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2020
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.

2018
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe arrangements for accreditation of newly established health service organisations applying for interim accreditation to the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

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.

2018
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify for accrediting agencies and health service organisations their responsibilities and the recommended processes to be followed when health services change accrediting agencies.

2018
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the requirement for accrediting agencies to examine external and non-routine internal reports of reviews and investigations into significant safety and quality issues, clinical governance or safety breaches as part of a health service organisation’s accreditation assessment.

2020
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.

2018
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to update accrediting agencies of health service organisations’ requirements for the Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-associated Infection Standard in the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standard (second edition) relating to antimicrobial stewardship, specifically in relation to surgical prophylaxis.

2018
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the requirements for accrediting agencies to notify regulators and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care of significant patient risks identified during the assessment of health service organisations.

2019
Advisory

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

2018
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the minimum requirements for health service organisation compliance with Actions 1.17 and 1.18 working towards implementing the My Health Record system.

2018
Advisory

This purpose of this advisory is to describe assessment requirements for Actions 1.23, 1.24, 1.27b, and 1.28a of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition) for health service organisations implementing the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard.

2018
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the sampling methodology to be used by accrediting agencies when sampling non-acute health service organisations at an accreditation assessment.

2018
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the minimum requirements for Actions 5.7 and 5.10 for health service organisations to demonstrate work towards establishing systems for screening and assessment for risk of harm.

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
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 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 central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), integrated care, nursing, genomic medicine, deteriorating patients, shared decision making, hip and knee surgery, and more.

Also covered are new issues of the Journal for Healthcare Quality, the Journal of Patient Experience and the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 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
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on the draft Severe Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard, pressure injuries, diagnostic error, antibiotic over-prescribing, guidelines, sepsis, training and more.

Also covered are new issues of the Australian Journal of Primary Health, Future Leaders Communiqué, Healthcare Policy, and HealthcarePapers, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and latest from the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).