Once you've set the date for your SMA. preparation should begin at least 4 weeks out. Preparation requires input from a number of key contributors.
Use these SMA planning tools to ensure everything is in place.
Enter the screening term for each patient to monitor patient preparation checklist
Prepare the patient information package
Send patients SMA information
Organise patient tests/diagnostics
Prepare and print any patient handouts/clinical information for patient package or as group handouts
Update care plans and patient notes
Prepare patient files
Record tests and diagnostics in patient notes
Run screening term query and follow-up patients who have not completed activities.
Complete pre-SMA tests and diagnostics
Make time available for the SMA
Think about questions for their consultation
Organise a support person if necessary
Read patient information package and sign confidentiality form
Select patient group (25-30)
Phone patients for first SMA
Order pre-SMA tests and diagnostics
Decide which patients may need a physical examination prior, during or post SMA.
For some communities and rural practices, it may be more appropriate for the SMA to occur where a patient group is working or in another community setting rather than expecting them to attend the practice. SMAs can be mobile. They could be delivered on site to forestry workers, factories, maraes or large organisations. Alternatively, running the SMA in the evening or weekend is another alternative to ensure attendance and ultimately behavioural change.