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2021
Advisory

The intent of this advisory is to standardise processes across accrediting agencies for liaising with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) regarding applications to extend a general practice’s accreditation .

2021
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to standardise requirements for assessment of general practices that physically relocate premises during an accreditation cycle.

2021
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify responsibilities and processes for accrediting agencies and general practices when a practice transfers between accrediting agencies.

2021
Advisory

To describe the requirements for accrediting agencies to notify the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) and relevant state and territory health care complaints bodies of significant risks of patient harm that pose an ongoing risk to public health and safety that are identified during the assessment of general practices.

2021
Advisory

To clarify the requirements for the transition between the 2017 Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infection Standard of the National Safety and Quality Health Services (NSQHS) Standards and the 2021 Preventing and Controlling Infections Standard.

2021
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify the requirements for the transition between the 2014 and the 2020 Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standards.

2021
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the requirement for accrediting agencies to submit an annual declaration relating to conflicts of interest.

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.

2017
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to provide information for health service organisations to help them improve the quality of care and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people based on the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

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 acute bronchitis.

2017
Guide, user guide or guidelines
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

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

The APAS – OrgTRx Quick Reference Guide provides instructions for APAS contributors on how to create and export formatted antibiograms. 

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

By implementing the six end-of life care actions in the Comprehensive Care Standard, health service organisations are laying the foundations to support the delivery of safe and high-quality end-of-life care that is person-centred and comprehensively meets the needs of the patient. These six actions can be linked to the 10 essential elements of the Consensus Statements. This resource sets out some suggested implementation strategies.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This document provides an overview of the protocols and procedures relating to the operation of CARAlert and describes the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders involved with the system.