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|Early Childhood National Agenda|
This consultation paper proposes a framework for a National Agenda for Early Childhood. It acknowledges that if we truly want to make a difference over the long term, we must have a sustainable approach to improving the health and wellbeing of Australian children, a concerted effort across government, and within the service system based on sound evidence.
|Early Childhood National Agenda (PDF File 951k)|
|Elder Mistreatment – - A Resource Guide For Home And Community Care Service Providers |
A resource guide to provide practical guidance to Home & Community Care (HACC) service providers who encounter situations involving the mistreatment or abuse of older people living in the ACT.
|Elder Mistreatment - A Resource Guide For Home And Community Care Service Providers (PDF File 974k)|
|Elective Surgery Access Policy|
The Elective Surgery Access Policy 2011 has been developed to promote clinically appropriate, consistent and equitable management of elective patients and waiting lists in public hospitals in the ACT. Hospitals must actively manage in compliance with the policy.
|Elective Surgery Access Policy 2011 (PDF File 427k)|
|Elective Surgery Access Policy 2011|
The ACT Elective Surgery Access Policy 2011 has been developed to promote clinically appropriate, consistent and equitable management of elective patients and waiting lists in public hospitals in the ACT.
|Act Elective Surgery Access Policy 2011 (PDF File 368k)|
|Electrical Safety Policy|
This Policy provides guidance to all staff in ACT Health workplace sites, other related entities performing construction work onsite and any other visitors to workplaces, about compliance responsibilities with relevant legislation and regulatory requirements to reduce the risk of electric shock occurring to staff and patients.This includes: •Business units’ compliance with the Safety Management System (SMS) and related Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) regarding electrical safety; Making sure all electrical equipment is safe, in good working use and has a current tag attached; •Provision of SOP’s regarding use and activities likely to involve the use of electricity and any disruption to services as a result of programmed works; •Provision of arrangements for the safety of all people and property likely to be affected while electrical work is carried out.
|Electrical Safety Policy (PDF File 170k)|
|Employee Assistance Program Policy |
ACT Health, through Enterprise Agreements (EA), supports employees and their immediate family by providing access to an independent, confidential and professional counselling service at no cost to the employee.
|Employee Assistance Program Policy (PDF File 148k)|
|Employment Of Overseas Qualified Nurses Policy|
The ACT Government Health Directorate will provide an Overseas Qualified Nurse Program (OQNP) for internationally Registered Nurses who are not eligible for Australian registration under the national registration standards. This policy and SOP provides guidence regarding eligiblty, application processes and successful completion of the Overseas Qualifed Nurse Program offered to nurses who are not eligible for Australian registration.
|Employment Of Overseas Qualified Nurses Policy (PDF File 126k)|
|Endorsed (authorised) Enrolled Nurse Medication Administration Policy|
Medication management is an important part of nursing and midwifery practice that relies on professional and clinical judgement which is underpinned by the appropriate skills, knowledge and competencies, applied in the context of individual, organisational, social, cultural and religious considerations. This policy sits within a professional framework, that facilitates a consistent, safe and effective approach for medication administration by authorised (medication endorsed) enrolled nurses in the ACT. Administration of medications by EENs aligns with relevant legislation, workplace policies, guidelines and procedures.
|Endorsed Authorised Enrolled Nurse Medication Administration Policy - Sop (PDF File 205k)|