Identifying 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 about a resident’s condition during their daily care routine.
Click here to access the ‘Stop and Watch’ alert tool.
THE SPICT TOOL – IDENTIFYING RESIDENT DECLINE
This tool aims to make it easier for everyone to recognise and talk about signs that a resident’s overall health may be declining.
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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) to support PCAs to recognise changes in a resident’s health status and report those changes appropriately. The package is interactive and engaging and adult learning principles.
Click here to find out more.