Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard – Educational Webinar
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) will be conducting a number of educational sessions using webinar facilities to promote the use of the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard and highlight resources developed by the Commission to help with its implementation. These sessions will have no cost to participants. The first of these webinar sessions will be targeted towards nurses working in endoscopy units. This session will be hosted by the Gastroenterological Nurses College of Australia (GENCA) on the 11th August at 7pm (EST). All nurses are welcome and do not have to be a member of GENCA.
A certificate of attendance will be provided by GENCA to all attendees and this can be contributed to CPD points.
The Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard was developed by the Commission following consultation and development of a national safety and quality model for colonoscopy (the safety and quality model). The development of a clinical care standard was an integral component of the safety and quality model. The Commission collaborated and consulted with consumers, clinicians, researchers and health organisations during the development of the safety and quality model and many of these groups were represented on the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard Topic Working Group. The clinical care standard complements existing efforts that support care of patients undergoing colonoscopy for screening and diagnostic purposes, including state and territory-based initiatives. It is expected that colonoscopy will be provided by a health service organisation that has been assessed to the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS Standards). The NSQHS Standards require that all hospitals and day services providing colonoscopy in Australia are to be accredited to the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard.
For more information about the development of this clinical care standard and the indicators, visit: www.safetyandquality.gov.au/ccs.