The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards, September 2011 were developed to drive the implementation and use of safety and quality systems and improve the quality of health service provision in Australia. The Standards also provide a nationally consistent statement of the level of care consumers should be able to expect from health services.
Victorian public hospitals and public health services will be reporting under this accreditation scheme. Health services will be assessed to the national standards at the next organisational wide accreditation visit scheduled after 1 January 2013.
The following transfusion tools and links have been aligned to assist meeting Standard 7 Blood and Blood Products
Health service organisations have in place systems for the safe and appropriate prescribing and clinical use of blood and blood-products.
The clinical workforce accurately records a patient’s blood and blood product transfusion history, indications for and use of blood and blood products.
Health services organisations have systems to receive, store, collect, transport and monitor wastage of blood and blood products safely and efficiently
Patients and carers are informed about the risks benefits of using blood and blood products and the available alternatives when a treatment plan is developed.
Please note that all information and policies are only current at the time the tool is sent and individual hospitals should be contacted to ascertain current policies and practices. The tools are not endorsed by Blood Matters unless stated otherwise. Information sharing occurs on the understanding that due acknowledgement will be given to the original source. Permission should be sought from the original source before any policy, protocol or guidelines are used or applied in another setting.
To include any tools or provide feedback on tools available please contact:
Blood Matters Program
Phone: (61 3) 9096 9037