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Commission update e-newsletter, December 2017 (PDF 1MB) (HTML)

»NSQHS Standards (second edition) available now
»New Clinical Care Standard released for heavy menstrual bleeding
»Guide to safe implementation of electronic medication management in hospitals
»Grouper and HACs specifications
»Updated cognitive impairment website
»Additional resources for the NPBMC
»The medical record and data-driven health care
»AURA Surveillance System: New reports and data updates
»Update on the NSQHS Standards Advisories – New Advisory A17/01: Antimicrobial stewardship
»Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017
»Consultation on the draft Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard
»Evaluation survey for community health services guide
»DEADLINE EXTENDED: Consultation on strategies and resources to support patient safety in primary care
»Communicating Risk online module
»NPS MedicineWise online learning: National standard medication charts course
»Revised Tall Man lettering for medicines
»Clinical safety reviews of national digital health infrastructure

Commission update e-newsletter, October 2017 (PDF 2MB) (HTML)

»Transitioning to the New National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
»AURA 2017: Second Australian report on antimicrobial use and resistance in human health
»An Economic Evaluation of Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials Conducted by Networks
»Safer Medicines Administration
»The Tops Tips in Translation
»Creating a Health Literacy Environment
»My Health Record in Emergency Departments

Commission update e-newsletter, July 2017 (PDF 4MB) (HTML)

»The Second Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation
»Update on the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition)
»National Patient Blood Management Collaborative
»New Clinical Care Standard released for osteoarthritis of the knee
»Question Builder
»Top Tips for Safe Health Care
»National Subcutaneous Insulin Chart for Acute Hospitals
»Medication Safety in Mental Health
»Approaches to investigating health IT-related patient safety incidents

Commission update e-newsletter, March 2017 (PDF 987KB) (HTML)

»Have your say: Resources to support the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (second edition)
»National standard medication charts – Online learning module
»Recommended terms and abbreviations
»National guidelines for on-screen presentation of discharge summaries
»Coming soon: New report on approaches to surgical site infection surveillance
»Coming soon: Question builder
»Coming Soon: Recommendations for the control of multidrug-resistant gram-negatives: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Commission update e-newsletter, December 2016 (PDF 3MB) (HTML)

» Antibiotic Awareness Week
» New online interactive atlas
» Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard
» National roundtable on reducing inappropriate use of antipsychotics in older people
» National Model Clinical Governance Framework
» Supporting patient decision making about antibiotic use
» Improving patient-clinician communication at transitions of care
» Updated specification for the hospital-acquired complications list
» Vital Signs
» Annual Report 2015-16

Commission update e-newsletter, September 2016 (PDF 933KB) (HTML)

» New Clinical Care Standard on hip fracture care
» National General Practice Accreditation Scheme
» New PBS Hospital Medication Chart
» Specifications released for the first national hospital-acquired complications list
» The Commission’s work with the Australian Digital Health Agency
» A patient safety and quality improvement framework for primary care
» Delirium Clinical Care Standard
» Dementia Awareness Month
» New Board members

Commission update e-newsletter, June 2016 (PDF 2MB) (HTML)

» Antimicrobial use and resistance
» Version 2 of the NSQHS Standards
» Acute Stroke Case for Improvement
» End-of-life essentials: education for acute hospitals
» 2016 Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey
» Surgical National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey
» DIP 4 Kids

Commission update e-newsletter, March 2016 (PDF 373KB) (HTML)

» Complete Our Website Survey
» Caring for Cognitive Impairment
» End-of-life care and the NSQHS Standards – fact sheet
» Knee Pain
» Guide to the NSQHS Standards for community health services
» Patient Blood Management
» National Standard for User-applied Labelling of Injectable Medicines, Fluids and Lines

Commission update e-newsletter, December 2015 (PDF 1MB) (HTML)

» Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation
» Antimicrobial Usage and Prescribing
» Acute Stroke Clinical Care Standard
» NSQHS Standards Guide for Dental Practices and Services
» Guide to the NSQHS Standards for health service boards
» Essential elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care
» Health Literacy
» CT scans and children
» Annual Report and Vital Signs

Commission update e-newsletter, March 2015 (PDF 334KB) (HTML)

» Hospital mortality indicators: A guide for Boards and Chief Executives
» Consultation: NSQHS Standards Guide for Dental Practices and Services
» Improving care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in hospital
» NEW APP A better way to care: Actions for clinicians
» Expert advisory group investigating appropriate management of knee pain
» Hip Fracture and Delirium Clinical Care Standards

Commission update e-newsletter, December 2014 (PDF 334KB) (HTML)

