FREDERICTON – Collaborators in New Brunswick and the Netherlands have worked together to establish a Canadian first in the hopes of preventing incidents within nursing homes.
The New Brunswick Continuing Care Safety Association (NBCCSA), along with the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes (NBANH), are launching an electronic safety program in nursing homes, beginning Monday.
It’s a made-for-New Brunswick software that operates in real-time. If an incident happens to an employee within a nursing home, no matter how big or small, the employee involved is encouraged to fill out a form, documenting what happened.
Once a form is submitted, all necessary parties can immediately see what happened, where it happened and why.
“We have so many instances where it’s a pinch, it’s a bruise, it’s a band-aid. Those things don’t go into Worksafe, so what are the true numbers out there?” said Denise Paradis, executive director of NBCCSA.