Standard 5: Comprehensive Care

Minimising patient harm

Criterion: Minimising patient harm

Patients at risk of specific harm are identified, and clinicians deliver targeted strategies to prevent and manage harm.

The screening actions in this standard aim to identify the patients who are at the greatest risk of harm while receiving health care. The specific risks identified in this criterion are areas in which at-risk patients are commonly harmed. Implementing targeted, best-practice strategies can prevent or minimise the risk of these specific harms:

  • Pressure injuries
  • Falls
  • Poor nutrition
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Unpredictable behaviour
  • Restrictive practices.


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Last updated 12th March, 2019 at 07:37pm