Clinical Procedure Safety

Overview

The Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) is working with the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) to improve patient safety and the quality of clinical care of patients undergoing clinical procedures by preventing incorrect patient, incorrect procedure and incorrect site incidents and reducing the occurrence of incidents associated with clinical procedures.


NSW Health policy

The Clinical Procedure Safety policy directive (PD2014_036) addresses clinical care and patient safety risks associated with clinical procedures, improves matching of the patient to the correct procedure, improves communication within the procedural team and between the patient and the procedural team, and reduces the number of clinical procedure related incidents. This policy replaces the Correct Patient, Correct Procedure and Correct Site (PD2007_079) policy directive.


Resources

Level 3 Checklists

The following checklists comply with the NSW Health Clinical Procedure Safety PD2014_036 requirements for a Level 3 procedure checklist.

Level 2 Checklists

The following checklists may assist health services comply with the NSW Health Clinical Procedure Safety PD2014_036 documentation requirements for Level 2 procedures.

Level 1 Checklists

The following checklists may assist health services comply with the NSW Health Clinical Procedure Safety PD2014_036 documentation requirements for Level 1 procedures.

Other checklists

Local health districts and speciality health networks may choose to modify the format of the state level approved checklist and may add additional items. To assist in this process the content of the checklist is provided in Excel format.


Case Studies

The case studies below are provided as a resource for health care facilities to use during implementation of the Clinical Procedure Safety PD2014_036. Each case study is based on an incident reported to the Incident Information Management System (IIMS) and the action required is based on requirements from the Clinical Procedure Safety PD2014_036.


Links

Minimum Standards for Safe Procedural Sedation
http://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/