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Choosing Wisely

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.

Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society: 5 Things

Rapid Response Systems

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.

Joint Position Statement on RRS in Australian and New Zealand and the Roles of Intensive Care

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.

ANZICS Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy Consensus Statement​​​

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

Useful Safety & Quality Links

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

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

CDC Patient Safety Manual

College of Intensive Care Medicine – Professional Documents https://www.cicm.org.au/Resources/Professional-Documents#Policies

Hand Hygiene Australia http://www.hha.org.au

Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand https://www.hqsc.govt.nz/

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) – Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit   http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Tools/Quality-Improvement-Essentials-Toolkit.aspx

Intensive Care NSW http://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/networks/intensive-care

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

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

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

UK National Health Service (NHS) http://www.nhs.uk/

Victorian Department of Health & Human Services