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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.

2013
Publication, report or update

The purpose of this background paper was to present a précis of the policy and clinical framework for end-of-life care within the Australian acute healthcare setting and as interpreted by consumers, clinicians and policy makers in 2013.

2013
Fact sheet or brochure
2020
Fact sheet or brochure

This fact sheet provides important information for clinicians to consider when discussing advance care plans with patients and sets out the actions that directly relate to advance care planning in the NSQHS Standards.

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

Health service organisations are required to develop and implement systems and processes that support patient-clinician discussions about the patient’s preferences for care in the future, to document advance care plans, and to act on advance care plans as part of comprehensive care delivery and for the NSQHS Standards.

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to support health service organisations with implementation of partial easing of restrictions on elective surgery, investigations and procedures and standard and transmission-based infection prevention and control precautions.

This resource was last updated on 5 August 2020.

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

Information for consumers regarding the use of face masks to protect against the transmission of COVID-19.

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

Environmental cleaning is a key component of standard precautions; the first-line in infection prevention and control in the healthcare environment.