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.
COVID-19 Clinical Governance
COVID-19 has challenged healthcare systems across the world. There's never been a more important time to share information and continuous improvement initiatives with our colleagues.
Along with written articles, you will find a video series hosted by Director of AICG, Melanie Hay, where she interviews clinicians across the country who have faced a challenge in light of the COVID pandemic within their organisation. She reviews the solutions that have been put in place and explores the outcomes that have occurred. This is a publicly available series.
AICG Articles | COVID-19/Infection control
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wanda Stelmach from Northern Health talks through the challenge of maintaining outpatient clinics during COVID-19.
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.
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.