Sepsis Clinical Care Standard

The Commission is developing a Sepsis Clinical Care Standard to provide guidance to clinicians and health service organisations when investigating and managing sepsis.

Bowel Cancer Prevention Resources

Bowel cancer prevention is not just about screening - many people don't know the modifiable lifestyle risk factors. Our resources identify actions that consumers can take to reduce their risk of bowel cancer and polyps. 

Quality statements

The Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard includes ten evidence-based quality statements that describe the care patients should expect to receive if they have a peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) inserted during their healthcare visit.

Review ongoing need

Quality statement 9

The ongoing need for a patient’s PIVC is reviewed and documented at least daily, or more often if clinically indicated.

Follow-up care post-discharge

Quality statement 7

A woman with a third or fourth degree perineal tear receives individualised continuity of care and appropriate follow-up and referral to optimise her ongoing physical, emotional, psychological and sexual health.

Postoperative care

Quality statement 6

After repair of a third or fourth degree perineal tear, a woman receives postoperative care that includes the opportunity for debriefing, physiotherapy and psychosocial support.

 

Identifying third and fourth degree perineal tears

Quality statement 4

After a vaginal birth, a woman is offered examination by an appropriately trained clinician to exclude the possibility of a third or fourth degree perineal tear. A tear is classified using the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists classification and is documented in the woman’s healthcare record.

Instrumental vaginal birth

Quality statement 3

When intervention is indicated in a vaginal birth, the choice of intervention is based on the clinical situation, the benefits and risks of each option and discussion with the woman.