New book on Knowledge Translation in Nursing and Healthcare: A Roadmap to Evidence-informed Practice
Knowledge Translation in Nursing and Healthcare: A Roadmap to Evidence-informed Practice
Wiley Blackwell, ISBN: 978-0-813-81185-7
Written by highly experienced implementation researchers working with practitioners, the book demonstrates how the synthesis and translation of evidence supports improvement of existing care and service delivery models, and produces increased benefit for both patients and health services. Examples drawn from the authors’ first-hand experience—such as pressure injury prevention in acute care, transition of care for people with heart failure, and community leg ulcer care—illustrate the use of best practice in addressing care and quality issues. This important reference and guide:
Outlines a planning framework that activates research and evidence in practice settings, moving knowledge into action and sustaining the use of best practice
Introduces the framework that enables effective evidence-informed methodology and decision-making
Features numerous illustrative field examples of both successful and unsuccessful implementations in a variety of practical situations
Offers perspectives on best practice implementation from experienced practitioners and researchers
Knowledge Translation in Nursing and Healthcareis a must-have for those wanting to implement, evaluate, and sustain best practice in the delivery of evidence-informed healthcare to patients, families, and communities.
New iKT Casebook Volume
How we work together: The Integrated Knowledge Translation Research Network Casebook. Vol. 4.
Ottawa: Integrated Knowledge Translation Research Network. 2021.
New CIHI Report on Long-term care and COVID-19: The first 6 months
The Impact of COVID-19 on Long-Term Care in Canada: Focus on the First 6 Months
-COVID-19 cases among residents of LTC and retirement homes increased by nearly two-thirds during Wave 2 compared with Wave 1.
-Compared with pre-pandemic years, in Wave 1, LTC residents had fewer physician visits; fewer hospital transfers; and less contact with friends and family, which is associated with higher rates of depression.
-In all provinces where it could be measured, the total number of resident deaths was higher than normal during this period, even in places with fewer COVID-19 deaths.
-Provincial and national inquiries (to date) on COVID-19 in LTC have made similar recommendations and speak to long-standing concerns in the sector.
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Canada’s elder care crisis: Addressing the doubling demand
In our baseline scenario, we estimate the current demand for care. This means those who are receiving care, those who are on a waitlist for long-term care and those who are relying exclusively on informal home care but who would like professional care. This unmet demand represents an estimated 20.4 percent of long-term care demand and 7.7 per cent of home care demand. Despite the challenges meeting today’s need for care, demand for long-term care, is expected to reach 606,000 patients in 2031, up from 380,000 in 2019. Similarly, demand for home care will increase to roughly 1.8 million patients in 2031, up from close to 1.2 million in 2019. This increase is projected to result in the total cost of care rising from $29.7 billion in 2019 to $58.5 billion in 2031. The cumulative cost of providing this care over 2021 to 2031 is pegged at $490.6 billion.
While this represents a substantial funding requirement, there are policy solutions that can not only lower the cost of care, but also provide care that is aligned with patient needs. Long-term care utilization has been on a downward trend in recent years, which is in line with patients’ preference to remain at home. If we can sustain that trend, by making better use of home care, we can move 37,000 Canadians out of long-term care, saving the health care system an estimated $794 million a year by 2031. In addition, we estimate that there are currently more than 9,405 patients in hospitals waiting to be transferred to other levels of care. If we can shift some of these people to home care and long-term care, we could save an additional $1.4 billion per year by 2031.
While these policy solutions can better meet care needs and also create system savings, they are simply unable to counter the significant jump in future costs that is forthcoming from our aging demographics. Nor is it likely that any other policy solution will be able to quell the rise in demand. The results of this analysis are clear. Costs for care are increasing rapidly. Policymakers and other stakeholders will need to quickly decide how they will handle this rapid rise in care needs.
New standards are being created for LTC homes — and the public is asked to weigh in
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2021 Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures
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