This fact sheet includes information related to Action 5.14 in the NSQHS Standards and should be read in conjunction with Advisory AS18/15: Comprehensive Care Standard: Developing the comprehensive care plan.
This fact sheet provides important information for clinicians to consider when discussing advance care plans with patients and sets out the actions that directly relate to advance care planning in the NSQHS Standards.
Health service organisations are required to develop and implement systems and processes that support patient-clinician discussions about the patient’s preferences for care in the future, to document advance care plans, and to act on advance care plans as part of comprehensive care delivery and for the NSQHS Standards.
The purpose of this fact sheet is to support health service organisations with implementation of partial easing of restrictions on elective surgery, investigations and procedures and standard and transmission-based infection prevention and control precautions.
Environmental cleaning is a key component of standard precautions; the first-line in infection prevention and control in the healthcare environment. Auditing to ensure appropriate practice is an important part of this process.