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Reporting and clinical governance in aged care: The Serious Incident Response Scheme
Reporting and clinical governance in aged care: The Serious Incident Response Scheme

Effective management of incidents is critical to effective clinical governance and will enable you to manage risks to consumers and improve the quality of care and services you provide.  By systematically recording and investigating incidents, you are better placed to identify trends and issues and to pursue continuous improvement

Data
Incident management
Residential care
Risk management
SIRS
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
Let's take reporting seriously
Let's take reporting seriously

Reporting is not just ‘red tape’ – it is an essential part of clinical governance. Why? Because unless we observe and assess care outcomes and experiences on an ongoing basis - which reporting enables – we cannot effectively identify risks, emerging risks, or areas for improvement.

Data
Incident management
Quality indicators
Risk management
SIRS
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
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
The importance of communication for general practice during a pandemic
The importance of communication for general practice during a pandemic

In Australia, COVID-19 is challenging many aspects of the healthcare system and our frontline practitioners.

Communication
COVID-19/Infection control
Risk management
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