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2009
Publication, report or update

In March 2009, the Commission published a paper on the use of observation charts to recognise clinical deterioration.

2008
Publication, report or update

In June 2008, the Commission published a paper related to recognising and responding to clinical deterioration of patients.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, sentinel events, collective leadership for safety culture, peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs), complaints, diagnosis, early warning systems, clinical deterioration, opioids, digital health and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of BMJ Quality & Safety and Nursing Leadership, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, chronic health conditions, checklists, medical emergency teams (MET), nursing work schedules, and more.

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

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, the Fourth Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation, World Hand Hygiene Day, quality improvement, digital technologies, nursing care, patient and clinician notes, diagnosis, METs and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Patient Experience Journal and Healthcare Papers, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality and Safety and the 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

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

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
Fact sheet or brochure

This decision aid can be used with your doctor to help you decide whether to use antibiotics when your child has a middle ear infection.

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
Fact sheet or brochure

Antibiograms are tables of antimicrobial susceptibilities compiled according to a specific set of standards. The information provided supports clinicians working with their local antimicrobial stewardship teams to improve clinical practice in regard to infections. 

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, antimicrobial stewardship in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, safety incidents, urgent and emergency care, medication reviews, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Clinical Communiqué, Future Leaders Communiqué, BMJ Quality & Safety, the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, the Journal of Patient Safety Health, the Journal for Healthcare Quality, BMJ Leader, and the Journal of Patient Experience, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and NIHR and the USA’s AHRQ.

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

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

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.