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Acute coronary syndrome (Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard​)

628778 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
For the purposes of the Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard (ACSQHC 2014), an acute coronary syndrome results from a sudden blockage of a blood vessel in the heart, typically by a blood clot (thrombosis) that reduces blood supply to a portion of heart muscle. Where the blockage is severe enough to lead to injury or death of the heart muscle, the event is called an acute myocardial infarction (or ‘heart attack’). Depending on the duration of the ischaemia and the extent of damage to t...
Standard: Health

Adenoma

697241 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A benign (non-cancerous) growth which has specific characteristics that can be seen using pathology testing techniques (proliferation of neoplastic epithelial cells). Adenomas may be protuberant, flat or depressed. Some adenomas may change over time and develop into malignant growths (cancers).
Standard: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Bacterial meningitis (Antimicrobial stewardship clinical care standard)

629062 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
For the purposes of the Antimicrobial stewardship clinical care standard (ACSQHC 2014), bacterial meningitis is defined as inflammation of the meninges by a bacterium (bacterial m.).
Standard: Health

Colonoscopist

697248 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A clinician with the necessary qualifications and training who performs the colonoscopy. This may be a physician, surgeon, general practitioner or nurse. In a health service organisation, this person will be credentialed to perform colonoscopy within their scope of practice and have demonstrated suitability to do so in accordance with local requirements and with reference to the requirements of the relevant national professional body.
Standard: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Colonoscopy

697166 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
An examination of the entire large bowel using a camera on a flexible tube, which is passed through the anus (CCA 2017).
Standard: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Deep vein thrombosis

697219 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Blockage in the deep veins of the legs, thighs, or pelvis, caused by the clotting of blood.
Standard: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Delirium (Delirium clinical care standard)

628579 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
For the purposes of the Delirium clinical care standard (ACSQHC 2015), delirium is defined as an acute change in mental status that is common among older patients in hospital (Clinical Epidemiology and Health Service Evaluation Unit 2006). It is characterised by a disturbance of consciousness, attention, cognition and perception that develops over a short period of time (usually hours to a few days) (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence 2010; Inouye 2014). Patients with delirium...
Standard: Health

Heavy menstrual bleeding

667292 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Heavy menstrual bleeding is excessive menstrual blood loss which interferes with a person's physical, emotional, social and material quality of life, and which can occur alone or in combination with other symptoms (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 2016).
Standard: Health, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Hip fracture (Hip fracture care clinical care standard)

629165 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
For the purposes of the Hip fracture care clinical care standard (ACSQHC 2015a), hip fracture is a break occurring at the top of the thigh bone (femur), near the pelvis.
Standard: Health

Inflammatory bowel disease

697238 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (NICE 2011).
Standard: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Non-ST-segment-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS) (Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard)

629404 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
For the purposes of the Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard (ACSQHC 2014), a non-ST-segment-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS) is when a myocardial infarction is either short-lived or affects only a small territory of the heart muscle (myocardium). An electrocardiogram (ECG) will often show either no abnormality or subtle changes. It is also known as a non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Unstable angina is also included in the scope of NSTEACS.
Standard: Health

Osteoarthritis

644538 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A clinical syndrome of joint pain accompanied by varying degrees of functional limitation and reduced quality of life. Pain, reduced function and effects on a person’s ability to carry out their day-to-day activities can be important consequences. Osteoarthritis is characterised pathologically by localised loss of articular cartilage (cartilage lining the articular ends of the bones), as well as changes to bone and other joint structures and associated inflammation.
Standard: Health

Pulmonary embolism

697221 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A blood clot that breaks off from the deep veins and travels round the circulation to block the arteries in the lung (pulmonary arteries). Most deaths arising from deep vein thrombosis are caused by pulmonary embolism (NICE 2015).
Standard: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Severe sepsis (Antimicrobial stewardship clinical care standard)

629064 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
For the purposes of the Antimicrobial stewardship clinical care standard (ACSQHC 2014), severe sepsis is the systematic response to an infection manifested by organ dysfunction, hypoperfusion or hypotension combined with one or more of the following: fever, tachypnoea, elevated white cell count (Antibiotic Expert Groups 2014).
Standard: Health

ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) (Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard)

629401 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
For the purposes of the Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard (ACSQHC 2014), an ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is one type of acute coronary syndrome. It is when a myocardial infarction is prolonged, leading to more severe and sustained chest pain. An electrocardiogram (ECG) will usually show ST-segment-elevation.
Standard: Health

Venous thromboembolism

697217 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
The blocking of a blood vessel by a clot that has broken away from its site of origin. It includes both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (NICE 2015).
Standard: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

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