The PIECES Job Aids are integral to the PIECES Learning and Development Program and have been designed as implementation tools to effectively support the application of the PIECES approach in practice.
PIECES 3-Question Template Job Aid – guides how to use the PIECES 3-Question Template so that shared assessment and care planning are evidence-based, priority-focused, time sensitive, and engage the Team…always beginning with the Person and Care Partner. It has been designed to clearly demonstrate how the 3-Questions are connected and that using the PIECES approach is not a linear process. When a Person is living with complexity it guides ongoing assessment and adaptation of the care plan. It is very practical and versatile focussing the Team on the priorities at any point in time.
PIECES Team Mobilization Job Aid – helps the Team move forward with Investigations, Interactions, Interventions that have been identified in Q.3 (What are the actions?) It has been designed to focus attention on how the actions will be shared, who needs to be involved, what is the plan for monitoring so the Team knows what care strategies need to be maintained or modified, and how the Team partner during transitions in care. Remember, implementation of the care plan cannot be left to chance!
If pharmacological interventions are part of the action plan, using Detect-Select-Effect will help the Team communicate information that has been gathered using the 3-Q Template (including evidence from assessment tools) to meaningfully inform decision-making.