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Spring newsletter

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Fact sheet

Accreditation

01/09/2017

Vision Day Surgeries

All Vision Eye Institute day surgeries, and many of our consulting clinics, are fully certified against the ISO 9001 accreditation scheme, an internationally recognised quality management system which is the standard accepted by the Federal Government.

From 2013, all Vision Day Surgeries have also been accredited against the National Safety and Quality Health Services (NSQHS) Standards, which is a mandatory requirement for all licensed hospitals and day surgery facilities.

Accreditation is conducted on-site by an independent team of expert health professionals, who review the safety and quality of the service provided by Vision Day Surgeries and Vision Eye Institute.

An annual surveillance audit is conducted to ensure that processes are monitored, maintained and reviewed, and that continual improvements are implemented. A re-certification audit is conducted every 3 years. All safety and quality processes within the day surgery are assessed to ensure the standards required by ISO 9001 and the NSQHS are met.

National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards

  1. Governance for Safety and Quality in Health Service Organisations which describes the quality framework required for health service organisations to implement safe systems.
  2. Partnering with Consumers which describes the systems and strategies to create a consumer-centred health system by including consumers in the development and design of quality health care.
  3. Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections which describes the systems and strategies to prevent infection of patients within the healthcare system and to manage infections effectively when they occur to minimise the consequences.
  4. Medication Safety which describes the systems and strategies to ensure clinicians safely prescribe, dispense and administer appropriate medicines to informed patients.
  5. Patient Identification and Procedure Matching which describes the systems and strategies to identify patients and correctly match their identity with the correct treatment.
  6. Clinical Handover which describes the systems and strategies for effective clinical communication whenever accountability and responsibility for a patient’s care is transferred.
  7. Blood and Blood Products which describes the systems and strategies for the safe, effective and appropriate management of blood and blood products, so the patients receiving blood are safe.
  8. Preventing and Managing Pressure Injuries which describes the systems and strategies to prevent patients developing pressure injuries and best-practice management when pressure injuries occur.
  9. Recognising and Responding to Clinical Deterioration in Acute Health Care which describes the systems and processes to be implemented by health service organisations to respond effectively to patients when their clinical condition deteriorates.
  10. Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls which describes the systems and strategies to reduce the incidence of patient falls in health service organisations and best-practice management when falls do occur.

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