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December 2012

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RDNS Projects And Business Development Executive General Manager Stelvio Vido and Project Manager Pam Smedley with AIPM National Director Steven Milner.

National award for RDNS wound care project

A wound care project that improves nursing practice and patient outcomes has won the Royal District Nursing Service a 2012 Australian Institute of Project Management national award.

The Connected Wound Care Project is a partnership between RDNS, the Department of Health and Regional Wounds Victoria.

The project aims to standardise wound management across the state for public sector residential aged care services and district nursing services funded under Home and Community Care (HACC).

The project was based on developing and distributing key tools and information material for nurses and patients about important aspects of wound management.

‘This is significant for all concerned – our staff, our partners and, ultimately, patients,’ said RDNS Chief Executive Officer Stephen Muggleton.

‘In particular, congratulations go to project manager Pam Smedley and project officer Kylie Elder whose clinical expertise and project skills were a driving force in implementing this project.

‘It demonstrates that RDNS has the people and the skills to deliver important projects that lead to better health care,’ Mr Muggleton said.

This is the second significant award win for the wound care project.

RDNS won two categories in the 2012 AIPM Victorian Awards – for the wound care project and for the Dementia Referral Pathways and Practice Guidelines for HACC Assessment Services Project.

The dementia project was a collaborative partnership between RDNS and the Department of Health.

AIPM is the peak body for project management in Australia.

Formed in 1976 as the Project Managers’ Forum, AIPM has been instrumental in progressing the profession of project management in Australia over the past 30 years.