Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS)

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CPD40m of CPD
First Published
Updated07 February 2024
Expires 27 February 2025
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) aims to reduce the risk and occurrence of abuse and neglect in Commonwealth-funded residential aged care facilities and home or community care settings. This Ausmed Training Module explains your key responsibilities under SIRS.

Topics
  • What is the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS)?
  • How to recognise a serious, reportable incident
  • Principles for an appropriate and compassionate response
  • Understanding serious incident reporting responsibilities
  • Serious incident record-keeping and documentation
  • Scenario-based assessments.
Learning Outcomes
  1. Recognise what is and what isn’t a serious, reportable incident.
  2. Respond appropriately to a serious incident.
  3. Report a serious incident to the key personnel in your organisation for notification to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.
  4. Record relevant details about a serious incident to help prevent further incidents from occurring.
Target Audience

All staff members of Commonwealth-funded residential aged care facilities, home care providers, and flexible care providers delivered in a home or community setting.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

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Aged Care Training Passport
This resource is part of the Ausmed Passport™ series.
Details
CPD time40m
First Published
Updated07 February 2024
Expires
27 February 2025
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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Aged Care
Ageing
Documentation
Negligence
Occupational Health and Safety
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