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2021
Publication, report or update

This document presents the second edition of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards released in November 2017 and updated in May 2021.

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.

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.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

This decision aid can be used with your doctor to help you decide whether to use antibiotics when your child has a middle ear infection.

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
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
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
Publication, report or update

The Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard contains 10 quality statements and 13 indicators to guide quality care for the management of cannulas, and is accompanied by supporting resources.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

This guide for consumers explains what each quality statement means for consumers, and what you can do to have an active role in your care.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

This fact sheet lists the quality statements for clinicians and provides key discussion points to help involve patients in their care and prevent PIVC-related complications. 

2021
Publication, report or update

The quality statements for the Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard are based on best available evidence and guideline recommendations at the time of development. This summary describes the relevance of each evidence source to the quality statements.

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 Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care provide evidence-based recommendations that outline the critical aspects of infection prevention and control, focusing on core principles and priority areas for action. When implementing the guideline’s recommendations all healthcare facilities need to consider the risk of transmission of infection and implement according to their specific setting and circumstances.

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
Poster or graphic

This poster illustrates the chain of transmission of infection, in the context of COVID-19, and highlights measures that can be implemented to interrupt the spread of infection.

The poster was developed in conjunction with NSW Health Clinical Excellence Commission.