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2013 Accreditation at Providence!

2013 Accreditation at Providence!

From November 24 to November 29 this year, Accreditation Canada will visit Providence Health Care’s acute and residential sites, ambulatory clinics, administrative sites and select community dialysis clinics to conduct the 2013 Accreditation Survey.

An accreditation theme will be highlighted each month.

Our Risk Assessment Theme focuses on identifying safety risks inherent in our client population. It examines the plans and processes we have in place to prevent falls, suicides, pressure ulcers and venous thromboembolisms.  This theme contains four Required Organizational Practices (ROPs) that must be met in order to successfully complete Accreditation. They are:

1. Falls Prevention Strategy - Implement and Evaluate a falls prevention strategy to minimize the impact of client falls. (New: now applied in Ambulatory)
2.  Suicide Prevention - Assess and monitor client's risk of suicide. (Mental Health only)
3.  Pressure Ulcer Prevention - Assess each client's risk for developing a pressure ulcer and implement interventions to prevent pressure ulcer development. (New: now applies in Acute Care)
4.  Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis - The team identifies medical and surgical clients at risk of venous thromboembolism (deep vein thombosis and pulmonary embolism) and provides appropriate thromboprophylaxis.

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