Clinical support (tools)

Advance Care Planning is a process that helps people understand what the future might hold and to say what treatment and / or care they would and would not want.  It helps people, their families and their healthcare teams plan for future and end of life care.  This website has tools, guideline and an online education package.

Diabetes foot screening tool and guideline and cardiovascular risk online calculator

Early Warning Score observation chart – can be down loaded and adapted for use.  Coloured vital observation chart

Guidelines for Verifying Death: Medical practitioners, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, enrolled nurses, midwives, emergency medical technicians, paramedics and intensive care paramedics are allowed by the Chief Coroner to verify death (published in MoH website 4 August 2015).

Guiding principles for pressure injuries   (2017) provides New Zealand healthcare professionals and organisations with a high-level framework for best-practice care in preventing and managing pressure injuries

Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers INTERACT II  focuses on the management of acute changes in resident condition. American based includes clinical tools and strategies for use in every day practice in long-term care facilities (look at the tools page)

Opioid equivalent conversion charts from Hospice Waikato a guide to opioid strengths: see guide 1 and guide 2

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario has over 50 tools and guidelines on subjects relevant to the care of the older adult, listed alphabetically e.g. pain, depression, dementia, delirium, ostomy care, constipation, falls