Thursday, February 7, 2013

Research utilization and innovation in LTC

 Wednesday, February 13  -  10:30 am
Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
To view the complete Program at a Glance click here.

This looks like a fabulous program. I shall certainly advertise it, as I know the one thing we can do for the professionals is to educate them, network, and collaborate. 
 In healthcare, as in education, we do much research and we ignore most of it as well.
What strikes me is that none of these sessions take into account family members. 
I learned much when my late father was in LTC. There are many barriers to excellent care from the family's point of view.
I worked with Dr. Andrea Moser on the Aging at Home Project in NSM LHIN. We were both consultants. She is amazing.

The following are the four key areas or directions the project team has determined was the focus of the Aging At Home Strategy:

• System Navigation
• Home Support
• Supportive Living Environments
• Primary Care Initiatives
Embedded into all of these key areas, a focus on transportation and health human resources.

AM1: Clinical Leadership 

1. Overview of LTC physician education and training requirements      
Paul Katz, Baycrest, Andrea Moser, Ontario Long Term Care Physicians, Jonathan Lam, Health Quality Ontario
2. Nurse-physician collaboration
    Lori Schindel Martin, Ryerson University, Alan Taniguchi, Shalom Village
3. A Director of Care’s Perspective on clinical leadership
AM2: Scope of Practice
 1. Scope of Practice in LTC: Setting the Context for Planning,  Education and Deployment
      Ivy Bourgeault, University of Ottawa

2. Issues Related to ‘Scope of Practice’ for Unregulated Workers in Long-term Care: Preliminary Results of a Scoping View        
Joan Almost & Rosemary Wilson,  Queen’s University

 3. Implementation of the Support Care Coordinator (PSW) Role: Lessons Learned: Emerging Role of the RN in LTC Environments
Charlene Chu, University of Toronto

4. Scopes of Practice in LTC: Recommendations for a Research Agenda and Action Plan
    Ivy Bourgeault, University of Ottawa
AM3:  Person-
Centered Dementia
1. Working Together Towards Person-centered Care of People with Dementia in Long Term Care: Market Research
Mary Schultz, Alzheimer Society of Canada

2. Partnering Together at Bloomington Cove     
    Lisa Meschino, University of Waterloo & Jennifer Beninato, Specialty Care Bloomington Cove

3. BSO:Best Practices in Helping Manage or Deal with Responsive
    Behaviors in LTC
Lesley Santos, Shepherd Village

4. Behavioural Education and Training Supports Inventory (BETSI) - A Decision Making Framework to Assess Training Needs
Patty Boucher, Public Services Health and Safety Association

AM4:  Rehabilitation & Restorative Care
1.  What is the Evidence of Rehabililation of the Frail Elderly?
Mary Schultz, Alzheimer Society of Canada

2. Outcome-Focused Physical Activity Programming in Long Term Care Homes     
    Christine MacDonell, CARF 

3. Effective Rehabilitative Care: What Should Ontario LTCH’s be delivering?
    TBC, Special Rehab Task Force on Nursing and Special Rehabilitation

 AM5: Knowledge Exchange
1.  Bridging the Gap Between Evidence and Practice: What Works?
      Larry W. Chambers, Seniors Health Knowledge Network

2. CFHI’s Approach to Health Care Improvement
Stephen Samis, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

3.  Knowledge Exchange: The Research Funders’ Role  and Tips for Researchers and Knowledge Users        
Kiera Keown, CIHR Knowledge Translation Strategy Unit

4.  Bringing Practice to Evidence and Evidence to Practice: A LTC Home Perspective

Janette O’Leary, Shalom Village

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