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

Bowel Cancer Australia Optimal Care

 

2017
Therapeutic Goods Administration
 
This brochure provides a broad overview of the current evidence to support using medicinal cannabis for preventing and managing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in cancer (CINV) and for use in palliative care. It also highlights the cautions surrounding treatment, how medicinal cannabis can be prescribed and future research.
Bowel Cancer Australia | Australian College of Nursing (ACN) accredited
 
Bowel Cancer Australia's bowelcancer.care online learning modules provide an overview of bowel cancer and investigate the main physical, psychological, social and emotional issues of specific relevance to people newly diagnosed or living with metastatic disease.
 

Each module focuses on the supportive care of bowel cancer patients and includes strategies for improving their quality of life.

The modules have been designed to:

  • Help nurses working in cancer care to recognise the unique needs of bowel cancer patients
  • Enhance nurses' communication skills so they can better educate and support bowel cancer patients
  • Assist nurses to empower bowel cancer patients to become advocates for their own health
Bowelcancer.care online learning modules are endorsed by ACN according to the ACN Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards.
 
The modules have been allocated 18 CPD hours (3 per module) according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Continuing Professional Development Standard.
 
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, Victorian 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.
 
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. 
 
2011
National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) approved