This course will show you best practices for non-healthcare staff when interacting with patients. This will include performing basic observations, communicating with healthcare staff when necessary, and assisting with basic needs when appropriate. The foundational principle of this course is to practice person-centred care, which will provide the guidelines for best practice.
Funding is available for eligible applicants through the Skills Advance Ontario Healthcare initiative, until September 30, 2022, 12:00 noon. To see if you qualify email EOCCinfo@sl.on.ca.
This course is designed to review the understanding of lifts and common terminology, equipment and manufacturer overview, refresher on lifts, transfers, and repositioning, ergonomics and safety, the person-centred approach, and equipment maintenance. We will use a person-centred approach throughout this course when reviewing your previous knowledge and training. This course is designed to refresh your knowledge and skills about ways to prepare for safe lifts and transfers that respect the dignity of the patient. It does not replace previous training, required training on specific lifts, nor the procedures and policies of your employer.
Cultural safety moves towards creating space for the beliefs, behaviours, practices, and experiences that impact Indigenous people. This approach promotes an understanding of the ways that historical and social contexts combine with power imbalances and the way that this shapes the well-being and healthcare experiences of Indigenous people. The goals of a cultural safety approach are to eradicate racism and discrimination to create healthcare environments where people feel safe.
Assisting with mealtime can have a profound impact on an individual’s quality of life. When someone receives quality assistance with their meals it can help them improve and maintain their nutrient intake, overall health, and, most importantly, their emotional well-being.
In recent years, discussions on accessibility, equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenization (EDII) have taken shape in every industry, in private households, and among social communities. But what do these terms mean, why are they important in healthcare, and what can we do about it?