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This video provides important information about sedative medications. It promotes quality and appropriate use of sedatives in residential aged care services in Australia, in particular antipsychotics and benzodiazepines. It also explains some of the impacts and side effects that should be considered when using these medications, and highlights the importance of informed consent.

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A new educational video for service providers has been produced providing information about open disclosure for aged care providers. The resource is a collaboration between the Commission and online training services provider, Altura Learning.

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Letter to general practitioners and nurse practitioners to seek support in a quality improvement intervention being undertaken in Australian residential aged care services (RACS), to address overprescribing of antibiotics for aged care residents for urinary tract conditions including asymptomatic bacteriuria.

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This quick survey is a reflection tool on urine dipstick practice in your facility.

Is there room for improvement?

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To Dip or Not to Dip (TDONTD) is a quality improvement intervention successfully implemented in UK and Australian aged care homes to improve UTI assessment and antibiotic prescribing appropriateness.

This implementation guide has been drawn from the experiences of homes and champions who have implemented TDONTD, along with feedback from aged care nurses and personal care assistants who have used TDONTD resources.

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This audit tool is part of the Commission’s resource bundle to improve antibiotic use for urinary tract infections in aged care services.

To Dip or Not to Dip audit tool  (PDF  424.01 KB)
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This user guide relates to the 'Clinical Pathway for older people in aged care homes: suspected urinary tract infections (UTIs)'.

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These clinical forms are part of the 'Clinical Pathway for older people in aged care homes: suspected urinary tract infections (UTIs)'.

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Use this discussion guide in consumer advisory body meetings to help start conversations and encourage ideas on important topics.

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This guide is for facilitators to deliver case-based learning to improve antibiotic use for urinary tract infections in aged care services.

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This presentation is an educational tool is part of the Commission’s resource bundle to improve antibiotic use for urinary tract infections in aged care services.

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Infection prevention and control, also known as IPC, are the steps and processes that people can use to reduce the spread of harmful germs and bacteria. People who visit aged care services can help support IPC processes.

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We have released a suite of fact sheets to help providers, aged care workers, and other stakeholders understand the new strengthened Quality Standards and their obligations in meeting them .

The strengthened Quality Standards will come into effect in line with the commencement of the new Aged Care Act.

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Standard 7 - Community
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We have released a suite of fact sheets to help providers, aged care workers, and other stakeholders understand the new strengthened Quality Standards and their obligations in meeting them .

The strengthened Quality Standards will come into effect in line with the commencement of the new Aged Care Act.

Standard 6: Food and dining  (PDF  530.51 KB)
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Standard 6 - Food
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We have released a suite of fact sheets to help providers, aged care workers, and other stakeholders understand the new strengthened Quality Standards and their obligations in meeting them .

The strengthened Quality Standards will come into effect in line with the commencement of the new Aged Care Act.

Strengthened Quality Standard 5 describes the responsibilities of providers to deliver safe and quality clinical care. Good clinical care improves a person’s quality of life, independence, confidence and their feeling of purpose in daily life.

Standard 5: Clinical care  (PDF  537.96 KB)
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Standard 5 - Clinical care
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We have released a suite of fact sheets to help providers, aged care workers, and other stakeholders understand the new strengthened Quality Standards and their obligations in meeting them .

The strengthened Quality Standards will come into effect in line with the commencement of the new Aged Care Act.

Standard 4: The environment  (PDF  540.15 KB)
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Standard 4 - The Environment
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We have released a suite of fact sheets to help providers, aged care workers, and other stakeholders understand the new strengthened Quality Standards and their obligations in meeting them .

The strengthened Quality Standards will come into effect in line with the commencement of the new Aged Care Act.

Strengthened Quality Standard 3 is about the way providers tailor care and services to each person. It's important to understand that the older person has the right to take risks and you need to plan care to support this.

Standard 3: Care and services  (PDF  564.22 KB)
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Standard 3 - Care and Services
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We have released a suite of fact sheets to help providers, aged care workers, and other stakeholders understand the new strengthened Quality Standards and their obligations in meeting them .

The strengthened Quality Standards will come into effect in line with the commencement of the new Aged Care Act.

Standard 2: The organisation  (PDF  556.2 KB)
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