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Challenges for the Aged Care Assessment Team Education Officers. (AEO’s). Vicky Stewart and Debra Ryan. Introduction. National Training Strategy Promote best practice and National consistency in key practices and core processes. Background. Aged Care Assessment Program,(ACAP).

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Challenges for the Aged Care Assessment Team Education Officers

(AEO’s).

Vicky Stewart and Debra Ryan


Introduction

  • National Training Strategy

  • Promote best practice and

  • National consistency in key practices and core processes


Background

  • Aged Care Assessment Program,(ACAP).

  • Cooperative working arrangement

  • Core objective of the ACAP

  • Comprehensively assess the care needs of frail older people


Council of Australian Governments

  • COAG committed $24.2 million over four years from 2005-6.

  • Strengthen the ACAP through improving the

    Timeliness

    Consistency and

    Quality of ACAT assessments.


Historically

There has been minimal nationally consistent training for ACAT members.

Development of an ACAT National Training Strategy.


Components of the National Training Strategy

  • ACAT Education Officer model

  • National Training Resources

  • National ACAP Conference


Roles and responsibilities

  • ACAT National Training Reference Group

  • National Training Coordinator

  • State and Territory Training Coordinators

  • ACAT Education Officers


ACAT National Minimum Training Standards

The ACAT Training Reference Group agreed

to the establishment of a set of ACAT

minimum training standards.


ACAT National Training Strategy Resources

  • Introduction to ACAP Learning Package

    Generic

    Assessors

    Managers

  • ACAT National Delegation Training Package

    Specifically for Delegates of the Secretary

    ACAT Assessors


Demographics


Victoria


Issues that have arisen

  • Considerable variation in local processes

  • Different demands and expectations

  • Different interpretation of the guidelines

  • Different practices


Positives

  • Commitment to the philosophy of ACAT

  • Strong support from ACAS VIC

  • Willingness to adopt new practices


Question?????

Has the training achieved the aim to promote

best practice and national consistency in key

practices and core processes for all ACAT

members?


Method

  • Questionnaires

    3 metro teams, 2 rural teams

    5 managers and 25 clinicians

  • Response rate

    2 teams provided a collective response

    100% Managers

    76% Clinicians.


Results

8 questions


Question 1

Do you think that the orientation/delegation training has been useful?


Question 2

Do you refer to the Aged Care Act or your guidelines to assist you in your decision making?


Question 3

Has your individual practice changed as a result of the training?


Question 4

Has your team’s practice changed as a result of the training?


Question 5

Have changes in practice resulting from the training generated conflict or issues amongst your team?


Question 6

Have changes in practice resulting from the training generated any conflict or issues between your team and the auspicing body?


Question 7

Has the training enhanced consistency amongst your team?


Question 8

Has your team identified any contentious issues as a result of the training?


Discussion

  • Reflect on practice

  • Adopt changes

  • Support for the delegate

  • Consistency enhanced


Conclusion

Have we achieved our aim

Promote best practice

National consistency

Key practices and

Core processes for all ACAT members?


QUESTIONS???


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