Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Safety & quality: Other resources

This page contains educational resources that are related to the area of Safety and Quality.

NSQHS standards - live literature searches

These PubMed live searches provide updated results for 11 topics aligned to the Australian National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. They have been developed, tested and endorsed as part of the HeLiNS (Health Libraries for the National Standards) Research Project, a joint initiative of HLA and HLI (Health Libraries Inc).

Highlights:

  • Searches have been created by a librarian with expertise in searching for evidence on health.
  • Aimed at clinicians working in Australian hospitals who wish to find evidence to support best practice in line with Australian National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

The searches:

WebsiteAdvance care planning

WebsiteBlood management

WebsiteClinical handover

WebsiteDelirium

WebsiteDeteriorating patient

WebsiteFalls prevention

WebsiteInfection prevention

WebsiteMedical safety

WebsitePartnering with consumers

WebsitePressure injuries

WebsiteWound management

Additional information about the searches and advanced options/tips can be accessed here:https://www.alia.org.au/groups/HLA/nsqhs-standards-live-literature-searches

webAIRS

webAIRS is a web-based anaesthetic incident reporting system available to all anaesthetic departments in Australia and New Zealand. The system was developed by the Australian and New Zealand Tripartite Anaesthetic Data Committee (ANZTADC).


Resource library from ACSQHC

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has a Resource library, which can be filtered by resource type and year of publication.

Visit the Resource library here.

Patientsafe Blog

Patientsafe has been created, composed primarily of frontline healthcare staff who understand and have an interest in patient safety. Their mission is to identify patient safety hazards and implement the most effective sustainable solutions. They do this through the use of human factors engineering and involving interested parties.

Patientsafe communicate closely with experts from human factors, marketing, and senior bodies in healthcare. Feedback is encouraged from interested health professionals. Patientsafe has no financial interest with any of the products on this website.

For more information visithttps://patientsafe.wordpress.com/, subscribe to their updates, and/or follow them on Twitter@patientsafe3

Stop before you block

Stop Before You Block (SB4YB) is an initiative that started at Nottingham University Hospital in 2010 following a series of inadvertent wrong-sided nerve blocks. Below are some resources for anaesthesia departments to use in in the operating theatre and for educational purposes, and to help individual anaesthetists to take part in the “Stop before you block” campaign, supported by ANZCA.

Safety Practices for Interventional Pain Procedures

Safety Practices for Interventional Pain Procedures

These safety practices have been developed by the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) to highlight the important elements in the safe performance of interventional pain procedures. They suggest that adherence to these practices will help decrease the risk of preventable complications.

WebsiteVisit the Safety Practices for Interventional Pain Procedures page on the SIS website for access to the free modules.

For additional information about the indications and technical aspects that yield improved treatment outcomes, there are many resources available through the SIS website, please note many of these are paid access resources.

Patient safety modules

Patient safety modules - Multimedia

AccessAnesthesiology gives access to online modules that provide you with an introduction to the core concepts of patient safety in an interactive and self-paced learning environment. Click on the images above, or this link to access these modules.

ANZCA acknowledges the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present, and emerging.

ANZCA acknowledges and respects Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and is committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, fostering the college’s relationship with Māori, supporting Māori fellows and trainees, and striving to improve the health of Māori.