PFCC - Newsletter
You can learn about Patient and Family Centred Care activities at Alberta Children's Hospital by reading our monthly e-newsletter - Together We're Better. This newsletter will give you insight into Family Centred Care Initiatives, profile our Family Centred Care champions, and keep you up to date on upcoming education opportunities. Archived copies are available on the FCRC website.
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Welcome to the August edition of Together We're Better.
PFCC Week October 17-22, 2016
Save the date for our 5th Annual Patient and Family Centred Care Week - October 17 - 21. This year's theme is Growing Partnerships. There will be many opportunities to explore this theme through education sessions, fun activities, and displays. Watch for a full listing in our next newsletter.
We encourage all ACH units/clinics/departments to start thinking about how you may want to incorporate this theme into your PFCC Week celebrations.
New Members Wanted for our Family Advisory Council!
The Family Advisory Council is recruiting new members for the fall. We need your help to tell parents or family members of children currently accessing services at ACH about this opportunity to provide their voice to help improve the quality of our hospital's care for all patients and families.
The Family Advisory Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 7-9 pm to consult with ACH's staff on the work of the hospital.
Monthly Tip: Sharing Your Views
Here are a couple of strategies to help you share your thoughts and experiences in a helpful way.
Use "I" statements
When sharing your experience, it is very beneficial for your feelings and beliefs to come from the first person perspective. When you use statements like "I believe" or "I feel" as opposed to "You make me feel" or "Person X made me feel" it avoids coming off as blaming or accusing someone and allows for a much more productive, open and honest dialogue.
Writing it down
Sometimes depending on the nature of the experience, it might be very helpful to write down your experience first to work through any emotions involved and/or to help you to develop a constructive means of conveying the message. Another option is to practice sharing your experience with a PFCC Staff Liaison before sharing it with the targeted audience.
In This IssuePFCC Week
FAC & CAYAC Recruitment Opportunities
Stanford Children's Health/Packard Hospital Presents Summer Webinars
Enterprise-Wide FCC Hand-Hygiene Initiative
This presentation will describe human-centered design processes used to develop and launch this program.
Thursday, Aug 31, 2016 11:00 AM
Making Injury Data Accessible, Visually Pleasing and Useful: Can It Be Done?
The Canadian Atlas of Child and Youth Injury Prevention is a key output on the CIHR Team in Child and Youth Injury Prevention. It addresses a recommendation that Canada choose a set of indicators comparable across institutions and organizations to monitor injury. Join this webinar to see how the Team developed these indicators and how they will be useful for practitioners, policy makers, and researchers.
Wednesday, September 7
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Paediatric Sepsis: the Importance of Data as a Foundation for Improvement
CAPHC is reflecting on what improvements we have seen in outcomes for paediatric sepsis patients. Many Canadian hospitals are committed to increasing awareness, education and improved recognition and management.
Wednesday, September 14
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
2016 CAPHC Annual Conference
Harnessing our Strengths: A Shared Vision for Child and Youth Healthcare
October 23 to 25, 2016