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Strengthening Care Outcomes for Residents with Evidence
As part of its Strengthening Care Outcomes for Residents with Evidence initiative (SCORE), the Department of Health commissioned the Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care (ACEBAC) to develop and pilot evidence based standardised care processes (SCPs) to support Victorian Health Services operating aged care homes to provide high quality care to residents.
The SCPs have been refined, taking into account available evidence and input from those sites engaged in the pilot during 2009. Copies of the final SCPs and the summary final evaluation report are available.
Organisations wanting to translate evidence into practice using the standarised care processes in residential aged care services, need to consider:
Organisational readiness and leadership in relation to change is integral to the implementation of evidence based practice.
Categories of clinical risks identified through SCORE were:
The following ten areas of risk were prioritised and evidence based care processes were developed.
These are now available and cover the following areas:
Standardised care processes developed through SCORE
Standardised care process - choking (138kb, pdf)