Palliative Care Self Assessment (PaCSA) Online Portal
A continuous quality improvement program for palliative care services
Palliative Care Self Assessment (PaCSA) provides services with an online portal to self-assess against the National Palliative Care Standards (5th ed.), mapped against the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (2nd ed.), resulting in a quality improvement action plan.
Services will be supported in this process through access to quality improvement tools for patient and family/carer surveys, documentation audit tool, evidence gathering information, and links to evidence-based resources in palliative care, quality improvement, and service development. PaCSA will also allow services to upload stories to demonstrate quality improvement activities that they can select to be available only within their own services or to the PaCSA community as a whole, to engage with each other.
PaCSA is built to support a 24-month cycle of self-assessment, however, at any time in that cycle, services can update their quality improvement action plan, building on their evidence and increasing the efficiency of assessment each subsequent time. Reports from completed survey tools and documentation audits can also be accessed at any time giving flexibility to the service.
By clicking the button below you will be directed to an online form to register your service. Once submitted, this will provide you with a login for the portal within 5 business days. You will be able to have 3 registered users for your service so it is important that you use the same name to describe your service. Once you have your login, you can start the process of self-assessment with your service team and you will be ready to start developing your continuous quality improvement action plan.
Introduction to the PaCSA Online Portal