Advance Resources

Once general practice nurses (GPNs) have completed the Advance online training they will have access to a range of FREE resources to assist them to initiate palliative care and advance care planning in general practice. 

This includes:

The Advance Toolkit

Provides access to all of the individual Advance assessment tools and videos demonstrating how to use the tools. The toolkit is a reference guide which is designed to complement the online training. It contains the resources that nurses will need to get started, practise their skills and incorporate the Advance assessment tools into everyday clinical practice.
 
APNA CPD Endorsed 2017
The Advance Toolkit has been endorsed by Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA).
 
 
The Advance Toolkit has been officially recognised as an Accepted Clinical Resource by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
The Advance Toolkit has been officially recognised as an Accepted Clinical Resource by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.


The toolkit will enable GPNs to undertake screening and assessment of patients to:
  • Sensitively promote awareness of advance care planning with older and/or chronically ill adults
  • Identify those patients who may be at risk of deteriorating and dying
  • Assess these patients’ symptoms, important questions and concerns and identify their carers’ concerns
  • Identify patients who might most benefit from referral to a specialist palliative care service.
The toolkit was informed by a literature review of the best available evidence about tools to support palliative care and advance care planning in general practice, as well as input from our expert advisory group and feedback from general practice nurses, general practitioners and Carers Australia.

The Advance Video Suite

A series of practical training videos that present insights and case studies, and further explains how to implement the Advance assessment tools into routine clinical practice.

An information sheet about the Advance Project is available here (pdf 48kb)

 

Last updated 29 June 2017