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ACOC Module 5: Resources and Tools DRAFT
Transcript of ACOC Module 5: Resources and Tools DRAFT
Using resources and tools The Hamilton LTC BP Workgroup:
Best Practices Acute Change of Condition in LTC Resource Kit 2007 Resources: Pearls… Preventing ACOCs from developing is the ideal goal.
Teamwork is key in the identification of an ACOC.
Know the baseline health status of your residents. More Pearls... Ensure open communication within the team and effective documentation practices.
Remember that residents with a recent hospitalization, an acute illness or other event that may have disrupted the stability of their health are at risk of an ACOC
Early detection of ACOC signs and symptoms can help to avoid poor outcomes and negative impact on quality of life. Acute Change Of Condition (ACOC)
in Long-Term Care: What front-line caregivers…
PSWs and RPNs need to know Prepared by:
Diane MacEachern RN(EC) BScN NP-PHC MScN(c)
Central East Community Care Access Centre, NPSTAT What is an ACOC?
Why worry about an ACOC?
How do we use our senses to identify an ACOC?
How do we communicate about ACOC? Recall: http://goo.gl/nB7vC