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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.

On your best behaviour: new conduct codes commence

06 March, 2018

As at 1 March, new codes of conduct came into effect for all nurses and midwives in Australia.

A framework for success

13 February, 2018 by Dr Andrew P Howard*

The Digital Hospitals Handbook is the first of its kind in the world. It is designed to provide a solid framework to maximise the chances of success of a digital hospital program.

NSQHS Standards: second edition now available

29 November, 2017 by Margaret Banks*

Incorporating feedback on the first edition, the second editon promotes better, safer health care.

Updated EMM guide: supports safer medication use in hospitals

16 November, 2017

As many as one in nine doses of medicine administered in hospitals are associated with a clinical error.

Hysterectomies overly used in Australia

30 October, 2017

A new standard provides clinicians with options for treating women with heavy periods.

Making a statement on mental health

16 October, 2017 by Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

New guide to recognising and responding to deterioration in a person's mental state.

The Royal Brisbane and Women's chooses wisely to improve patient care

15 August, 2017

The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) is one of a number of leading Australian hospitals working to reduce duplicate or unnecessary healthcare practices as part of the Choosing Wisely Australia initiative.

State-of-the-art instrument reprocessing during CSSD refurbishment – the Mobile CSSD from Miele Professional

24 April, 2017

Miele Professional launched at the end of last year the complete CSSD portfolio into the Australian market.

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