Assessing the deteriorating resident

STOP AND WATCH – EARLY WARNING COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

This is an early warning communication system that Personal Care Workers (PCAs) or other RACF staff can use to alert a nurse if they notice something different in a resident’s daily care routine.

Stop and Watch’ alert tool  see here.

How to use the tool – Stop and Watch Poster Click here.

This tool aims to make it easier for everyone to recognise and talk about signs that a resident’s overall health may be declining. Click here for more information.

RECOGNISING AND REPORTING CHANGES IN RESIDENT’S HEALTH

This education and training package has been developed by  the Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care (ACEBAC).

This eight module (10 hour) package is for personal care assistants (PCAs) and has been developed to support PCAs to recognise changes in a resident’s health status and report these to the appropriate person in the facility. The package is interactive and engaging and was developed using principles of adult learning. Click here to find out more.