» Acute Coronary Syndromes Clinical Care Standard
» Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard
» A better way to care for patients with cognitive impairment in hospital
» National Quality Use of Medicines Indicators for Australian Hospitals
» Expressions of Interest: The National Patient Blood Management Collaborative
» Guide for health service organisations boards implementing the NSQHS Standards
» National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey – still open
» Christmas and New Year operating hours

Antibiotic Awareness Week e-newsletter, November 2014 (PDF 314KB) (HTML)

» Antibiotic Awareness Week, 17-23 November 2014
» New video presentations for Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014
» Global twitter chat
» National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS)
» Resources for Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014
» Antibiotic Awareness Week partners

Commission update e-newsletter, October 2014 (PDF 432KB) (HTML)

» Shared Decision Making Symposium – now online
» Antibiotic Awareness Week 2014 resources now available
» National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey 2014 now open
» Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation
» Hospital Mortality Indicators Literature Review, Case Studies and Appendices
» Vital Signs 2014: The State of Safety and Quality in Australian Health Care
» Annual Report 2013/14

Commission update e-newsletter, March 2014 (PDF 60KB) (HTML)

» Health literacy in Australia
» Training and competencies for recognising and responding to clinical deterioration
» Professor John Turnidge appointed to lead program for national surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic usage
» Improving safety and providing high quality care for people with cognitive impairment in hospitals
» Australian Open Disclosure Framework endorsed by health ministers
» Consultation on the Draft National Consensus Statement on End-of-Life Care in Acute Hospitals

Antibiotic Awareness Week e-newsletter, 18 November 2013 (PDF 108KB) (HTML)

» Antibiotic Awareness Week, 18-24 November 2013
» The Chief Medical Officer and Chief Veterinary Officer discuss antibiotic resistance in Australia
» National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS)
» Activities for Antibiotic Awareness Week 2013
» Antibiotic Awareness Week partners

Commission update e-newsletter, November 2013 (PDF 98KB) (HTML)

» Antibiotic Awareness Week, 18-24 November 2013
» National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS)
» Online presentations from international experts in safety and quality in health care
» Improving the management of cognitive impairment
» Vital Signs 2013: The State of Safety and Quality in Australian Health Care
» Annual Report 2012/13
» Reducing preventable harm from sepsis
» Healthscope and Bupa announce landmark agreement on quality healthcare outcomes

Commission update e-newsletter, September 2013 (PDF 96KB) (HTML)

» NSQHS Standards Guide for Small Hospitals
» NSQHS Standards network meetings
» Get it right! Taking a Best Possible Medication History – training video
» End-of-life care in acute hospitals

Commission Update Newsletter #18, June 2013

» Commission welcomes new Board appointments
» Clinical Care Standards
» First health services achieve accreditation to NSQHS Standards
» OECD Medical Practice Variations project – Australian participation
» Venous Thromboembolism prevention and the National Inpatient Medication Chart
» Commission raises funds to support indigenous midwives

ACSQHC Update Newsletter #17 December 2012

» Support for Health Services Implementing the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
» Annual Report 2011/2012
» Antibiotic Awareness Week
» Call 1800 304 056 for the National Safety and Quality Accreditation Advice Centre
» The National Residential Medication Chart
» Australian Safety and Quality Goals for Health Care
» Clinical Care Standards
» Update on the Review of the Open Disclosure Standards
» Health Literacy in Australia

ACSQHC Update Newsletter #16 August 2012

» Health Ministers Endorse Work Plan and Safety and Quality Goals
» Support for health services in the transition to the new Accreditation Scheme
» Program Updates
» OECD Medical Variation Practice Study
» Consultation on a new National Open Disclosure Standard
» Health Literacy Seminar a Success
» International Conference on Rapid Response Systems and Medical Emergency Teams
» Permanent Board Appointments

ACSQHC Update Newsletter #15 December 2011

» Australian Safety and Quality Goals for Health Care
» Antimicrobial Surveillance Implementation Guides
» National Medication Management Plan
» Central line Associated Bloodstream Infection in Intensive Care Units
» Safety in e-Health
» National Roundtable on Patient Experience, 8 December 2011
» Commencement of a Health Literacy Stocktake

ACSQHC Update Newsletter #14 August 2011

» Patient-Centred Care
» Accreditation Update
» Working with National e-Health Transition Authority
» Review of the National Open Disclosure Standard
» Antimicrobial Stewardship in Australian Hospitals
» Information Strategy Update
» Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Resource Centre
» Medication Safety Update

ACSQHC Update Newsletter #13 April 2011

» Antimicrobial Stewardship in Australian Hospitals
» Accreditation Update
» TallMan Lettering
» External Evaluation of the National Clinical Handover Initiative Pilot Program
» ACSQHC On the Radar
» ACSQHC Legislation Announcement