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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
Fact sheet or brochure

Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE) is a family of bacteria that produces an enzyme that breaks down carbapenem antibiotics so they no longer work – the bacteria are usually resistant to these and many other antibiotics. This consumer resource explains how people get infected and screening procedures for CPE.

2020
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

Two groupers have been developed to support the implementation of the hospital-acquired complications (HACs) list. These tools can be used by hospitals, health services and system managers to identify and monitor HACs.

2020
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The Implementation Guide for the Surveillance of Clostridioides difficile Infection is intended to be used by Australian hospitals and health service organisations to support implementation of surveillance of hospital-identified CDI and national reporting. It supersedes the 2013 Implementation Guide.

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

Instructions on how to submit a completed audit using the Hand Hygiene Compliance Application.

2020
Guide, user guide or guidelines

Instructions for troubleshooting the Hand Hygiene Compliance Application on your Apple device

2020
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This User Guide supports health services to implement Action 1.28 of the NSQHS Standards. It explains how health services and their clinicians can use data to improve the appropriateness of clinical care.

2020
Poster or graphic
2020
Presentation

This PowerPoint resource provides clinicians with a range of information to support the preparation of presentations for Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020.

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
Other resource

This resource is designed to support clinicians with ideas for Antimicrobial Awareness Week. This is most suitable for the acute care environment, but can be adapted for primary care settings.

 

2020
Other resource

This resource is a quiz which is an activity that health services can use to profile Antimicrobial Awareness Week.

2020
Other resource

This quiz is one activity that may be utilised during Antimicrobial Awareness Week.

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.