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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
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The Commission has revised the National Tall Man Lettering List to include cloBAZam in the benzodiazepine class of medicines, based on the reporting of adverse events and near misses and its high similarity and likelihood of confusion with another benzodiazepine: CLONAZepam.

2009
Publication, report or update

Adapted from Preventing Falls and Harm From Falls in Older People: Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities 2009

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.

2009
Publication, report or update

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

2020
Publication, report or update

Version 1.2 updated in August 2020

2009
Publication, report or update
2020
Fact sheet or brochure

This document has been developed to assist hospitals who are participating in the NSMC National Audit.

2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify the applicability of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the minimum requirements for Actions 8.5, 8.6 b, c, d and e and 8.12 that health service organisations must undertake to demonstrate work towards establishing effective processes for recognising and responding to deterioration in a person’s mental state.

2020
Template, survey or form

A referral template for clinicians when referring patients for consideration for a colonoscopy. The template outlines relevant required information to support decision-making as described in Quality Statement 1 of the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on women’s health, human rights, general practice, mental health, culture, medication safety, clinical quality registries  and more.

Also covered are new issues of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Healthcare Quarterly, Healthcare Papers, Health Affairs, and BMJ Leader, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from NICE and the National Institute for Health Research in the UK.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on infection prevention and control, over-diagnosis and over-treatment of the frail elderly, patient feedback, multimorbidity, clinician engagement, person-centred learning health systems, patient-physician relationship, medication safety, blood management and more.

Also covered are new issues of the Journal for Healthcare Quality and the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest guidance from NICE and in the UK.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on technology and mental health, value based health care, medication safety and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué and the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care along with the latest guidance from NICE in the UK.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on listening to patients, patient safety in marginalised groups, intravenous medication errors, smart infusion pumps and more.

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