The Comprehensive Care Standard is new in Version 2 of the NSQHS Standards, and requires the use of screening and assessment processes with patients, families, carers and other support people as a means of identifying risk of harm and inform comprehensive care planning.
On Tuesday 12 November 2019 at 12 noon the new Comprehensive Care risk assessment tool, associated inter-disciplinary plans of care (IPOCs) and medical order-sets went live in the EMR. Additionally questions about infection risk status, suicide and self-harm and end-of-life have been included in the EMR admission form.
Comprehensive Care comprises of the following nine domains:
- Pressure Injuries
- Poor nutrition and malnutrition
- Delirium/Cognitive impairment
- End of Life
- Occupational Violence and Aggression
- Suicide and Self Harm
- Restrictive Practices
The release of Comprehensive Care is one of the major milestones in Living Best Care ahead of our accreditation in March 2020.