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Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral case study: Implementing a major trauma pathway for coordinated care and...

14 Feb 2023

After people are admitted to Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral with major trauma, their experience of inpatient acute rehabilitation services varied significantly in terms of quality and consistency.

This case study outlines how a collaborative project team designed a major trauma pathway in which the nurse specialist conducted a daily follow-up. In following this pathway, the nurse specialist could identify people admitted with major trauma early, allowing the required referrals to allied health to be made promptly. As a result, coordinated interdisciplinary assessments and rehabilitation started sooner and patients and whānau were more involved in decision-making about care, post-discharge follow-up and linkages to required community supports.

Read the news item about this case study: Major trauma patients in MidCentral receive quicker and more co-ordinated care thanks to new processes.