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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 for an extension of a general practice’s accreditation expiry.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The NSQHS Standards Workforce Immunisation Risk Matrix can be used by health service organisations to assess their workforce for risks associated with vaccine preventable disease transmission and develop actions to mitigate these risks.

2021
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.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This service model framework has been developed to support the states, territories and the private sector in developing services for transvaginal mesh complications and mesh removal services. Clinical care pathways, models of care, and workforce considerations also inform the development of service models and service delivery.

2021
Publication, report or update

January 2018 V1.2.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

Antibiograms are tables of antimicrobial susceptibilities compiled according to a specific set of standards. The information provided supports clinicians working with their local antimicrobial stewardship teams to improve clinical practice in regard to infections. 

2021
Spreadsheet or data set

Pursuant to the Senate Order for entity contracts, the following table sets out contracts entered into by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) that are at, or above, the value of $100,000 (GST inclusive) which are, or have been, active within the relevant reporting period.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This document provides instructions on troubleshooting the Hand Hygiene Compliance Application, using your Android device.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The guidelines provide a nationally agreed approach to infection prevention and control, focusing on core principles and priority areas for action. The guidelines provide the basis for healthcare workers and health services to undertake best practice and develop more detailed protocols and processes for infection prevention and control specific to local settings, as required.

2021
Publication, report or update

In Australia and across the global community, organisations have gathered evidence and/or developed advice on the management of COVID-19. A list of links to COVID-19 guidance is presented here and will be updated regularly. This list is prepared to support the delivery of safe and quality care during the COVID-19 pandemic and is not an endorsement by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Last updated 4 February 2021

2021
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

This resource has been developed to assist hospitals participating in the NSMC National Audit.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

More than 50% of bowel cancer cases are due to modifiable lifestyle risk factors. The Commission has developed this bowel cancer prevention fact sheet which identifies actions that consumers can take to reduce their risk of bowel cancer and polyps.

2021
Poster or graphic

More than 50% of bowel cancer cases are due to modifiable lifestyle risk factors. The Commission has developed this bowel cancer prevention poster which identifies actions that consumers can take to reduce their risk of bowel cancer and polyps.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The Commission is seeking feedback on the draft Credentialing and Defining Scope of Clinical Practice: A guide for managers and clinicians. Consultation on this resource has been extended until Friday 7 May 2021.

For information on the consultation and to provide feedback, click here

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, antimicrobial stewardship in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, safety incidents, urgent and emergency care, medication reviews, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Clinical Communiqué, Future Leaders Communiqué, BMJ Quality & Safety, the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, the Journal of Patient Safety Health, the Journal for Healthcare Quality, BMJ Leader, and the Journal of Patient Experience, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and NIHR and the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This Information Sheet provides support to hospitals on how to analyse and use their SAB surveillance data as part of a quality improvement approach. 

2021
Presentation

In this presentation learn what healthcare variation is, and, given so many competing demands in healthcare delivery, why it is important. Hear from Conjoint Professor Anne Duggan as she makes the case for examining and understanding healthcare variation.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, residential aged care, ‘never events’, peer support for health care workers, and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of Healthcare Quarterly, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and NIHR and the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
Presentation

This presentation examines the Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation series and how you can use data from the Atlases to investigate whether patients in your health service are receiving the care they need, and identify opportunities to improve outcomes for your patients.

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.