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Completing Assessments

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Selecting an assessment
Adding a new client or resident
Assessments for kaumātua
Sign up for our Pānui
Enrolled nurse guidance
Assessment over a cup of tea

Completing assessments

Selecting an assessment

It's important to choose the correct assessment type for the person being assessed. This depends on their clinical picture and setting. This guide will help you select the correct assessment type. There's also guidance on how to sequence community assessments.

Selecting an assessment type - July 2024 (PDF)

Sequencing community assessments - April 2023 (PDF)

Adding a new client or resident into the Momentum software

You'll find these guides helpful when adding new people into the Momentum software.

Correct process for adding a new client

ACC Client Record Guide

Assessments for kaumātua

There are special assessment considerations for kaumātua. It's important that kaumātua receive culturally appropriate assessments, and feel comfortable and safe engaging with the interRAI assessment process.

Our culturally appropriate assessment practice is informed by the Meihana model, which you can read about in the article below.

See Workbook Unit 1: Introducing interRAI, for more detailed information on culturally appropriate assessment. Assessors can find this in interRAI Learning and Development (iL&D). 

Improving Māori health through clinical assessment: Waikare o te Waka o Meihana (PDF, 9MB) 

Sign up for the interRAI Pānui

Our monthly newsletter, the interRAI Pānui, is essential reading if you complete assessments. It includes our popular methodology information update and quiz to help you test your coding skills, updates on reporting, software updates, changes in processes and more. 

Sign up to receive the Pānui

Enrolled nurse guidance

Enrolled nurses practice under the direction and delegation of a registered nurse (or nurse practitioner) to deliver nursing care. Enrolled nurses with a current practising certificate can train to become interRAI assessors, if assessment is in their scope of practice. They can then complete interRAI assessments under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Your educator will give you full information on marking assessments complete during your training.

Enrolled nurse scope of practice - Nursing Council of New Zealand