Our Quality & Safety Performance

National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards

The National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS) provide a nationally consistent and uniform set of measures of safety and quality for application across health care services, which Burnside Hospital complies with.

 

  1. Governance for Safety and Quality in Health Service Organisations which describes the quality framework required for health service organisations to implement safe systems.
  2. Partnering with Consumers which describes the systems and strategies to create a consumer-centred health system by including consumers in the development and design of quality health care.
  3. Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections which describes the systems and strategies to prevent infection of patients within the healthcare system and to manage infections effectively when they occur to minimise the consequences.
  4. Medication Safety which describes the systems and strategies to ensure clinicians safely prescribe, dispense and administer appropriate medicines to informed patients.
  5. Patient Identification and Procedure Matching which describes the systems and strategies to identify patients and correctly match their identity with the correct treatment.
  6. Clinical Handover which describes the systems and strategies for effective clinical communication whenever accountability and responsibility for a patient’s care is transferred.
  7. Blood and Blood Products which describes the systems and strategies for the safe, effective and appropriate management of blood and blood products so the patients receiving blood are safe.
  8. Preventing and Managing Pressure Injuries which describes the systems and strategies to prevent patients developing pressure injuries and best practice management when pressure injuries occur.
  9. Recognising and Responding to Clinical Deterioration in Acute Health Care which describes the systems and processes to be implemented by health service organisations to respond effectively to patients when their clinical condition deteriorates.
  10. Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls which describes the systems and strategies to reduce the incidence of patient falls in health service organisations and best practice management when falls do occur.

 

Please click here to view the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards in full.

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