Risk Screening: What is it?

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Risk screening can assist in the early detection of potential harm to clients and ensure that care is delivered safely, effectively and appropriately. It’s important to differentiate risk screening from other similar processes, including risk assessment and diagnostic testing.

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Risk screening is the process of identifying clients who may be at risk of harm and then minimising any risks that have been recognised. Unlike risk assessment, risk screening is a shorter and less complex process. Generally, risk screening is used as a starting point to determine whether any further or more detailed assessments would be beneficial for the client.


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Nerrida Salter
07 Nov 2020
A good reflection on the need to be continually performing risk screening whether by clinical judgement or the use of specific tools. Very relevant for Aged Care.
Trisha mckenzie
03 Apr 2021
This training has been a big knowledgeable learning tool so dam glad there is more trading out there for a person like me with passion
Pamela Boyd
15 Oct 2020
Excellent information, short, concise, informative, thank you.
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Carol Varley
14 Apr 2021
Excellent short but interesting article on risk screening
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Xianxin Zhang
18 Nov 2021
short but informative
23 Jun 2023
Registered Nurse
This resource is invaluable to reinforcing the importance of attending Risk Assessments that investigate a consumer's physical,emotional & cultural needs on admission & during the course of their stay to ensure all area's of sik to that individual are minimized to the best of our knowledge.
Elizabeth lehman
12 Oct 2020
Excellent resource and websites
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Denise McCarthy
12 Oct 2020
It’s a great staring point for any patient care
Daniel Eady
12 Oct 2023
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Julie Cameron
07 Oct 2020
Great overview and clarifying risk screen from risk assessment.
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