Professional Practice Standards

 

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE STANDARDS – PART A PRACTICE OPERATIONS JULY 2013                 

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Preliminaries
Acknowledgements
Welcome
Introduction

           What are the Audiology Australia Professional Practice Standards?
           Why are the Audiology Australia Professional Practice Standards important?
           The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights
Putting Standards into Practice
Structure of the Audiology Australia Professional Practice Standards – Part A Practice Operations
Review of Practices
Feedback on the Audiology Australia Standards

Part A Practice Operations – Sections 1 – 5
Summary of Standards for Practice Operations
Section 1 – Client Centre Care
Section 2 – Co-Ordination of Safety and Quality in Care
Section 3 – Physical Environment and Resources
Section 4 – Co-Ordination of Clinical and Professional Issues
Section 5 – Governance and Business Management

Section 1 – Client Centred Care
Standard 1.1 Manage the Rights and Needs of Clients
       Criterion 1.1.1 Respect for Clients
       Criterion 1.1.2 Confidentiality and Privacy
       Criterion 1.1.3 Informed Consent
       Criterion 1.1.4 Client Communication
       Criterion 1.1.5 Culturally Appropriate Care
       Criterion 1.1.6 Collaborative Goal Setting
       Criterion 1.1.7 Health Promotion and Consumer Support

Section 2 – Co-Ordination of Safety and Quality in Care
Standard 2.1 Client Identification and Health Records
       Criterion 2.1.1 Matching clients to client records and clinical activities
       Criterion 2.1.2 Health Record Compliance
Standard 2.2 Co-Ordination of Care with Other Health Providers
       Criterion 2.2.1 Referrals
       Criterion 2.2.2 Communications of Care
Standard 2.3 Access to Services
       Criterion 2.3.1 Responsive Health Care
Standard 2.4 Health and Safety
       Criterion 2.4.1 Occupational Health and Safety
       Criterion 2.4.2 Infection Prevention and Control
       Criterion 2.4.3 Prevention of Falls
       Criterion 2.4.4 Manual Handling
       Criterion 2.4.5 Emergency Systems

Section 3 – Physical Environment and Resources
Standard 3.1 Physical Environment and Facilities
       Criterion 3.1.1 Workplace Environment
       Criterion 3.1.2 Compliance of Facilities
       Criterion 3.1.3 Physical Access
Standard 3.2 Equipment
       Criterion 3.2.1 Equipment Safety and Calibration

Section 4 – Co-Ordination of Clinical and Professional Issues
Standard 4.1 Clinical Best Practice
       Criterion 4.1.1 Recognised Best Practice
       Criterion 4.1.2 Outcome Measures
       Criterion 4.1.3 Clinical Risk Management
Standard 4.2 Conduct, Development and Supervision
       Criterion 4.2.1 Ethical and Professional Conduct
       Criterion 4.2.2 Continuing Professional Development
       Criterion 4.2.3 Clinical Supervision
Standard 4.3 Quality Improvement
       Criterion 4.3.1 Client Feedback
       Criterion 4.3.2 Improving Client Care

Section 5 – Governance and Business Management
Standard 5.1 Effective Governance and Business Management
       Criterion 5.1.1 Effective Governance and Business Management
       Criterion 5.1.2 Strategic Business Plan
       Criterion 5.1.3 Operational Systems
Standard 5.2 Human Resource Management
       Criterion 5.2.1 Credentials
Standard 5.3 Health Information Systems
       Criterion 5.3.1 Confidentiality and Privacy
       Criterion 5.3.2 Security
       Criterion 5.3.3 Use and Disclosure of Information
       Criterion 5.3.4 Access
Standard 5.4 Risk Management
       Criterion 5.4.1 Risk Management
Standard 5.5 Improving Workplace Management
       Criterion 5.5.1 Quality Improvement

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PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE STANDARDS – PART B CLINICAL STANDARDS  JULY 2013

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Preliminaries
Acknowledgements
Introduction
What are Audiology Australia’s Recommended Standards for Clinical Practice?
The WHO ICF
Structure of Recommended Standards for Clinical Practice

Recommended Standards for Clinical Practice
Public Health and Primary Health Care Strategies
Audiological Diagnostic Evaluation
Audiological Rehabilitation

Public Health and Primary Health Care Strategies

  1. Advocacy for Hearing Healthcare
    1.1. Advocacy for Hearing Loss Prevention – Occupational and Recreational
    1.2. Advocacy for Hearing Loss Prevention – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI) Otitis Media
    1.3. Advocacy for Hearing Loss/Auditory Disorder Detection
    1.4. Advocacy for Access for Deaf & Hearing Impaired People

  2. Consultancy

  3. Clinical Supervision

  4. Hearing Loss Prevention
    4.1. Hearing Loss Prevention – Occupational & Recreational
    4.2. Hearing Loss Prevention – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI) Otitis Media

  5. Hearing Loss Detection
    5.1. Visual Reinforcement Orientation Audiometry (VROA) Screening
    5.2. Neonatal Screening
    5.3. Occupational Hearing Screening & Surveillance
    5.4. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI) Screening & Surveillance

  6. Teleaudiology

  7. Advanced Scope of Practice – Ear Canal Management

  8. Advanced Scope of Practice – Diagnosis of Otitis Media (OM) Conditions

Audiological Diagnostic Evaluation

  1. Standard Audiological Assessment – Adult

  2. Standard Assessment – Paediatric

  3. Advanced Audiological Assessment
    11.1. Assessment for Neonates
    11.2. Pseudohypacusis/Functional Hearing Loss
    11.3. Acoustic Shock, Tonic Tensor Tympani Syndrome (TTTS) & Hyperacusis
    11.4. Balance Assessment
    11.5. (Central) Auditory Processing Assessment
    11.6. Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring
    11.7. Tinnitus Assessment

Audiological Rehabilitation

  1. Assessment of Needs

  2. Counselling

  3. Amplification Strategies – Hearing Aids

  4. Amplification Strategies – Assistive Listening Devices(ALDs)

  5. Amplification Strategies – Sensory Devices

  6. Amplification Strategies – Implantable Devices

  7. Professional Liaison

  8. Multidisciplinary Management

  9. Outcomes Measures & Evaluation

  10. Communication Training

  11. Rehabilitation for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI) People

  12. Paediatric Re/habilitation

  13. Acoustic Shock, TTTS and Hyperacusis Rehabilitation

  14. (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder Re/habilitation

  15. Tinnitus Management

  16. Advanced Scope of Practice – Vestibular Rehabilitation

Appendix
Appendix 1: Screening Principles
Abbreviations & Acronyms
Terms, Tests and Techniques

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GUIDELINES FOR INFECTION CONTROL

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Guidelines for Infection Prevention & Control - ASA Abridged Version
Guidelines for Infection Prevention & Control - Summary & Audiological Perspective

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