Residential Aged Care

 

COVID-19 | Aged Care Sector

Victorian specific COVID-19 resources and information for aged care providers on preventing, planning for and managing COVID-19 outbreaks in Victorian residential aged care services.

For Australian Government resources for the Aged Care Sector on managing COVID-19, visit the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission website and the Commonwealth Department of Health website.
 
Key COVID-19 Resources

NIK T34 Syringe Driver | Education Resource

(14 August 2020)

Sustainability

  • A Link Nurse Network has been established to share ideas and resources across RACFs via PATSI meetings
  • Linkages with Key Stakeholders to ensure shared resources and common goals and identify activities that support the implementation of the processes
  • Ongoing training on ‘Palliative Approach’ is planned for facilities across the Southern Region and expressions of interest
  • The website will continue to post relevant links, resources and information

Current Activities

Currently the consortium has a focus on supporting RACFs to review their current practices around the provision of palliative care. The Deceased Resident File Audit assists facilities to develop their auditing skills. By reviewing the files of deceased residents, facilities can identify their current practice standards and opportunities for improvement.

In addition, the project worker can assist facilities to review their documentation, policies and procedures, resources and educational requirements. In addition, the relationship with specialist palliative care and residential in-reach teams can be strengthened.

On site education and support can be offered to project participants, with the intended outcome of improved palliative experiences for residents, family and staff.

For information on current activities, please contact Consortium Manager Tanja Bahro at tanja.bahro@smrpcc.org.au.

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