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New aged-care standards

03 July, 2019

The Morrison government has unveiled a major quality and safety aged-care reform package.


Major update to infection prevention and control guidelines

04 June, 2019

The NHMRC has released the 2019 edition of the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare, marking the first update since 2010.


Health care just a phone call away

29 April, 2019 by Emilie Mortensen*

Health contact centres provide advice to the Australian public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A new Australian standard helps ensure consistency and safety.


New dysphagia standards commence 1 May

01 March, 2019 by Dr Julie Cichero*

Soon new international standards will replace the existing Australian ones. We outline the key changes and how they can help save lives.


Tracking products to patients to improve patient safety

01 March, 2019 by Catherine Koetz*

We can trace an apple back to its grower, but not medical products back to patients. Traceability needs to be a focus of our healthcare system.


New Aged Care Standards: now is the time to prepare

05 February, 2019 by Sharyn McIlwain*, Troy Speirs**

On 1 July 2019 the new Aged Care Quality Standards will come into effect. Here's how to prepare.


New Aged Care Quality Standards go live

30 November, 2018

The new standards will be enforced by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission when it comes into being from 1 January 2019.


New standard tackles venous thromboembolism deaths

20 November, 2018 by Associate Professor Amanda Walker*

Some 30,000 people develop VTE in Australia annually. More than 5000 people die as result, over half of these within 90 days of hospitalisation.


New blood clot standard designed to prevent deaths

17 October, 2018

Thousands of Australians die annually from largely preventable blood clots; a new standard seeks to reduce this risk for patients.


No colonoscopy unless the benefits outweigh the risks

14 September, 2018

A new national standard for colonoscopies will help millions of Australians, but advises against the complex procedure unless the benefits outweigh the risks.


Aged-care reform driving cultural change

03 September, 2018 by Sean Rooney*

The aged-care reforms underway will facilitate cultural change at both the federal government and provider level, driving accountability and improvement.


Changes to assessment against NSQHS standards

21 August, 2018

A new report has identified opportunities to improve how assessments against the NSQHS standards are undertaken, commencing January 2019.


Are you ready for the new NSQHS Standards?

03 August, 2018 by Margaret Banks*

Assessment against the NSQHS Standards 2nd edition commences 1 January 2019. Is your organisation ready?


Hospital-acquired respiratory complications costly

31 July, 2018 by Dr Robert Herkes*

Patients with a hospital-acquired respiratory complication may remain in hospital for 17.9 days longer than other patients, costing an additional $37,125.


New standards for transgender children

26 June, 2018

As 1.2% of Australian adolescents identify as transgender, referrals to healthcare professionals will continue to rise, making standards necessary.


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