Safety and quality update: January 2023

16 January 2023

New this month: Safety alerts, DHAC cosmetic surgery warning, Getinge & Jannsen-Cilag product recalls & ‘Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clinical Care Standard’ review

Safety alerts 

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Join webAIRS to report anaesthetic incidents

Welcome to a new year for anaesthetic incident reporting.

Join webAIRS to report any near misses or harm to patients, discuss at your morbidity and mortality meetings, learn from these adverse events to improve the safety and quality of anaesthesia, and simultaneously gain ANZCA continuing professional development (CPD) points.

For further information please email ANZTDAC.

DHAC warning for consumers seeking cosmetic surgery

The Department of Health and Aged Care has released a guide to the general public on how to find credible information for the types and available practitioners of cosmetic surgery.

This guide includes information on understanding the potential risks of cosmetic surgery, the broadness of the term ‘cosmetic surgeon’ and the importance of patronizing licenced facilities.

More details here.

Review of the Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clinical Care Standard

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare has commenced review of the Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clinical Care Standard. The initial review will incorporate a literature review of the latest evidence and current data on implementation. Feedback is being sought on the relevance and currency of the clinical care standard and related indicators via an online survey until Sunday 12 February.

Last updated 14:19 17.01.2023