March 2012
ARCHI News Archive
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IN THIS ISSUE...

This month ARCHI has new projects on:

Talking About Change

The team at South Eastern Sydney Local Health District have developed a training DVD to introduce health professionals to Motivational Interviewing, sometimes known as "Change Talk".  Motivational Interviewing is a technique that health professionals can use as a brief intervention to support clients to make positive lifestyle changes.

An extract from the DVD is available on the ARCHI site.

by South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Self Assessment Checklist for Surgical Services

The Surgery Self Assessment Checklist has been specifically designed for NSW hospitals to assess the essential components necessary to run a robust surgical program. The checklist aims to assist hospitals to identify areas for improvement.

by NSW Ministry of Health

Green Cleaning System

The Green Cleaning System is a hygienic and infection free cleaning system, which was introduced in Long Bay Hospital in 2008.

This system has many advantages over conventional cleaning systems, including a decrease in the use of chemicals, equipment and water use. It has reduced Work, Health & Safety related hazards such as heavy lifting, wringing of mops, bending and twisting. It has also reduced the microbial levels and thus the risk of Healthcare Associated Infections.

by Altaf Ahmad, Long Bay Hospital - Malabar

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ARCHI runs an enquiry service, where we tap into the knowledge and experience of our network of health professionals. We are currently looking for:

  • advice regarding the patenting of new medical instruments developed for use in anaesthesia.

If you can help, or want to ask a question of your own, contact Catherine Knight, Resource Coordinator and Analyst, admin@archi.net.au Phone: 02 4926 7992.

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