This helps staff gather, record and communicate essential information when a resident needs medical attention after-hours. It supports decision-making about what service is best to contact in any given instance and ensures swift and accurate communication.
The checklist is based on the ISBAR communication tool, assists staff when a resident is unwell, and support is required.
For more information on examples of types of low to medium acuity conditions referred to in this resource, please visit Medical referral options for residents in aged care homes.
It can be printed as an A4 notepad or used digitally and distributed to all nursing stations.