Published on Friday 20th of June 2008
When a resident is on assessment it is vital that it is communicated to all staff. It is very important to complete each assessment properly in order to provide appropriate care and also to ensure that you receive the correct funding for each resident.
Staff needs to be aware that everything that seems out of the ordinary has to be reported and documented. By saying 'all staff' I mean everyone working in the facility while assessment is in progress. If you are on a short shift or long shift, if you are a casual or permanent employee, whether you are the Diversional therapist, nurse, cook, handyman, cleaner or volunteer; be alert to anything atypical regarding the resident on assessment. If you are not able to document yourself report the situation to senior staff. If you witness something that you are not sure it is relevant, ask a senior staff member or report it to management.
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