Posts Tagged ‘McLachlan’

The development of a structured and cohesive service for people admitted to hospital with a diagnosis of heart failure. The 20,000 days campaign

Heart failure is a challenging condition to treat, requires a team effort and is most effective if the patient understands their condition and engages in self-care measures that reduce the impact of the condition. However, local audit identified inconsistent implementation of guideline based management, lack of self-management support and insufficient specialist resource.

Poole, A. McLachlan, L. Morley, S. Mooney, T. Sutton, A. Howitt, K. McLean, M. Lund
Counties Manukau Health, Auckland
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

The development and implementation of a real time, cardiac rehabilitation tracking system

Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) has an important impact on recovery and outcomes post cardiac event. However, uptake remains suboptimal despite significant effort to provide comprehensive hospital and community programs. Attempts to audit our program identified that the existing hospital data base was impractical to guide and inform our strategies to improve access.

A. McLachlan, K. McLean, S. Breen, A. Kerr
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

Supporting the achievement of Ministry of Health (MOH) cardiovascular disease (CVD) targets through an Inpatient CVD screening program in South Auckland

In 2013, as part of a MOH mandate to increase the number of eligible adults having a CVD risk assessment (CVDRA), an initiative, targeting inpatients at Middlemore Hospital, was implemented.

R. Swindells, C. Narbey, A. Alexander, A. Kerr, Y. Moh, A. McLachlan
Counties Manukau District Health Board, Auckland
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

Nurse led chest pain clinics: The south Auckland experience

Non-acute chest pain is a growing healthcare issue and creates significant anxiety for patients. In 2009, to reduce waiting times and offer a nursing perspective, our team developed a Nurse-led chest pain service alongside a supervising Cardiologist.

C. Aldridge, A. McLachlan, S. Wong, A. Kerr, K. McLean
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

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