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2021
Publication, report or update

This document presents the second edition of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards released in November 2017 and updated in May 2021.

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
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 NSQHS Standards Workforce Immunisation Risk Matrix can be used by health service organisations to assess their workforce for risks associated with vaccine preventable disease transmission and develop actions to mitigate these risks.

2021
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify not applicable actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards for hospitals, day procedure services, multi-purpose services, bush nursing services, patient transport services and public dental services.

2021
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the minimum requirements for health service organisations’ compliance with Action 3.17 (formerly Action 3.14 in the 2017 National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards) to relevant national or international standards for reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organisations.

2021
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to update accrediting agencies of health service organisations’ requirements for the 2021 Preventing and Controlling Infections Standard in the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards relating to antimicrobial stewardship, specifically in relation to surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This service model framework has been developed to support the states, territories and the private sector in developing services for transvaginal mesh complications and mesh removal services. Clinical care pathways, models of care, and workforce considerations also inform the development of service models and service delivery.

2021
Publication, report or update

The Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard contains 10 quality statements and 13 indicators to guide quality care for the management of cannulas, and is accompanied by supporting resources.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

This guide for consumers explains what each quality statement means for consumers, and what you can do to have an active role in your care.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

This fact sheet lists the quality statements for clinicians and provides key discussion points to help involve patients in their care and prevent PIVC-related complications. 

2021
Publication, report or update

The quality statements for the Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard are based on best available evidence and guideline recommendations at the time of development. This summary describes the relevance of each evidence source to the quality statements.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this document is to provide practical guidance for managers and clinicians responsible for credentialing, and for determining and managing a clinician’s scope of clinical practice. This guide supports but does not replace or supersede state, territory or organisational policies, by-laws or rules on credentialing.

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
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
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The Multi-Purpose Services Aged Care Module (the MPS Aged Care Module) has been developed by the Commission in collaboration with the Australian Government, state and territory departments of health, and the Commission’s Multi-Purpose Services Project Advisory Committee. The MPS Aged Care Module describes, in six actions, the requirements of the Aged Care Quality Standards not covered by the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. It is only applicable to eligible MPS and was endorsed by the Australian Health Minister’s Advisory Council on 7 February 2020.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to describe the requirements for implementation of the the Multi-Purpose Services Aged Care Module as part of the Australian Health Service Safety and Quality Accreditation Scheme.

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

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
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.