Expanding to unity and Saskatoon

Expanding to unity and Saskatoon

Karen Eisler

The medical unit in the Moose Jaw Union Hospital was the first of three pilot sites in the province selected for the SRNA quality workplace program. The other two sites are Parkridge, a long-term care facility in Saskatoon and the Unity and District Health Centre, an integrated facility in Unity. The SRNA Quality Workplace Program (QWP) is all about improving nurse retention, improving quality outcomes, increasing staff morale, creating excellence and developing frontline leadership.

The Program involves management and staff in assessing the workplace, then planning and implementing positive changes.

During the last two months, the QWP working groups in Parkridge and Unity and District Health Centre have been working on a plan to develop a quality workplace. They have completed an ADR education session and the evaluations were positive. Participants stated the session was very helpful and 100% stated they would recommend ADR education to their colleagues – despite the role-playing!

Both working groups have completed an 84 question attitudinal survey, which will serve as the initial assessment of their workplace. The two groups have begun regular meetings and have started to identify the challenges in their workplace, as well as, documenting the things that are working well. The working groups are committed to working together to improve the workplace.

For more information please call Karen Eisler, RN 359 4235 or email keisler@srna.org.

SRNA Quality Workplace Program Presentation to SDH Board

Karen Eisler, RN, Quality Workplace Coordinator made a presentation on the SRNA Quality Workplace Program to the Saskatoon District Health Board in February. She also presented to the Greenhead District Board in January.

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