In 2016, a working group from the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society and The College of Intensive Care Medicine developed, refined and published five recommendations to reduce the number of unnecessary tests and interventions performed in intensive care as part of the Choosing Wisely Australia initiative.
In 2016, a working group from the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society and The College of Intensive Care Medicine developed a joint position statement to provide clarity for the intensive care community in the current and future practice of Rapid Response Systems for the deteriorating patient.
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.
To provide feedback please send an email to Safety & Quality Executive Officer Jennifer Holmes.
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) https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/about-nhsn
CDC’s Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/guidelines/bsi-guidelines-2011.
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