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Within health care organizations, such as Alberta Health Services (AHS), gathering ‘real-time’ patient experiences about the quality, safety and timeliness of care they received, their interactions with healthcare providers and their engagement in care decisions and...Read More
The goal of this initiative was to improve palliative care service delivery among our long term care and supportive living residents by implementing a holistic End of Life Framework and Program. This initiative was identified as needed in early 2014 within Wentworth...Read More
Demand for hip and knee arthroplasties was growing annually in Alberta while care protocols and practices were highly variable. In response, Alberta Orthopaedic Society, the professional body for orthopaedic surgeons, working with Alberta Bone and Joint Health...Read More
In preparation for Accreditation 2016, the Service Excellence Team (SET) for Rehabilitation, Acquired Brain Injury, and Spinal Cord Injury in the Edmonton Zone wanted to further engage staff in learning more about the standards and ROPs. Traditionally, information and...Read More
This practice was recognized as a LEADing practice by Canada Health Infoway as part of the “Knowing is Better” education campaign, in partnership with Accreditation Canada The Calgary Antimicrobial Stewardship Working Group, comprised of pharmacists, academic...Read More
Pincher Creek Emergency Services developed a firefighter rehabilitation program, a leading practice for the safety of our firefighters. The program was developed approximately six years ago and filled the need to keep our firefighters safe. According to the National...Read More
The Covenant Health Mission Discernment Tool © 2009 is a reflective decision-making tool. It has a set of clear triggers to ensure proportionate attention is given to the critical issues that face an organization where values such as compassion and stewardship...Read More
Wood's Homes is leading the development of a transformational change process in conjunction with Children's Services in Calgary and Lethbridge. It is designed to improve long-term outcomes for children and families that come to the attention of child welfare...Read More
Extendicare (Canada) Inc. posts the visual care plans outside the patients’ rooms alongside their photographs. It allows staff quick access to safety information about the resident. It is especially good for new staff that do not know the residents well. A new...Read More
AgeCare Communities of Care and Wellness implemented the new Alberta Level 4 Designated Assisted Living Model. This provided an opportunity to look at individual clients according to new criteria. Findings show that the Licensed Practical Nurse / Homecare Case...Read More
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Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, have been identifying and publishing Leading Practices in the Leading Practices Library for over 15 years. A Leading Practice is a practice carried out by a health and/or social service organization that has demonstrated a positive change, is people centred, safe and efficient. The Leading Practices Library is a knowledge sharing resource of innovative practices that have been identified through a rigorous evaluation process, and shared with the public, policy makers and organizations who are seeking ways to improve the quality of health services for all. Practices that are recognized as Leading Practices are published in the Leading Practices Library and also be advertised through HSO outreach events such as seminars, conferences, education materials; accrediting bodies affiliated with HSO etc.
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