​Safety & Quality Resources

Noradrenaline Survey Results and Discussion​

 In 2014, the ANZICS Safety and Quality Committee was asked to investigate the potential patient safety issue of variability in noradrenaline infusion concentrations across Australia and New Zealand.  The Committee survey ICU Directors to determine current practice and seek opinion as to the importance of standardisation​ of noradrenaline infusion concentration as a patient safety issue.

Noradrenaline Survey Results and Discussion

ANZICS Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy Statement​

The ANZICS Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy Consensus Statement was developed by the ANZICS Safety and Quality Committee in 2010. This statement was derived from the results of a survey of the ANZICS Membership. It is considered a guide of current best practice in the area. The statement was updated in 2014 following a review of literature published since the initial statement. ​The Committee strongly encourages feedback on the statement, as it is considered a 'living' document which is available for regular update as new evidence to guide practice in this area becomes available. 

2014 ANZICS Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy Consensus Statement

To provide feedback please send an email to Safety & Quality Executive Officer Jennifer Holmes​.​

Useful Safety & Quality Links

ACI Intensive Care Coordination and Monitoring Unit (ICCMU) http://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/networks/intensive-care

Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) http://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare http://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/ ​ ​​ 

CDC National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/about-nhsn/index

CDC's Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/guidelines/bsi-guidelines-2011.pdf

CDC Patient Safety Manual

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov 

Clinical Excellence Commission (NSW)  http://www.cec.health.nsw.gov.au 

College of Intensive Care Medicine – Guidelines on Quality Improvement


Hand Hygiene Australia http://www.hha.org.au/hha-nhhi.aspx​​

Institute for Healthcare Improvement – Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Glossary http://www.ihi.org/education/IHIOpenSchool/resources/Pages/Tools/QualityImprovementAndPatientSafetyGlossary.aspx

Institute for Healthcare Improvement – IHI Open School 'The Science of Improvement on a Whiteboard!'


National Health Service http://www.nhs.uk/​ 

Queensland Health Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention https://www.health.qld.gov.au/chrisp/default.asp

Tasmanian Infection and Prevention and Control Unit (TIPCU) http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/tasmanian_infection_prevention_and_control_unit

Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance System (VICNISS) https://www.vicniss.org.au 

Document type
2014 The ANZICS Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy Consensus Statement25/11/2014 3:13 PMStatements
ANZICS Central Line Insertion & Maintenance Guideline April 201227/10/2014 12:56 PMGuidelines; Publications
ANZICS Central Line Insertion Checklist6/01/2016 10:32 AMForms; Guidelines; Policies
ANZICS Central Line Insertion Checklist6/01/2016 10:31 AMForms; Guidelines; Publications
ANZICS Central Line Insertion Compliance Calculator6/01/2016 10:31 AMGuidelines
ANZICS CLABSI Prevention made easy Postcard6/01/2016 10:30 AMGuidelines; Policies; Publications
ANZICS CLABSI Prevention Poster6/01/2016 10:43 AMForms; Publications
ANZICS CLABSI Prevention Project Final Report6/01/2016 10:42 AMStatements; Publications; Committee reports
ANZICS CLABSI rate calculator6/01/2016 10:41 AMAudit tools
ANZICS CORE CLABSI User Guide 20136/01/2016 10:41 AMGuidelines; Publications; Statements
ANZICS Safety & Quality Noradrenaline survey results and discussion Special Bulletin Dec 201410/12/2014 1:45 PMPublications; Survey results
ANZICS VAP Survey Report 200927/10/2014 11:24 AMSurvey results
ANZICS weekly central line-day count6/01/2016 10:32 AMForms; Guidelines
ANZICS_Insertion&maintenance_guideline2012_046/01/2016 10:34 AMGuidelines
CLABSI Surveillance Program User Guide27/10/2014 12:47 PMGuidelines
CLABSI Surveillance Report 2012_1327/10/2014 12:46 PMResearch report; Publications
Clinical Handover Report23/09/2015 3:33 PMCommittee reports; Research report
Final Report ANZICS CLABSI Prevention Project 201227/10/2014 5:11 PMCommittee reports
Joint-ANZICS-and-CICM-Rapid-Response-Systems-Position-Statement27/03/2017 10:59 AMStatements; Publications; Guidelines
S&Q Terms of Reference February 201731/05/2017 12:18 PMTerms of reference
SQAO 2009 Program27/10/2014 11:30 AMConference and event materials
SQAO 2010 Program27/10/2014 11:31 AMConference and event materials
SQAO 2011 Program27/10/2014 11:36 AMConference and event materials
SQAO 2012 Program27/10/2014 11:31 AMConference and event materials
SQAO 2013 Program27/10/2014 11:31 AMConference and event materials
SQAO 2014 Program27/10/2014 11:32 AMConference and event materials