Submission ID 77992

Code OE-4-1
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Category Medical Education
Type Oral
Will the presenter be a: Other
Presenter Other Associate Director, Scholarship and Simulation Education
Title Education Fulfilling the Public Inquiry Into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System: A Needs Assessment
Background/Purpose A needs assessment and environmental scan were conducted to establish the educational needs of long-term care (LTC) staff including physicians, allied healthcare professionals, facility staff, and healthcare administrators as well as coroners and staff of the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario (OCC). This study addresses the recommendations from The Public Inquiry and is led by the OCC in collaboration with the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, and Office of Professional Development and Educational Scholarship (Queen's University).
Methods In 2020-2021, data were collected in three stages: (1) review of open access materials (n=60), (2) online surveys (n=57), (3) interviews/focus groups and key informant meetings (n=28). Quantitative data were analyzed descriptively using SPSS. Qualitative data were analyzed thematically using NVivo.
Results Recommendations included a need to define key terms (e.g., vulnerabilities). There was also a perceived need to shift the culture from one of blame- to one of learning and patient safety. Additionally, there is a need for greater awareness related to intentional harm and affiliated resources for how to report intentional harm. Future educational programming should foster collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to recognizing and reporting vulnerabilities, as well as clarifying specific roles and responsibilities.
Discussion This needs assessment resulted in the identification of knowledge gaps and areas for system improvement specific to patient safety in LTC. These recommendations will inform the development of a curriculum for healthcare providers related to intentional harm as well as a new institutional patient death record to report cases of intentional harm.
Keyword 1 Needs Assessment
Keyword 2 Environmental Scan
Keyword 3 Curriculum Development
Abstract content most relevant to: (check all that apply) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (faculty development, CME)
Abstract Track - First Choice Curriculum
Curriculum General
Authors Heather Braund
Heather Braund
Nancy Dalgarno
Jenniferr Turnnidge
Turab Ibrahim
Angela Coderre-Ball
Nicholas Cofie
Eleftherios Soleas
Klodiana Kolomitro
Jen Railer
Richard van Wylick
Roger Skinner

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