Clinical care standard indicators: Acute Anaphylaxis
Identifying and definitional attributes
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The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has produced these indicators to support health service organisations to monitor how well they are implementing the care recommended in the Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard. The indicators included in this specification are a tool to support local clinical quality improvement and may be used to support other quality assurance and peer review activities.
The goal of the Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard is to improve the recognition of anaphylaxis, and the provision of appropriate treatment and follow-up care.
The Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard relates to the care provided to adults, children and infants when they are experiencing anaphylaxis – from initial presentation to a healthcare setting or first clinical contact in the community, through to discharge and planning for follow-up care. It also applies to many patients who experience anaphylaxis while in a healthcare facility.
The Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard does not include:
This standard applies to care provided in the following care settings:
A clinical care standard contains a small number of quality statements that describe the clinical care expected for a specific clinical condition or procedure. Indicators are included for some quality statements to help health service organisations monitor how well they are implementing the care recommended in the clinical care standard.
The quality statements that are included in the Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard are as follows:
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