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SCOPE Learning Congress 

The Safer Care for Older Persons (in residential) Environments project examines the effectiveness of empowering health care aides to take the lead on improvement strategies within the long-term care setting. As part of this project, quality improvement teams consisting of various facility staff led by care aides attend several Learning Congresses throughout the year. The first Learning Congress was held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on February 8th-9th with a great turn-out! Quality improvement teams from all seven intervention facilities participated in the two-day event, along with regional decision makers, quality advisors, and researchers.

The teams had an opportunity to learn about the quality improvement model, three areas of improvement (resident pain, behavior and mobility), and network with other teams. Afterwards, the team selected one of three areas of improvement  to work on in their facilities during the first Action Period, where they plan and test small changes in their selected areas. At the congress facility leaders, such as Directors of Care and Administrators discussed and shared strategies on how to support the quality improvement teams in their facilities.

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Dr Silvius on CBC News

Dr James Silvius was featured by CBC News in February where he discussed the importance of deprescribing medications for seniors as a safety priority.
New Publication

Development and Validation of A Scheduled Shifts Staffing (ASSiST) Measure of Unit-Level Staffing in Nursing Homes.

Cummings GG, Doupe M, Ginsburg L, McGregor MJ, Norton PG, Estabrooks CA


New Team Member

Joseph Akinlawon joined TREC as our Data Manager! Joseph has a BSc in Mathematical Sciences and a MSc in Statistics from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta in Nigeria. He also received a MSc in Statistics from the University of Alberta. Prior to joining TREC, Joseph worked as an Analyst and Advisor with Alberta Health and Alberta Municipal Affairs. Joseph has two children with his wife and enjoys playing soccer and community work in his spare time. 
  Did you know?
About 41% of RNs from all TREC 2.0 facilities have worked in their current role for over 10 years. The percentage is highest among RNs from Interior Health (67%). Manitoba has the highest percentage (48%) of RNs who have worked for less than 5 years in their current role.

Winter Student

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Kexin Yu is TREC's winter intern with the University of Alberta Research Experience (UARE) program. She is an undergraduate student majoring in psychology from Zhejian University. During the past four years of study, Kexin has developed a strong research interest in gerontology. She's excited to learn and expand her research skills in this area though her internship with TREC. 

Hacking Health Edmonton 2016 has adopted the AGE-WELL theme for this year's hackathon held on February 19th - 21st at the University of Alberta. Students and professionals in computing science, rehabilitation, medicine, design and engineering shared ideas related to health-care delivery improvements for older adults.
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