Awards for RBWH Emergency & Trauma Team

10 Apr 2019

The outstanding efforts of the Emergency and Trauma Centre’s (E&TC) Choosing Wisely Team at the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital (RBWH) has been recognised with the first Choosing Wisely Champions Awards, after implementing a range of projects to reduce unnecessary healthcare for patients and improve clinical efficiencies.

Health Services participating in Choosing Wisely Australia were last year invited to implement the Champion Awards at their respective sites. The aim is for colleagues to acknowledge individuals and teams leading the way in effecting a culture shift in how we think about healthcare delivery.

At the inaugural RBWH Choosing Wisely Forum the following E&TC Choosing Wisely projects were recognised with 'Choicies' (RBWH’s Awards) in the following categories:

Nurse Practitioner Candidate Matilda Schmidt said: “We have been applying the principles of Choosing Wisely in the Emergency and Trauma Centre on a range projects to improve as many aspects of clinical care as possible.
“We aimed to reduce any unnecessary investigations, improve clinical efficiency and reduce resources wastage,” Matilda said. 

A project lead was appointed to each activity and a project charter was developed to ensure appropriate processes were followed, including timeframes and stakeholder engagement.

Matilda said each project had been shared at multiple internal and external forums to share learnings with a view to adopting a similar approach across Metro North Health Services and other Queensland Health facilities.

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Last reviewed 09 April 2019