April 2016 - Wave one of the Home Care Falls Prevention improvement collaborative wrapped up on March 24. A qualitative researcher has been recruited to facilitate the evaluation of the Falls Collaborative's effectiveness, and a summary report will be developed by the end of July 2016. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Canadian Home Care Association and Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement are planning wave two of the Collaborative. Wave two will continue to draw on expertise from the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada.
The home care safety expert faculty will be engaged to support wave two of the collaborative by identifying and incorporating new and emerging evidence in the areas of medication safety and falls prevention in home care.