The Commission is developing a Sepsis Clinical Care Standard to provide guidance to clinicians and health service organisations when investigating and managing sepsis.
Information for health service organisations – Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard
This clinical care standard sets out the components of care that health service organisations can use to guide practice and monitor improvement in hospitals and other services where the Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Clinical Clinical Care Standard applies.
Information about the Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard and resources for clinicians.
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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.
Indicators have been developed to support monitoring of the care recommended in the standard. Clinicians and health service organisations can use the indicators to support local quality improvement activities.
For Health Service Organisations – Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard
Information for health service organisations about the clinical care standard, the NSQHS Standards and resources to support implementation.
This standard describes the care you should expect to receive if you have a cannula or 'drip'. Find out more about what the standard means for consumers and the information available.
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Guidance for clinicians on the ten evidence-based quality statements from the clinical care standard, as well as helpful resources.
Endorsements and Working Group - Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard
The standard has been endorsed by a range of health service organisations listed below. You will also find information about the Working Group established to provide clinical advice, expertise and consumer input during the development of the standard.
Quality statement 10
A patient with a PIVC will have it removed when it is no longer needed or at the first sign of malfunction or local site complications. A new PIVC will be inserted only if ongoing peripheral vascular access is necessary, consistent with the replacement recommendations in the current version of the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare.
Quality statement 9
The ongoing need for a patient’s PIVC is reviewed and documented at least daily, or more often if clinically indicated.
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.
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.
Quality statement 5
When a woman has a third or fourth degree perineal tear, it is promptly repaired by an appropriately trained and experienced clinician, in a suitable environment.
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.
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.
Quality statement 2
A woman choosing a vaginal birth is offered evidence-based care to reduce her risk of a third or fourth degree perineal tear.
The Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard includes seven quality statements describing the key components of care that women can expect during pregnancy, labour and birth, as well as the care they should receive if they experience a third or fourth degree perineal tear.