Response 501884677

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Introduction

2. Are you answering on behalf of an organisation? If so, please provide your organisation's name.

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3. Do you give consent for your submission to be published in whole or in part?

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More detail about you

4. What role best describes you? Please select all that apply.

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Aged care consumer, including family and/or carer
Ticked Aged care service provider
Aged care worker/professional
Aged care advocate
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Clnical Nurse Consultant Wound Management

5. Do you identify with any special needs groups, or, does your organisation provide support or services to any special needs groups? Please select all that apply.

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People from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
People from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
Ticked People who live in rural or remote areas
People who are financially or socially disadvantaged
People who are veterans of the Australian Defence Force or an allied defence force including the spouse, widow or widower of a veteran
People who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless
People who are care leavers (which includes Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and Stolen Generations)
Parents separated from their children by forced adoption or removal
People from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities.

6. Where do you live, or, where does your organisation operate? Please select all that apply.

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NSW
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7. What is your location, or, the location where your organisation operates. Please select all that apply.

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Metropolitan
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8. If you are an aged care service provider, please select all the types of care your service delivers.

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Residential care
Home care
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Transition care
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program services
Multi-purpose services
Innovative care services
Short term restorative care services

General questions about the draft standards

10. Do the consumer outcomes in the draft standards reflect the matters that are most important to consumers?

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Pressure injury is covered in Standard 3 Delivering personal care and/or clinical care. I believe that this is too broad and should be changed to Skin Safety. Aged care residents suffer from wounds such as skin tears and Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD) which can also have a significant impact on quality of life and can be linked to best practice care and guidelines in the prevention of theses wounds, as with pressure injury. In fact poor skin health can increase the incidence of developing pressure injuries.

12. Are the draft standards measurable?

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13. Are there any gaps in the draft standards? If so, what are they?

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broadening the aspect of skin safety to cover more than just pressure injury

14. Is the wording and the intent of the draft standards clear?

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Specific suggestions about each draft standard

18. Do you have any specific suggestions in relation to draft Standard 3: Delivering personal care and/or clinical care? If so, what are they?

Text box suggestions in relation to draft Standard 3: Delivering personal care and/or clinical care
already discussed in previous comments Need to broaden this to cover skin safety to incorporate all aspects of skin integrity, especially those prevalent in aged care along with pressure injury, namely skin tears and incontinence associated dermatitis. These conditions can markedly affect quality of life and need to be addressed as well as pressure injury. Best practice guidelines for the care and prevention exist as they do for pressure injury and I believe residential services should be aligning with these to prevent skin integrity issues