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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

From January 2019, health service organisations will be required to submit an annual attestation statement to their accrediting agency.

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
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
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This handbook provides nationally consistent guidance on the reporting processes for originating and confirming laboratories for the CARAlert system.