Resources for Care of older people toolkit

The Care of Older People in Acute Hospitals Workgroup undertook a review of the information contained within the Victorian ‘Best care for older people everywhere – The toolkit’ and identified some additional resources with relevance to South Australia which may be useful.  Links to these resources are listed below.


ISBAR mnemonic and SA Health Clinical Handover Policy Directive


The Continence Foundation of Australia


Delirium Care Pathway, University of Wollongong, NSW Department of Health on behalf of the Health Care of Older Australian Standing Committee

Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services (SA)

Management of Dementia in General Practice: Focus on Cognitive and Behaviour

Hospital Dementia Services Project

How to Interact with a Person who has Dementia: An educational resource for undergraduate healthcare students on person centred care


The ‘Spell it out’ Standardised terminology, abbreviations and symbols to be used when communicating

‘How to Guide’ for Reducing Harm from High Risk Medicines

Medication Safety Self Assessment (MSSA) for Australian Hospitals

Medication Safety Self Assessment for Antithrombotic Therapy in Australian Hospitals

Indicators for Quality Use of Medicines in Australian Hospitals tool

The South Australian Incident Management System

Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook -in particular Section D

Continuity in Medication Management – a Handbook for SA hospitals

SA Medication Safety and Pharmaceutical Reform

Mobility, vigour and self-care

SA Health Safety and Quality - Fall and Fall Injury Prevention


DAA Guidelines for the Nutritional Management of Malnutrition in Adult Patients Across the Continuum of Care

SA Health Malnutrition Screening Tool

Person centred practice

Australian Safety and Quality Framework for Health Care

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Patient centred
care: Improving quality and safety through partnerships with patients and consumers

Advance Care Planning: Respecting Patients Choices

Health and Community Services Charter of Rights

Skin integrity

SA Health Safety and Quality Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment

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