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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

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.

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

http://www.cicm.org.nz/CICM_Media/CICMSite/CICM-Website/Resources/Professional%20Documents/IC-8-Guidelines-on-Quality-Improvement.pdf

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!’

http://www.ihi.org/education/IHIOpenSchool/resources/Pages/BobLloydWhiteboard.aspx

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