Industry Updates

The CCSA wants to ensure its members are always up-to-date on what is happening in the continuing care and senior supportive living industries.

Hospital Induced Delirium

December 07, 2011
by Roger Collier, Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)

Hospital-acquired delirium is a common and dangerous condition that often goes unnoticed and untreated, an oversight that experts in geriatric medicine say is costing the health care system untold millions of dollars.

"Delirium is often under-recognized and underdiagnosed," says Dr. Roger Wong, president of the Canadian Geriatrics Society. "Many patients, when they come to a hospital, they enter through the emergency department. That is their portal of entry. That is their first stop. The emergency room is a very busy place with a high turnover. It's not an ideal place for recognizing, let alone treating, delirium."

Please visit http://www.cmaj.ca/ for more information or click here to read the article.

Best Practices Guidelines for OHS in the Healthcare Industry

December 01, 2011
From Government of Alberta - Human Services

A series of guide books for employers and workers in the healthcare industry is complete. The final installments, Best Practices for the Assessment and Control of Psychological Hazards and an eLearning awareness program, are now available.

For more information, please visit the Government of Alberta website.