ACHS continues to recognise the importance of tertiary level healthcare safety and quality education by awarding the University of Newcastle’s 5th Year Medical Students Joint Medical Program healthcare safety and quality projects. ACHS’s goal is to foster and encourage practical quality and safety projects from emerging medical professionals to ensure they take on the ethos of delivering quality and safety to patients throughout their careers.
Student Awards 2017
Award name: University of Newcastle 5th Year Medical Students Joint Medical Program Safety and Quality Projects
All winners and highly commended students received a ACHS hamper containing: drink bottle, first aid kit, wet wipes, commemorative pen, ACHS branded USB Stick, badges, and information on the ACHS programs.
Each winner received a $100 cheque from ACHS and the hamper.
There were 2 Highly Commended studies.
Highly Commended no. 1:
Katrina Bennett, Jim Fan, Andrew French, Matthew Middleton, Lauren Shephard
For their study – Peripheral Intravenous Catheters (PIVC) Documentation Audit: The Calvary Mater Hospital
Highly Commended no. 2:
Sophie Collins, Ivan Diamoy, Zoe Lambert, Alexander Payne, Hannah Sycamore
For their study – Rapid Sequence Induction in the Pre-Hospital setting: A retrospective analysis of RSI and intubation safety within the Tamworth Westpac Rescue Service.
The 2017 winner:
Gillian Crick, Frances Gosewisch, Muhammad Zulkarnaim Bin Salleh, Tania Sulaksana
For their study – Extending an Existing Short Stay Process to Paediatric Surgical Patients – Improving Paediatric Emergency Bed Capacity at John Hunter Hospital: an audit of paediatric presentations with a focus on abdominal pain and head injury patients
We congratulate all 5th Year medical students for their work and thank the University of Newcastle for inviting ACHS to support their students’ education in healthcare safety and quality in 2017.
Last Review Date 29 November 2017