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2020
Publication, report or update

The Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard was amended in 2020. The update included the addition of a fourth indicator for sessile serrated adenoma detection. 

2020
Publication, report or update

This Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Clinical Care Standard was developed by the Commission in collaboration with consumers, clinicians, researchers and health service organisations. It complements existing efforts, including state and territory-based initiatives, which support the prevention of hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (HA-VTE) in hospital and follow-up care in the community.

The standard was updated in January 2020. Amendments included a review and update of hyperlinks in the document, and guidance regarding dosing of medicines used to help prevent VTE in obese people (Quality statements 1 and 5).

An Implementation Guide for the Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Clinical Care Standard was released in December 2020.

2020
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This handbook provides nationally consistent guidance on the reporting processes for originating and confirming laboratories for the CARAlert system. 

 

2020
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This planning checklist is designed to support clinicians preparing for Antimicrobial Awareness Week; it is most suitable for the acute care environment but can be adapted for primary care settings.

2020
Guide, user guide or guidelines

Social media is an increasingly important medium for communication. This guide is designed to help clinicians and health service organisations maximise the impact of messages for Antimicrobial Awareness Week.

2020
Publication, report or update
2020
Publication, report or update

This report describes the findings of a national stocktake of health resources developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, undertaken by the Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (CIRCA).

2020
Publication, report or update

This report provides analyses of data on confirmed critical antimicrobial resistances (CARs) submitted to the National Alert System for Critical Antimicrobial Resistances (CARAlert) for 2019, and trend data for 2017 to 2019.

2020
Publication, report or update

This report presents the first national epidemiological snapshot of sepsis and its impact on Australians and was prepared by Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research,  Australian Institute of Health Innovation,  Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia .

2020
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2020
Publication, report or update
2020
Publication, report or update
2020
Publication, report or update

The purpose of this systematic literature review was to examine the causes that contribute to leave events from health care services and understand the current recommendations that may reduce rates of leave events for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

2020
Publication, report or update

A literature review to better understand the use of antipsychotic medicines for people aged 65 years and over.

2020
Publication, report or update

This report provides the latest update report for data submitted to CARAlert for the reporting period: 1 May 2020 to 30 June 2020, and complements previous analyses of and updates on CARAlert data.