Dynamic Health October Round-up: Updated Workplace Note + Leadership Content + Nursing Practice Premiums + Skills Review Lunch and Learn + User Experience Survey + Breast Cancer Awareness Month + Occupational Therapy Month + World Psoriasis Day

by Library Staff on 2023-10-10T11:00:00-03:00 in Dynamic Health, Interprofessional Practice, Nurse Practitioners, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Paramedicine, Physicians & Nurse Practitioners, Physiotherapy & Recreation Therapy, Point-of-Care Tools, Policy & Practice, Teaching & Learning | 0 Comments

Dynamic Health round-up posts keep you informed about implementation and use of Dynamic Health at Nova Scotia Health. These posts highlight any new priority projects and events as well as updates to our Workplace Notes and Custom Workplace Skills.

Updates: Workplace Notes, Leadership Topic Section and Nursing Practice Premiums

We receive feedback submissions on an ongoing basis through the Suggestions for Skills form and through partnerships with departments and teams. This month, the following customization has been added:

Leadership Topic Section

Dynamic Health has added new leadership content with point-of-care nursing and health professional leaders in mind (managers, supervisors, charge nurses, etc.). It is designed specifically for those looking to take their professional growth and team development to the next level. Each Leadership topic includes an overview, best practices, and strategies. While more than 350 topics are anticipated, all topics will not be released at once – they will be released over time to ensure thoughtful, evidence-based information is included in each one. You’ll find this new Topic Section in Dynamic Health on the main menu:

Dynamic Health CE and Nursing Practice Premiums

When you make a personal account for using Dynamic Health, you can track and collect Continuing Education (CE) credits. Dynamic Health CE credits are worth Nursing Practice Premiums!

Learn more on the Dynamic Health Support Subject Guide, which includes this table Note that participating in our skills review or creating a custom skill is worth points too!

Lunch and Learn + Second Skills Review Push – Join in!

Our Applying Evidence Lunch and Learn events are in full swing! Register for one or all the events here.

An important part of Dynamic Health implementation at Nova Scotia Health is connecting with nursing and allied health professionals across the organization. One way we do this is through periodic skill review “pushes” where we identify a batch of skills that need review and match them to team members throughout Nova Scotia Health. Reviewing a skill can result in a new Workplace Note or creation of a Custom Skill.

Find out more about this key process during the October 25th Lunch and Learn event at noon. Register today!

User Experience Survey – Deadline Extended

We want to check in with Nova Scotia Health nursing and allied health units and teams about their awareness of and user experience with Dynamic Health. We need your help to ask nursing and allied health staff to fill out this short survey – even if Dynamic Health is new to them!

Please share and encourage completion of the survey here: https://library.nshealth.ca/DH-UX

How are Customizations Updated?

We’re often asked about how Dynamic Health customizations (Workplace Notes, Custom Skills) are kept current when evidence, local practice, policies, learning modules, and other guidance changes. It’s a good question, and a valid concern given the volume and fluid nature of information. We make sure local customizations are current through three avenues:

  • Publisher Updates
    EBSCO’s Editorial Team for Dynamic Health sends a report on content changes every two months. We cross-reference this report with our list of workplace notes and skills to determine if we need to edit and/or reach out to key contributors about making a change.
  • Local Monitoring
    We monitor updates from Nova Scotia Health departments and teams, such as The Policy Office, to identify changes that need to be reflected in Dynamic Health. We also rely on input through our Suggestions for Skills form.
  • Built-in Review Cycle
    We template and track every customization we make by date and last reviewer. In alignment with Nova Scotia Health’s Policy Office review cycle, we will follow up with the last author(s) on record of a customization every 4 years to make sure the existing Workplace Note or Custom Skill reflects current practice within the organization.

Health Promotion in October and Dynamic Health Topics

October 2023 marks the promotion of:

In recognition of these health promotion events, we encourage you to engage with the curated list of Dynamic Health content below.

If you spot any Skills below that you feel need a Workplace Note, consider being a reviewer! Fill out our Suggestions for Skills form with your notes and we will get in touch!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Occupational Therapy Month

World Psoriasis Day

Dynamic Health Project Team

Amanda Revels
Professional Practice Leader
Interprofessional Practice & Learning, Western Zone

Leah MacDonald
Professional Practice Leader
Interprofessional Practice & Learning, COVID-19 Response

Katie McLean
Librarian Educator
Interprofessional Practice & Learning, Library Services

Margaret Meier
Policy Lead
Policy Office

Ann Slaunwhite
Library Technician
Interprofessional Practice & Learning, Library Services


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