National Consultation on the draft Peripheral Venous Access Clinical Care Standard
In collaboration with consumers, clinicians, researchers and health organisations, the Commission has developed a draft Peripheral Venous Access Clinical Care Standard.
What are clinical care standards?
A clinical care standard plays an important role in guiding the delivery of appropriate care. They contain a small number of statements describing the care that a patient should be offered for a specific clinical condition, regardless of where they are treated in Australia.
To help health care providers and local health service organisations monitor how well they implement the care described in the clinical care standard, a set of indicators are included. The final set of indicators will be accompanied by specifications to support consistent data collection.
The following materials are available for public consultation:
- Peripheral Venous Access Clinical Care Standard and indicators – consultation draft
- Consumer fact sheet: Peripheral Venous Access – consultation draft
- Clinician fact sheet: Peripheral Venous Access – consultation draft
- Evidence sources: Peripheral Venous Access Clinical Care Standard - consultation draft
The Commission welcomes comments on these documents.
For all respondents:
- For each of the quality statements, does the quality statement adequately describe the quality of care that should be provided to patients requiring peripheral venous access?
- How do you think the quality statement could be improved? Please provide evidence to support your response.
For consumers responding to the survey:
- Have you experienced any issues with peripheral intravenous access that are not covered by this clinical care standard AND should be included?
For health services and clinicians responding to the survey:
- The quality statements target areas of care, which could benefit from quality improvement. Are there additional aspects of care missing from the quality statements that should be included?
- If yes, please describe. Please provide evidence to support your response
- Are the proposed indicators useful for monitoring the care described in this quality statement?
- How do you think the indicators could be improved? Please provide evidence to support your response.
- What would be the implications of implementing this clinical care standard for:
- Your practice?
- Your health service organisation?
For all respondents:
- Do you have any other comments that you would like to make about this clinical care standard?
Submitting your response
Comments can be provided via online survey or by written submission. The consultation period will close at 11:59 pm on Sunday, 15 September 2019.
Written submissions should address the consultation questions. Your response should be marked 'Peripheral Venous Access Clinical Care Standard Public Consultation' and can be sent by email to email@example.com or by post to:
Peripheral Venous Access Clinical Care Standard Public Consultation
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
GPO Box 5480
SYDNEY NSW 2001
Outcome of consultation
Following public consultation, the Commission will review all comments and use this analysis to finalise the draft clinical care standard.
If you have any questions or require further information about the draft Peripheral Venous Access Clinical Care Standard, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.