Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC)

PCOC enables palliative care services to embed standardised clinical assessment tools in to routine practice.

PCOC captures clinically meaningful information from across palliative care patients’ disease trajectories, to measure and benchmark patient outcomes.
 

Expected outcomes

Essentials is a short course for managers and clinicians learning about the PCOC assessment tools, implementing PCOC and reports.

PCOC Essentials for clinicians who need to:
  1. Understand PCOC assessments
  2. Refresh their knowledge of the PCOC tools
PCOC Essentials for managers who need to:
  1. Implement PCOC
  2. Learn about patient outcome reports and how to use the data for change.

Target audience

Clinicians and Managers
 

PCOC Fundamentals Workshop

An interactive, full day package designed to enhance knowledge of PCOC, the clinical assessment tools and the use of PCOC.

Target audience

Clinicians who are new users of the clinical assessment tools and / or are implementing PCOC into routine clinical practice.

PCOC Medical Officers Workshop

This one and a half hour interactive education package specifically aims to highlight the role of PCOC in palliative care services, emphasise the use of the five PCOC clinical assessment tools and provide an overview of the significance of patient outcome reports and benchmark measures.

Target audience

Medical Officers who are new users of the clinical assessment tools and / or are implementing PCOC into routine clinical practice.

This workshop is also suitable for senior members of the palliative care team who are not required to attend a full day Fundamentals Workshop, including Nurse Managers and Senior Allied Health.

PCOC Executive Officers Workshop

This one hour education package specifically aims to highlight the role of PCOC in palliative care services and highlight the significance of Patient Outcome Reports and benchmark measures.

Target audience

Senior managers and executives of palliative care services that implementing PCOC in to routine clinical practice, or are planning to do so.

Orientation Education Resources

The PCOC website has several education resources designed to introduce new users to the PCOC programme and specifically the clinical assessment tools.

The resources include:
  • A 10 minute video presentation: Orientation to PCOC assessment tools
  • A 12 minute DVD: Understanding PCOC
  • A 10 minute PowerPoint presentation with slide notes: Orientation to PCOC assessment tools

Target audience

Clinicians who are new users of the clinical assessment tools and / or are implementing PCOC into routine clinical practice.

PCOC Clinical Manual

The Clinical Manual is designed to assist palliative care services to implement, consolidate and sustain the PCOC programme.

The manual includes:
  • Assessment tool definitions
  • Data item definitions
  • Exemplars of forms
  • Information on benchmarks and outcome measures

Target audience

Educators and clinical support staff, managers, clinicians, IT and administration staff.

PCOC Toolkit for Palliative Care Services

An online package for the implementation, embedding and monitoring the PCOC program and assessment framework within the routine practice of a service.

The package includes:
  • A package of protocols for assessment
  • An implementation and embedding guide and self-assessment tool
  • A quality improvement audit package
  • A tool for mapping to national health standards

Target audience

The toolkit is designed for palliative care services and clinicians. Some resources are targeted towards managers including quality improvement staff and other resources are for clinicians using the assessment framework.

For further information:

Sabina Clapham
PCOC National Education and Quality Manager
t: 02 4239 2372  e: sabinac@uow.edu.au

www.pcoc.org.au


Last updated 23 July 2020