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2023
Media release

AURA 2023: Fifth Australian Report on Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Human Health is being released on 16 November 2023, highlighting data trends and analyses across acute and community care settings. 

This Key Findings summary features the most compelling data findings from AURA 2023, with excerpts taken from the report for easy reference.

2023
Media release

Australians are unwittingly being exposed to increased risk of harm from taking antibiotics, when often these medicines are used to treat common infections where they will have no or little benefit, according to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Released 16 November 2023

2023
Poster or graphic

This resource outlines what antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is, and how we need to limit our use of antimicrobials – such as antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals and antiparasitics – to reduce the risk of drug-resistant infections and impact of AMR.

It also outlines potential patient harms to the individual and the broader community from antimicrobial use and resistance. This resource supports the release of AURA 2023: Fifth Australian Report on Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Human Health on 16 November 2023.

2023
Poster or graphic

AURA 2023: Fifth Australian Report on Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Human Health was released on 16 November 2023, highlighting data trends and analyses across acute and community care settings. 

This A4 infographic showcases key data highlights from AURA 2023 on antimicrobial use in Australia.

2023
Fact sheet or brochure

This tool is designed to be used as a guide for developing and recording a training session, using the resources from NHHI’s LMS eLearning module The Basics of Infection Prevention and Control: Train the Trainer module and your own experience.

2023
Publication, report or update

A literature review for updating the National Consensus Statement: Essential elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care beyond acute care and during a pandemic.

2022
Other resource

A list of members in the Topic Working Group supporting the development of the clinical care standard aiming to reduce inappropriate use of psychotropic medicines for behaviour.

2022
Spreadsheet or data set

Number of PBS/RPBS prescriptions dispensed for antipsychotic medicines per 100,000 for people 65 years and over, age and sex standardised, 2016-17 to 2020-21.

2022
Other resource

On 21 March 2022, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission have launched the Joint Statement on the important issue of inappropriate use of psychotropic medicines with people with disability and older people as a form of restrictive practice, and committed to collaborative action to reduce it.

    2021
    Media release

    On 9 September 2021, the Commission released the updated Delirium Clinical Care Standard (2021).

    2022
    Fact sheet or brochure

    This factsheet highlights the issues surrounding antimicrobial use in older people and provides information for older people, their families and their carers.

    2020
    Presentation

    A presentation on leading and coordinating an infection prevention program in aged care homes.

    2020
    Publication, report or update

    A literature review to better understand the use of antipsychotic medicines for people aged 65 years and over.

    2023
    Poster or graphic

    The poster includes step-by-step instructions for aged care workers regarding how to put on and remove personal protective equipment (including gowns, particulate respirators e.g. P2/N95, protective eyewear and gloves) when they are caring for residents with or suspected of having respiratory viruses. The poster also emphasises the importance of fit checking when using particulate respirators.

    2019
    Guide, user guide or guidelines

    The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) sought feedback on the draft National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards Aged Care Module.  This module has been developed to allow organisations to meet the requirements of both the NSQHS Standards and the Aged Care Quality (ACQ) Standards by assessment to one set of standards. Consultation is now closed.

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