Department of Health

Key messages

  • 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.
  • The new standardised care process on incontinence is available below.

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 28 December 2023


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