As Victoria’s healthcare safety and quality improvement agency, one of our key priority areas is monitoring and reducing hospital associated complications (HACs).
In 2019, the Australian Commission in Safety and Quality in Healthcare identified 16 preventable HACs that healthcare services are expected to monitor. A review of these showed trends of increased HACs in six areas that correlated with COVID-19 peaks: pressure injuries, falls, respiratory complications, venous thromboembolism, gastrointestinal bleeding, and delirium.
We’re holding a HAC Summit to explore how HAC data is used and to provide an opportunity for healthcare services to share experiences, evidence, and solutions to reduce HACs during times of high system pressure.
All health system leaders, improvement specialists, consumers, clinicians, researchers, and data experts with an interest in preventing increasing HAC trends during times of high system pressure are invited to participate in this event. We encourage participants from metropolitan, regional and rural communities and health services to attend.
How to register
The HACs Summit is an in-person event that will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday 7 February 2023, 10.00 – 4.00pm.