The aim was to set up a palliative care resource box that is available for all staff to use, to improve communication at daily handover and share information gained from the PEPA Aged Care Placement.
Following the PEPA Aged Care Placement the team at Plenty Valley have provided information to students, current and new staff about palliative care and the availability of the resource box. Staff refer to the resources when they are unsure how to proceed. They also have information available for residents at Plenty Valley and their families.
The team have been pleased to share their new knowledge with their colleagues and plan to continue to provide toolbox session in the future. It has enabled staff to have easy access to information when discussing changes in condition with residents and their families, advance care planning and end of care symptom management.