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ACFI Complex Health changes are coming – 7 things staff should know

ACFI changes have been announced, and these include changes to how validation is being conducted and changes to the complex health care matrix.

When you consider the combined effect of this announcement, tightening up processes in this domain especially makes sense.

In addition to understanding how the complex health care domain is rated, anyone writing directives (e.g. registered nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists) should have an understanding of:

  • How to meet the specific ACFI requirements for CHC directives
  • How to support medication timings
  • Specific evidence-based pain assessments that are recommended
  • How to avoid the residual impact of previous ACFI changes
  • How to ensure the delegation of safe and effective application of heat treatment
  • Basic massage terminology and techniques for care staff instructions, and
  • Specific instructions for care staff on how to fit and remove tubigrip and TED stockings

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