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In long-term care it is increasingly apparent that who is on shift is just as important as how many staff are on shift. Quality care is difficult to achieve when we do not routinely engage with one another in a positive, or civil, manner.
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WorkSafeBC’s healthcare and social services planned inspection initiative focuses on high-risk activities in the workplace that lead to serious injuries and time-loss claims.
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WorkSafeBC is releasing a discussion paper with proposed amendments to the Current Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual that guide wage rate decisions related to short-term and long-term disability compensation. Recommended amendments include: These changes may affect your claims costs. Click here to view the proposed changes and offer feedback to WorkSafeBC – The deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, […]
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Point of Care Assessment

Instructions

  • Before this huddle, print some point of care assessment cards and posters to give to staff and make available in staff areas.
  • Start the huddle by passing out the point of care assessment Cards to your staff and review the steps of a point of care assessment. If possible, show the group the It Could Happen to You video, which covers the point of care
    assessment in detail. Next, read the scenario out loud and, with the point of care assessment in mind, use the guiding questions to facilitate a discussion.

Notes to the huddle leader

  • A point of care assessment should be done by all staff­ prior to and while interacting with a person in care.
  • Consider asking sta­ff to share a real-life scenario where they changed what they were going to do in response to completing a point of care assessment.

Scenario

  • Mr. H has dementia and a history of aggression. Yesterday evening, he was in his bed and became agitated with the care worker who was helping to settle him in for the night. He began yelling and threw his cup of water at the care worker.
  • Today, a di­fferent care worker is about to enter his room to get him ready for breakfast.
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Environmental Scan
Learn to assess an environment for hazards before providing care.
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Working with clients or residents and their families is not always easy. You may not be able to control how others act, but you can control how you respond.
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Learn to identify potentially violent situations, apply de-escalation techniques and report violence or near misses.
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SafeCare BC’s Safety Huddle Handbook includes a collection of topics that you can use to organize your own safety huddles. While many huddles can be done as a discussion, others require additional resources. Below you will find a list of handouts, documents, pictures and videos that can be used for the corresponding huddle.
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Learn to know the consequences of getting injured at work and understand how injuries affect everyone in the workplace.
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Learn how dementia affects behaviour and be able to apply strategies to responsive behaviours.
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Achieve a work-life balance by developing and implement your own self-care plan to
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Learn when it is safe to transfer a person in care and know what to do if it is not safe to transfer.
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Use the Point of Care Assessment template below to identify the risks in each of the four boxes that may have lead to the resident becoming responsive.
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This is a tool for care workers to ensure that they are providing safe, person-directed care through a quick at-the-bedside assessment.
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Download and print your own Point of Care Assessment card. Share with your colleagues. We’ve made it easy with the Avery business card template.
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A point of care risk assessment for transfers is a quick mini-appraisal you, the health care worker, do to make sure a person’s abilities still match what’s in their care plan. It doesn’t replace the typical risk assessment completed as part of a person’s care plan. Rather, it’s a tool you use in addition to the care plan assessments.
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