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2015
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to provide practical guidance for managers and practitioners responsible for credentialing, and for determining and managing, a health practitioner’s scope of clinical practice. This is an ancillary guide only. It does not replace or supersede state, territory or organisational policies on credentialing.

2015
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This guide explains what the 10 elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care mean for you as a patient, and for families, carers and consumers.

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
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
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This document provides instructions on troubleshooting the Hand Hygiene Compliance Application, using your Android device.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The User Guide for the Review of Clinical Variation has been updated and now includes a case study on ‘Variation in outcomes from cardiac surgery’. The User Guide supports health services  to implement Action 1.28 of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. It explains how health services and their clinicians can use data to improve the appropriateness of clinical care. It includes a suite of case studies that take users through the six steps of reviewing clinical variation data to improve processes and care.  The new case study looks at how data from a quarterly report of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons’ Cardiac Surgery (ANZCTS) Database were used by a metropolitan cardiac unit to investigate the reasons for its outlier status for two key performance indicators.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care were jointly developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. The guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations in relation to the critical aspects of infection prevention and control, focusing on core principles and priority areas for action. When implementing these recommendations all healthcare facilities need to consider the risk of transmission of infection and implement according to their specific setting and circumstances.

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
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This information sheet provides support to hospitals on how to analyse and use their SABSI surveillance data as part of a quality improvement approach. 

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
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The release of the 2021 Implementation Guide for Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection contained a number of changes from the previous edition. A summary of these changes is provided in the information sheet.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

As part of the Commission's resources to support environmental cleaning, this resource was designed to support the specific needs of small health service organisations, such as those in rural and remote settings, aged care services, dental practices, outpatient or day only procedural services, and rehabilitation services, in developing environmental cleaning programs.