Optimal Care Pathway, Patient-Reported Outcomes and Clinical Practice Guidelines

Bowel Cancer Australia Optimal Care

 

2016
International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM)
 
The ICHOM Standard Set for Colorectal Cancer is the result of hard work by a group of leading physicians, measurement experts and patients.  The Set was proudly co-sponsored by Bowel Cancer Australia.  It is ICHOM's recommendation of the outcomes that matter most to persons with colorectal cancer.  We urge all providers around the world to start measuring these outcomes to better understand how to improve the lives of their patients.
 
International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM)
 
The ICHOM Standard Set for Colorectal Cancer Reference Guide is a complete overview of the ICHOM Colorectal Cancer Standard Set, including definitions for each measure and selected Patient-Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) instruments, time points for collection, and associated risk factors. The Reference Guide was proudly co-sponsored by Bowel Cancer Australia.
 
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
 
The RACGP has published the Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice 9th edition (Red Book) since 1989 to support evidence-based preventive activities in primary care. The Red Book is now widely accepted as the main guide to the provision of preventive care in Australian general practice 
 
2015
Clinical Genomics
  
The BowelScreen Australia® portal provides access to up-to-date education and resources for health professionals regarding bowel cancer screening.
 
Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria State Government
  
The optimal cancer care pathway is intended to guide the delivery of consistent, safe, high-quality and evidence-based care for people with cancer.

The pathway aligns with key service improvement priorities, including providing access to coordinated multidisciplinary care and supportive care and reducing unwanted variation in practice.
 
The optimal cancer care pathway can be used by health services and professionals as a tool to identify gaps in current cancer services and inform quality improvement initiatives across all aspects of the care pathway. 
 
2013
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)
 
This protocol contains standards and guidelines for the preparation of structured reports for local excisions of the colon and rectum.  These include simple polypectomy, endoscopic mucosal resections, endoscopic submucosal resections, transanal submucosal excision for low rectal lesions, and transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS) specimens for appropriate lesions in the mid and upper rectum.  It is not intended to apply to tumours of the appendix, small bowel and anus.  It does not cater for full resection specimens either as this is covered by a separate protocol.
 
Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA)
 
The fourth edition of this booklet is an update to alert health professionals to new information on the early detection, screening and surveillance of colorectal cancer.  It builds on previous editions, to present a practical overview of current and evolving practice.
 
 
mCRC:CARE is a central portal providing access to up-to-date education and resources for nurses who work with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients.  
 
The program has been designed to address three main objectives.
  • To help nurses working in cancer care to recognise the unique needs of mCRC patients.
  • To enhance nurses' communication skills so that they can better educate and support mCRC patients.
  • To assist nurses to empower mCRC patients to become their own advocates.
Currently, mCRC:CARE comprises six educational modules that provide an overview of mCRC and investigate the main physical, psychological, social and emotional issues of specific relevance to mCRC patients.  The focus of the programme is on the supportive care of mCRC patients.  Each module includes strategies for nurses working with mCRC patients to address some of these issues and improve patients' quality of life.
 
This online learning program has been endorsed by Royal College of Nursing, Australia, according to approved criteria.  Participation attracts 18 RCNA Continuing Nurse Education (CNE) points (3 RCNA CNE points per module) as part of RCNA's Life Long Learning Program (3LP). 
 
2012  
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)
 
This protocol contains standards and guidelines for the preparation of structured reports for colorectal cancer.  It is not intended to apply to tumours of the appendix, small bowel and anus. Local excisions of colorectal carcinomas will be dealt with in a subsequent protocol. 
 
 
The resources are designed to support the professional development of all nurses in cancer care regardless of experience or setting.  They provide highly flexible and accessible education materials to help: all nurses achieve the core capabilities required in cancer control specialist cancer nurses benchmark against the specialist cancer nurse competency standards educators facilitate learning for all nurses in cancer control.
 
2011
National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
 
These guidelines are intended for use by all practitioners and health workers who require information about surveillance colonoscopy - in adenoma follow-up, following curative resection of colorectal cancer, and for cancer surveillance in inflammatory bowel disease.  It is an update (and expansion) of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention, Early Detection and Management of Colorectal Cancer, approved by NHMRC in 2005.
 
 
A convenient online RAS test ordering for Australian oncologists.  Portal includes:
  • Convenient online access to RAS test ordering
  • Information about RAS
  • Information about PBS & MBS reimbursement criteria
  • PSP information sheets and enrolment forms
 
2005
National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
 
These guidelines are an update of the 1999 NHMRC Guidelines for the prevention, early detection and management of colorectal cancer.  The guidelines are intended for use by medical practitioners and health workers and provide information on prevention and screening, diagnosis and psychosocial matters, as well as the clinical aspects of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.  
 
Please note these guidelines are more than 5 years of age and may no longer reflect current evidence or best practice.
 
2004
National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
 
These guidelines outline the type of information that doctors need to discuss with patients when planning treatment. Issues covered include information that patients should be given, informing patients of risks, and, the limited circumstances when information may be withheld.  
 
Please note these guidelines are more than 5 years of age and may no longer reflect current evidence or best practice.
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