The Patient Safety Unit (PSU) have developed audit tools for facilities to use to collect data in support of evidence in meeting the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) standards.
The suite of documents include the following:
The intent of the Governance for Safety and Quality in Health Service Organisation is to create an integrated governance systems that maintain and improve the reliability and quality of patient care, as well as improve patient outcomes.
The intent of the Partnering with Consumers Standard is to create a health service that is responsive to patient, carer and consumer input and needs.
The intent of this standard is to prevent patients from acquiring preventable healthcare associated infections and effectively manage infections when they occur by using evidence-based strategies. A number of audit tools are available on the Disease and infection prevention internet site that can be used.
The intention of this Standard is to: Ensure competent clinicians safely prescribe, dispense and administer appropriate medicines to informed patients and carers.
The intention of this Standard is to: Correctly identify all patients whenever care is provided and correctly match patients to their intended treatment.
The intent of Clinical Handover Standard is to ensure there is timely, relevant and structured clinical handover that supports safe patient care.
The intent of Blood and Blood Products Standard is to ensure the patients who receive blood and blood products do so appropriately and safely.
The intention of this Standard is to: Prevent patients from developing pressure injuries and effectively managing pressure injuries when they do occur.
The intention of this Standard is to: Ensure a patient's deterioration is recognised promptly, and appropriate action is taken.
The intent of the this standard is to reduce the incidence of patient falls and minimise harm from falls.