RAI Data Forum 2017 for residential care – a success!
Last week, the 2017 RAI Data Forum was held at Vancouver General Hospital on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017. Hosted by the Regional Residential Care RAI Educators (Rachel Keung, Lee Finch and Jason Luey), the Forum had a huge turnout by leaders from a number of Residential Care Homes. The audience also enjoyed displays and products from Exhibitors like Relias Learning/AIS, Point Click Care, MacDonald’s Home Health Care, London Drugs Pharmacy, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Association of Registered Nurses of BC, Classic Lifecare, Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, VCH Work Clothing, VGH Cycling & Commuter Centre and BC Patient Safety & Quality Council.
Forum agenda and speakers
The morning started with a warm welcome from Bob Chapman, the Director of Residential Care & Assisted Living Vancouver. Bob emphasized the value RAI data has for VCH to accurately reflect the care needs of our residents, plan for services and communicate to the public and other levels of government. We were inspired by Lourdes Del Rosario from Royal Ascot Care Centre working with Dr. Masuhara from the Cambie Older Adult Mental Health team and Bincy George at Windermere as they presented their use of data for improvement of resident care, the importance of team work, and how by embracing RAI and integrating it into every day Clinical care has resulted in RAI data they can trust.
Heather Mak, Clinical Practice Lead at Providence Health Care, shared how VCH now has a Pain Steering Committee to support improvements and encouraged the audience to make concrete plans for their sites.
Several guest speakers from out-of-town included Helen Wei-Randall (CIHI) from Ottawa to present a deep analysis of the VCH Pain data and the new RUG III groupings. Steve Puls and Scott Keller (Relias Learning/AIS) travelled from North Carolina and Winnipeg, to facilitate a seminar on improving accuracy through use of the online AIS evaluation.
The Forum wrapped up with a dramatization by the VCH Residential Practice Team (Amanda Crockett, Annie Tam, Bernie Lee, Candy Gubbels, Jason Luey, Jeannette Calderone, Jenny Auxier, Leanna Loy, Lee Finch, Rachel Keung). The presentation showed how the RAI assessment information can be used by the Interdisciplinary Team members to prepare for care conference and identify resident abilities and care needs.
Sharon Galloway, the Professional Practice Director of Residential Practice, ended the day by sharing some words of wisdom and closing remarks.
Thank you to all participants, volunteers, speakers and exhibitors who supported our Forum this year. All in all, a great success!
Interested in more information?
Check out the RAI MDS 2.0 Residential Care page on VCH Connect.