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2019
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.

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on the second edition of the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights, a draft Peripheral Venous Access Clinical Care Standard, antimicrobial resistance, infections, prescribing, digital health and more

Also covered are new issues of the Australian Health Review and Health Affairs, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and latest from the UK’s NICE.

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on the sustainability of the Australian health ‘system’, climate change and health, ‘digital megatrends’, pancreatic cancer, Aboriginal children, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and more

Also covered are new issues of Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy and Pediatric Quality & Safety, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and latest from the UK’s NICE.

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on leadership, culture, imaging, communication, mental health, Aboriginal people’s experience of health care, BRCA-related cancer, electronic health records, bundled payments, progressive neurological conditions, falls, asthma, clinical decision support systems and more

Also covered are new issues of BMJ Quality & Safety and Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and latest from the UK’s NICE.

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on surgical volume and quality, antimicrobial stewardship, pressure injuries, patient experience, patient-centred care quality indicators, just culture, Vitamin D and more

Also covered are new issues of the Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and latest from the UK’s NICE.

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on healthcare quality, an Aboriginal Cultural Safety and Security Framework, innovation, major health care challenges, accreditation and more.

Also covered are new issues of Public Health Research & Practice and Healthcare Quarterly, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and latest from the UK’s NICE.

2019
Fact sheet or brochure

The Commission has identified a set of six essential elements for comprehensive care delivery, which represent different stages or processes that a patient may experience when clinical care is delivered.

2019
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to advise members of governing bodies exercising their governance responsibilities for implementing the NSQHS Standards.

2019
Publication, report or update

Safe and high-quality care for patients with cognitive impairment or at risk of delirium in acute health services

2019
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This user guide outlines critical actions in the second edition of the NSQHS Standards that support safe and high quality care for patients with cognitive impairment or at risk of delirium.

2019
Fact sheet or brochure

Clinicians can take action to reduce the risk of harm.

2019
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide clarification on the rating scale for assessments to the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

2019
Fact sheet or brochure

From January 2019, health service organisations will have a choice of undertaking either announced or short notice assessments.

2019
Fact sheet or brochure

These seven tips about setting goals help to make sure that everyone in the healthcare team knows what is important to you, and what your goals are.

2019
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify not applicable actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards for hospitals, day procedure services, multi-purpose services, bush nursing services, patient transport services and public dental services.

2019
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the minimum requirements for health service organisation compliance with Action 3.14 following the introduction and subsequent revision by Standards Australia of AS/NZS 4187:2014 Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organisations.

2019
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe assessment requirements for informed financial consent in health service organisations.

2019
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the minimum requirements for Action 5.13 that health service organisations must undertake to demonstrate work towards establishing a single comprehensive care plan for a patient that is shared by the multidisciplinary team.

2019
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.

2019
Publication, report or update

The purpose of identifying and agreeing to goals of care is to develop a shared understanding between patients, family, carers, other support people and the clinicians in the multidisciplinary team about the clinical expectations, personal needs and preferences of the patient and the likely steps required to attain the agreed goals.