Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Facility Managers, Allied Health Workers, Aboriginal Health Workers, and Aboriginal Liaison officers.
Series: RACEPC Communicate | Facility Challenge Series
Title: Recognising and Responding to Clinical Deterioration in an Aged Care Setting
Aged Care Staff play an enormous role in residents’ later years. Recognising and responding to deterioration of a resident in aged care is a vital clinical tool. This allows for clear communication with facility staff, family, and carers.
Accurate recognition allows for the resident or patient to have exceptional personalised care and staff are prepared to care in accordance with a resident values, preferences, and goals of care.
Recognising and responding to deterioration minimises escalation and transitions from preferred place of care. It supports facilities to ensure medications are prescribed and deprescribed, families are aware of care and symptoms and lastly it can assist with futile hospital or medical interventions.
1. Identify stages of resident deterioration.
2. Identify actions required to prepare facility, staff, resident, and family for stages of deterioration, advancing disease, increasing decline, last days of life and terminal phase.
3. Identify appropriate palliative and end of life care tools.