Coaching of Wave One teams from the Home Care Falls Prevention Improvement Collaborative is ongoing. Insights from this work will inform Wave Two of the Collaborative. Evaluation of the Wave One Collaborative has started and is on track for a final report to be delivered in December 2016. The partner organizations (CHCA, CFHI and CPSI) met in April to debrief Wave One. Planning for Wave Two will include leveraging Team STEPPS® content where applicable to empower patients and families, as well as utilizing best practices in fall prevention as identified by ISMP Canada and RNAO.
Members of the Home Care Safety Expert Faculty have expressed interest in supporting Wave Two and have identified areas of focus to build on.
CPSI is working with the Canadian Home Care Association to find tools and resources to guide safety conversations between health care providers and patients when receiving home care services. The result of phase one of the work is the Am I Safe? report.
Am I Safe? seeks to help healthcare providers, patients, and caregivers work together to evaluate and manage risk when receiving care at home. If you are aware of tools or resources that can help facilitate conversations about managing safety in the home please contact us at amIsafe@cpsi-icsp.ca