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CANCELLED: DETECT for RACF – Recognising and managing the Deteriorating Resident

Wed 28th August 2019 @ 12:45 pm

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Wed 28th August 2019

12:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Tallwoods Corner Aged Care
1 Myra Street
Wahroonga NSW 2076
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Jane Meccelli, Primary Care Advancement Coordinator – Aged Care

Elain Chang, GRACE Acting Clinical Nurse Consultant

Roma Pandey, GRACE Registered Nurse


Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) staff

  • Performing an acute assessment of a deteriorating resident (ABCDEFG)
  • Identifying symptoms that require immediate action
  • How to use the flip chart and action urgent care when appropriate
  • Utilising ISBAR to communicate relevant information to other health practitioners
  • How to access the online module for self-guided education


Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital Service (HKHS) has developed the Geriatric Rapid Acute Care Evaluation (GRACE) model of care to improve the health care journey of aged care residents.

Under the GRACE model hospital staff work in collaboration with general practitioners and aged care facilities to avoid hospital admissions and reduce access block and length of stay for older patients at HKHS hospital.

Data indicates that GRACE is having positive effects and enhancing the journey of aged care facility residents. It is also helping to improve communication and trust between the hospital, general practitioners and aged care facilities.

There is no cost for RACF staff working within the SNHN region


For more info, contact Jane Meccelli, SNHN Primary Care Advancement Coordinator – Aged Care or Judy or Robi from the Education Team on 9432 8250

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