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Jan 15

Embedding safety & quality into everyday practice, words and deeds

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Once upon a time when I first took on a role in safety and quality, the most common response I had from clinical managers when I followed up with outcomes of clinical audits and/or clinical indicators was ‘patient comes first, quality comes second, I don’t have time for quality activities’…I was frustrated and disappointed whenever … Continue reading Embedding safety & quality into everyday practice, words and deeds

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Oct 14

Preventing & Controlling Infection Highlights: 3 Big Take Aways

The ‘Preventing & Controlling Infection’ Conference was held at the Novotel Sydney Central on the 17th & 18th September this year. The event attracted delegates from all over the country who were interested in hearing case studies and strategies to successfully comply with Standard 3 and prevent Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs). Acute health organisations from … Continue reading Preventing & Controlling Infection Highlights: 3 Big Take Aways

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Jul 14

The biggest problem facing Australian hospitals

In the build up to the Strengthening Clinical Handover conference Chris May, Katrina Lewis & Maree Johnson have all been kind enough to give us a small insight into some of the key questions that hospitals are asking when it comes to becoming successfully accredited for the National Standards. With over 40 years worth of … Continue reading The biggest problem facing Australian hospitals

04
Jul 14

Clinical Handover: Best practice as suggested by experts

In the build up to the Strengthening Clinical Handover conference Chris May, Katrina Lewis & Maree Johnson have all been kind enough to give us a small insight into some of the key questions that hospitals are asking when it comes to becoming successfully accredited for NSQHS Standard 6. With over 40 years worth of … Continue reading Clinical Handover: Best practice as suggested by experts

03
Jul 14

Examining Vascular Access with Tim Spencer

Effective use of vascular access devices are vital in preventing and controlling Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI’s). Tim Spencer is the President of the Australian Vascular Access Society and an authority when it comes to appropriately administering the correct procedures. Vascular access is the procedure in which an apparatus is correctly connected to a blood vessel. … Continue reading Examining Vascular Access with Tim Spencer

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Jun 14

Clinical Handover: 3 experts share their advice on getting accredited for NSQHS Standard 6

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In the build up to the Strengthening Clinical Handover conference we’ve had three experts be kind enough to give us a small insight into some of the key questions that hospitals are asking when it comes to becoming successfully accredited for NSQHS Standard 6. Chris May (Director of Emergency Medicine, Redland Hospital) Katrina Lewis (Associate Director of … Continue reading Clinical Handover: 3 experts share their advice on getting accredited for NSQHS Standard 6

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Jun 14

Don’t forget to wash your hands!

It’s a scary thought going into hospital, a place most of us would try and avoid. It’s a place of endless testing, bad lighting, hushed tones and terrible food. Though they make us better right? Surely they make us better! Unfortunately over 200, 000 healthcare associated infections (HAI) occur every year within Australian hospitals. A … Continue reading Don’t forget to wash your hands!

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May 14

Hospitals share their progress on the NSQHS Standards (infographic)

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If you pay regular visits to our blog, you know that here are Criterion we’re big on surveys – what better way to get feedback? So earlier this year we surveyed both public and private hospitals to find out how they feel about the NSQHS standards and their progress made to date. Here’s our 4 biggest … Continue reading Hospitals share their progress on the NSQHS Standards (infographic)