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Risk Screening: What is it?

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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. Risk screening can assist in the early detection of potential harm to clients and ensure that care is delivered safely, effectively and appropriately.

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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. Risk assessment may be performed after risk screening if deemed necessary. It is also important to differentiate between risk screening and diagnostic testing. While diagnostic testing is performed in order to identify the cause of specific symptoms being experienced by the client, risk screening may be performed even if the client is feeling well in order to identify a risk of injury or disease, or a disease or injury in its early stages.

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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.
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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
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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
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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
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Julie Cameron
07 Oct 2020
Great overview and clarifying risk screen from risk assessment.
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Lakvinder SINGH
16 May 2021
Reinforced knowledge, simple and concise.
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Rosemarie Fuller
15 Oct 2020
An interesting article. I believe heath practitioners do this, however to varying degrees, and it was good to give it a title.
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