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Dynamic Health September Round-up: Updates Summary + User Experience Survey + Ankle Brachial Policy and Fall Lunch and Learn + Fibromyalgia Awareness Week + Arthritis Awareness Month + World Alzheimer’s Month

by Library Staff on 2023-09-06T08:30:00-03:00 in Clinical Policy & Practice, Dynamic Health, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Paramedicine, Physicians, Point-of-Care Tools, Recreation Therapy | 0 Comments

We’re back with Dynamic Health Round-ups after a summer hiatus. Dynamic Health round-up posts keep you informed about implementation and use of Dynamic Health at Nova Scotia Health. They highlight any new priority projects and events, as well as updates to our Workplace Notes and Custom Workplace Skills. Read on to get caught up and ready for Fall!

Updates: Skills, Workplace Notes and Dynamic Health FAQs

We’ve received several feedback submissions over the past two months through the Suggestions for Skills form. As a result of this feedback, we’re happy to highlight new and updated workplace notes on five skills:

In addition to these changes, we’ve also edited how we direct you to official guidance from Pathology and Laboratory Medicine regarding reference ranges. You’ll find this new info added to our FAQ document, Dynamic Health Frequently Asked Questions:

Are lab values within Dynamic Health topics the same as those used at NS Health?
Topic sections, like a specific Skill, may reference lab result ranges that vary from Nova Scotia Health laboratory generated ranges. Always defer to local guidance regarding laboratory results > HERE: https://intra.nshealth.ca/plm/SitePages/Home.aspx.

User Experience Survey

When deciding to implement Dynamic Health organization-wide, we gathered feedback on user experience through an initial survey as a baseline. At close to 8 months since launch, we are seeking more general feedback on the overall usability of Dynamic Health, as well as our local customizations (e.g., Workplace Notes).

Ankle Brachial Measurement and Fall Lunch and Learn

Starting October 4th at noon, we will be hosting a four-part Lunch and Learn series – Applying Evidence: Demystifying Nursing and Allied Health Procedures with Dynamic Health!

The first session in this series will look at the first example of Dynamic Health Skills being used within policy – Ankle Brachial Index Measurement. We’ll hear from Interprofessional Practice and Policy Office leaders about the broader vision for Dynamic Health, as well as from policy authors about the process.

Additional sessions in this series will include an overview of the skill review process, more examples of using the resource across Nova Scotia Health, as well as some practical tips and tricks on implementing Dynamic Health into patient care.


Health Promotion in September and Dynamic Health Topics

September 2023 marks 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’ll get in touch!

Fibromyalgia Awareness Week

Arthritis Awareness Month

World Alzheimer's Month

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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