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2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This decision aid can be used with your doctor to help you decide whether to use antibiotics when you or your child has a sore throat.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This decision aid can be used with your doctor to help you decide whether to use antibiotics when you or your child has acute bronchitis.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The guide was developed to support standardised national surveillance and reporting of healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection (HA-SABSI) by Australian hospitals. It supersedes the Commission's 2016 Implementation Guide for Surveillance of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The APAS – OrgTRx Quick Reference Guide provides instructions for APAS contributors on how to create and export formatted antibiograms. 

2021
Publication, report or update

This literature review describes the evidence regarding the burden of disease associated with sepsis in the Australian population and the impacts of sepsis on people who survive. Evidence for interventions to improve recovery and reduce sepsis morbidity is also described.

2021
Publication, report or update

The 2019 Hospital NAPS report includes analyses of detailed information about prescribing practices in Australian public and private acute hospitals in 2019. The findings can be used to guide quality improvement programs and improve the safety of care for patients.

2021
Publication, report or update

The 2019 AGAR Sepsis Outcome Report is now available.

2021
Publication, report or update

This issue includes items on COVID-19, sepsis, acute behavioural disturbance antimicrobial prescribing, antimicrobial stewardship, dementia, pathology, stakeholder/consumer engagement, adverse drug events, medication safety, Clostridioides difficile, patient safety in prehospital care, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Journal of Patient Safety and Health Affairs, along with the latest online papers from International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and NIHR and the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
Publication, report or update
2021
Publication, report or update

This report provides an update on data submitted to CARAlert for the reporting period 1 January 2021 to 28 February 2021, and complements previous analyses and updates of CARAlert data, and the CARAlert 2020 Annual Report. The data update provides information to support prevention and containment of antimicrobial resistance.

2021
Publication, report or update

The CARAlert Annual Report for 2020 is now available.

2021
Publication, report or update

This systematic review was commissioned to investigate trigger tools that promote the early detection of sepsis symptoms, including the use of lactate testing in patients experiencing rapid clinical deterioration or suspected of having infection.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

By implementing the six end-of life care actions in the Comprehensive Care Standard, health service organisations are laying the foundations to support the delivery of safe and high-quality end-of-life care that is person-centred and comprehensively meets the needs of the patient. These six actions can be linked to the 10 essential elements of the Consensus Statements. This resource sets out some suggested implementation strategies.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This document provides an overview of the protocols and procedures relating to the operation of CARAlert and describes the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders involved with the system.

2014
Publication, report or update

The Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard supports quality improvement by health services and clinicians. This is the first version, published in 2014.