On Dec. 4, 2018, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, tabled in Parliament a Framework on Palliative Care in Canada. The Framework will help support improved access to palliative care by providing a useful reference point for governments, stakeholders, caregivers and communities to help identify common directions and opportunities, address gaps, and share best practices. Over the coming months, Health Canada will develop a federal implementation plan that will define next steps and federal actions linked to this Framework. It is expected that the implementation plan will be completed by summer 2019. [from www.canada.ca website]
The Standards & Guidelines present preventive strategies known to help patients de-escalate, best practices for delivering seclusion when it is wholly unavoidable, and, design and construction standards to ensure the safest and most reassuring environment in which to deliver the intervention. The Standards & Guidelines emphasize protecting the rights, dignity, health, and safety of individuals admitted to psychiatric facilities, while simultaneously ensuring the safest, most effective, and most satisfying working conditions for caregivers. [from page 1]
This guideline is intended to provide new and updated evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of SSI (surgical site infections) and should be incorporated into comprehensive surgical quality improvement programs to improve patient safety.