The Comprehensive Medical Assessment (CMA) pathway provides a structured opportunity to plan and review the health, physical, and psychosocial wellbeing of people residing in aged care.
Every year, residents of aged care homes are entitled to a comprehensive medical assessment. In line with the RACGP Aged Care Clinical Guide (Silver Book), the CMA pathway provides multidisciplinary guidance on identifying care needs and risks. The pathway offers clinicians a step-by-step approach for a thorough examination, making sure all aspects are addressed so that care planning and interventions can start promptly.
Sections provide concise definitions and assessment guides as well as external links for further information. Easy to use referral guides connect the clinician with targeted criteria and referral information for local services in South Australia. HealthPathways SA offers a streamlined approach to care management and the CMA pathway is one of more than 20 active pages dedicated to Older Persons’ Health.
“The new Comprehensive Medical Assessment for Residential Aged Care Homes Pathway contains helpful information for GPs, nurses, and RACH staff. Links are provided to checklists, Medicare information, assessment tools and important referral pathways. It highlights the importance of using this medical assessment as an opportunity to review goals of care, formalise advance care planning, review medication management, and involve a multidisciplinary team to optimise health and well-being.” Dr Anna Billington, GP Clinical Editor
Please see the link below to the newly launched pathway: