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19 Oct 2020
People who may have had their blood glucose levels tested while in quarantine accommodation are being contacted to undergo precautionary screening, due to the potential risk of cross-contamination and infection... Read more...
  • Incident response
29 Jan 2020
The author and blogger Frank Sonnenberg penned “Smart people do stupid things. Stupid people don’t learn from them”. He could have been commenting on sentinel events and lessons learnt from them.... Read more...
  • Incident response
28 Jan 2020
Victorian health services do their best to prevent patients from being harmed and to continuously learn and improve. But we must recognise the personal impact serious adverse events. Hear from Frances, whose husband Anthony suffered terrible complications after emergency surgery.... Read more...
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28 Jan 2020

Victorian health services found more than 600 ways to improve the quality and safety of their care, following the review of the most serious cases of patient harm and death.

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17 Jan 2020
Safer Care Victoria is offering more topics and more places in its popular incident review training in 2020... Read more...
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  • Safety cultures
24 Sep 2019

A better understanding of patterns of risk in perioperative care will help us to manage more complex outcomes, says the latest report from the Victorian Consultative Council on Anaesthetic Morbidity and Mortality (VCCAMM). 

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27 Aug 2019

Ahead of GIANT STEPS 2019 we caught up with one of our speakers, Dr Zoe Wainer, Head of Public Health and Medical Director at Bupa, to learn about how sex differences are critical to all aspects of healthcare and to find out what’s in store for her session.

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22 Aug 2019

Establishing new key performance indicators (KPI) for dialysis and transplantation - and refining existing measures - are among the recommendations from a review of our renal KPI program.

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  • Renal
09 Aug 2019

When patients are unexpectedly harmed or die in a health service, a team of staff come together to find out what happened, why, and how to prevent it from happening again.

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29 Jul 2019

Applications have now closed.

The newly established Victorian Perioperative Consultative Council will oversee, review and monitor perioperative care in Victoria to improve outcomes for patients before, during and after surgical procedures.

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