- The Victorian Department of Health and the Australian Centre for Evidence Based Care (ACEBAC) have developed evidence based Standardised Care Processes (SCPs), for high-risk clinical areas in care settings for older people.
- The SCPs help Victorian Public Sector Residential Aged Care Services (PSRACS) to provide high-quality care by building knowledge, and capability and encourage providers to go beyond compliance in areas of clinical risk.
- SCPs are a clinical resource that enables best practice. They are available for all health professionals and residential aged care providers.
Evidence-based practice requires organisational readiness and at times, change leadership. Before using the SCPs, services should consider:
- the clinical risks onsite
- the skills, training, and competency of staff
- access to equipment and supplies
- access to medical, allied health and other services
- ongoing educational support to embed practice
- congruency and governance of linked policies and procedures.
A series of evidence-based standardised care processes have been developed for high risk clinical areas in care settings for older people.
Reviewed 30 November 2023