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2021
Newsletter

This is our 500th issue and includes a foreword written by Professor Chris Baggoley AO.

This issue includes items on COVID-19, aged care, Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection (SABSI), palliative care, compassionate health care, cultural humility, preventable medication harm, patient and family involvement in patient safety, transfers and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of the Australian Journal of Primary Health and Health Expectations, 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 the USA’s AHRQ.

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 disease management, treatment of low back pain, patient complaints, resource allocation, root cause analysis (RCA), surgical ‘never events’, coronial reports, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of The Journal for Healthcare Quality, Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management, Public Health Research & Practice and Healthcare Policy, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality and Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, the new Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard, the forthcoming Fourth Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation, low value healthcare, shared decision making, patient decision aids, hospital-acquired complications (HACs), smartphone use and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of BMJ Quality and Safety, Pediatric Quality & Safety and the Australian Journal of Primary Health, 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
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
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, aged care, diagnostic testing, patient letters, serious and never events, and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of the BMJ Quality and Safety, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality and Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, decision aids on antibiotic use, sustainability, medication reconciliation, telehealth, mental health, patient report outcome measures (PROMs), and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of the Journal of Patient Safety, Health Expectations, and Healthcare Policy, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality and Safety and the latest from the UK’s NICE and the USA’s AHRQ.

 

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, 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
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
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, residential aged care, ‘never events’, peer support for health care workers, and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of Healthcare Quarterly, 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
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, “second victims” of adverse events, wrong site surgery, diagnostic safety and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of Pediatric Quality & Safety, 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 the USA’s AHRQ.

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
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, consultation on a draft Low back pain clinical care standard, patient experience, patient harm, medications, new guidelines on acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, new guidelines on otitis media, and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of BMJ Quality and 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.