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Consenting to risk
Consenting to risk

Understanding risk and how it applies in any given context is essential when providing informed consent. Therefore, ensuring such understanding is part of our role when delivering any kind of healthcare.

Consent
COVID-19/Infection control
Person-centred care
Risk management
A clinical governance perspective on politics, politics aside
A clinical governance perspective on politics, politics aside

The challenges which COVID-19 presents to clinical governance has required intervention at the government level to promote safe, quality care in the context of a pandemic.

Consent
COVID-19/Infection control
Person-centred care
When risk changes
When risk changes

When risk changes, governance of that risk must also change. In addition to proactive, continuous assessment of risks, clinical governance involves planning, implementing and reviewing measures to reduce the risk of harm, and support our duty of care.

COVID-19/Infection control
Data
Person-centred care
Risk management
What does clinical governance mean in 2021?
What does clinical governance mean in 2021?

Clinical governance has attracted fresh limelight in recent times in the context of a pandemic, intense public scrutiny of our aged care and disability systems, and concomitant acceleration of digital health.

Aged care
COVID-19/Infection control
Digital health
Disability
Person-centred care
Royal Commissions
Fostering a culture of safety during COVID-19
Fostering a culture of safety during COVID-19

Dr. Diana Badcock, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director of Clinical Governance at Bendigo Health describes the steps they are taking to encourage a positive workplace culture in a stressful and volatile working environment and why this is important for safe and quality patient care.

COVID-19/Infection control
Workforce
Meet CHRIS: The reporting system that rose to the challenge of sharing real-time bi-national ICU bed capacity data
Meet CHRIS: The reporting system that rose to the challenge of sharing real-time bi-national ICU bed capacity data

Dr. Stephen Warrillow, Director of ICU at Austin Health discusses the level of collaboration it took to get a real-time view of all ICUs to help those responsible for deploying and co-ordinating resources during COVID-19.

COVID-19/Infection control
Data
Risk management
Using simulation for workforce upskilling and systems testing
Using simulation for workforce upskilling and systems testing

Tess Vawser from the Epworth talks through the challenge of implementing a COVID-19 rapid education plan and hospital readiness systems testing across multiple sites.

COVID-19/Infection control
Training & education
Telehealth triage and clinics for outpatients - the new norm?
Telehealth triage and clinics for outpatients - the new norm?

Wanda Stelmach from Northern Health talks through the challenge of maintaining outpatient clinics during COVID-19.

COVID-19/Infection control
Empowerment through communication; guiding our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through the pandemic
Empowerment through communication; guiding our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through the pandemic

Dr Hung The Nguyen talks through the challenge of providing accurate health information that is culturally appropriate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities and how his clinic addressed this challenge.

Communication
COVID-19/Infection control
Cultural safety
Engagement
Health literacy
Primary & Community Care
COVID 'suspect' testing; challenging the assumptions
COVID 'suspect' testing; challenging the assumptions

Professor Harvey Newnham talks through how Alfred Health is keeping patients suspected of having COVID-19 safe while in the hospital by reducing their time in isolation.

COVID-19/Infection control
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