The Aged Care Quality Association
The Aged Care Quality Association (ACQA) is a national not-for-profit, membership based, continuous quality improvement organisation based in South Australia. ACQA has twelve years of experience in the Aged Care Industry and has been collaborating with the Joanna Briggs Institute for the last two years. ACQA is now responsible for the management of the Joanna Briggs Institute Aged Care Unit, previously known as NECACU. (http://www.newsmaker.com.au/news/3000.)
ACQA collaborates internationally with over 70 entities across the world via the Joanna Briggs Aged Care Unit and the Aged Care Quality Association Evidence Utilisation Group. The Joanna Briggs and ACQA collaboration promotes and supports the transfer and utilisation of evidence through education, continuous quality improvement activities and networking.
Everything you need in aged care quality!
Cloud Based Access from everywhere
ACQA provides a ‘cloud based’ aged care specific continuous quality improvement program that supports members to monitor compliance and demonstrate improvement outcomes for all aged care funding and accreditation requirements.
Support A network for you.
Become part of a growing team with regular network, peer support and staff development meetings that can be claimed as CPD hours for Nursing and Allied Health Staff using a variety of forums.
Standards Raising the level of excellence
ACQA provides a program of internal audits, indicators and feedback mechanisms which supports their members to demonstrate monitoring and improvement within the Aged Care Accreditation Standards
EUGs Evidence Utilisation Groups
ACQA provides membership to the Aged Care Quality Association Evidence Utilisation Group - EUGs are made up of health professionals, practising clinicians, quality managers or other personnel who are part of a global network of people and organisations committed to clinical practice improvement by conducting clinical audits following the JBI Practical Application of Clinical Evidence System (JBI PACES) approach
ACQA provides training and support in conducting clinical audits and achieving JBI Endorsement - http://www.joannabriggs.edu.au/Endorsement.
ACQA provides training and support in using JBI Connect+ including the using the aged care specific evidence based recommended guidelines.