|acia is pleased to release two new Guidelines.
Clinical Risk Management for Community Services provides guidance to Service Providers in the community setting on the requirements to proactively manage clinical risks through the development of a Clinical Governance Framework. It aims to ensure that there are systems in place within service organisations to maintain and improve reliability, Service User safety and quality service support.
The second Guideline, The Management of Complex Behaviours in the Community Setting aims to assist Service providers (organisations and individuals), service users and stakeholders in understanding the requirements in the management of complex behaviours in the provision of home and community services. The focus is on the implementation of a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Plan and to assist with reducing or eliminating the need for Restrictive Practices. Any use of Restrictive Practices must be part of a PBS Plan, developed by a qualified practitioner with appropriate credentials.
The new guidelines are available on the acia website.