are a key component in staff satisfaction and retention. The accommodation of staff requests will be considered where practicable, distributed equitably however the priority of a roster is to meet service needs.
Nutrition Clinical Practice Standard
The purpose of this document is to establish minimum practice standards for the identification and management of malnutrition; and adequate nutritional status of patients throughout the WA Country Health Service (WACHS).
Nutrition Standards for Adult Inpatients and Residential Aged Care Policy
This policy ensures that all adult inpatients in WACHS hospitals can meet their nutritional requirements during their stay. This policy outlines the Nutrition Standards that WACHS will comply with, and the responsibilities of staff providing patient meals and planning patient menus and recipes, so that adult inpatients are offered suitable menu choices. This policy incorporates both IDDSI and residential aged care, specifies compliance and audit requirements, and outlines the role of Multidisciplinary Catering and Nutrition Committees.
Nutrition Supplement and Enteral Feed Supply Scheme Procedure
This procedure applies to all staff in the WACHS Great Southern (GS) involved in the provision of care of patients requiring enteral feeds or nutritional supplements to patients at home when unable to access via normal channels [Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) program via nutrition supply companies].

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