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For teams and individuals implementing musculoskeletal (MSK) centralized intake, assessment, and management models in Ontario in order to transform care for patients with MSK conditions. The purpose of this Community of Practice is support you in this work by compiling resources, sharing successes, and problem solving common challenges. Members will receive ongoing support from the initiative’s implementation teams.
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Candace  Tse

Candace TseThe Advanced Practice Provider Competency Workbook Part 1 and 2 are now available. The letter introducing the Competency Workbook provides information on target audiences and how to use the workbook. Please read through the introduction letter before you take a deeper dive into the Competency Workbook. 

To assist with applying the competency standards: 
 1.
Please share the APP
Competency Workbooks with the APPs and relevant clinical teams in your LHIN. 
 2.
A webinar will be held on August 15th, 5:00 -
6:30 PM with the original developer, Dr.
Paula Harding and Susan Robarts (details to follow). 
 3.
We recommend that APPs
complete the Learning Needs Analysis in
Part 1 prior to the webinar and review the publication describing the
development of the Clinical Education Framework and Competency Standards
available at the link below.


Harding Paula, Prescott Jonathan, Sayer James, Pearce Andrea (2015). Advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy clinical education framework supporting an emerging new workforce. Australian Health Review 39, 271-282. http://doi.org/10.1071/AH14208

The ARTIC MSK team will continue to update and review tools, resources and educational materials to enable the best system for patients and clinicians, and broader adoption and applicability of materials to additional MSK conditions. 

Please email us at ARTIC@hqontario.ca if you have questions. 

1 week ago

Delaney Hines

Delaney HinesThe Low Back Pain (ISAEC) Practice Leader webinar held on June 28th, 2018 is now posted. The link to the webinar recording is embedded in the file found under the Attachments tab. Attachments > Webinars > Low Back Pain (ISAEC) Practice Leader Webinar(June 28 2018). We've also attached the file here for your convenience!

3 weeks ago

Chantal Kangudie

Chantal Kangudie

Hello,
Recently, there was some discussion regarding the sharing of a template that one of the LHINs used to gather/collate/list their Community Programs and Resources. Has this become available or is someone open to sharing what they used when pulling together their Community Programs and Resources?
Kind regards,
Chantal

1 month ago

Candace  Tse

Candace TseTeams that are piloting the bundled hip and knee replacement QBP program have raised questions related to Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), especially around data collection points from patients. With permission, I am sharing a presentation slidedeck and a FAQ document. They provide some useful information and a very nice schematic that outlines the the data collection points along the patient journey. If you have further questions regarding the bundled care project, please forward your questions to bundledcare@ontario.ca

1 month ago

Chantal Kangudie

Chantal Kangudie

Hi there,
Will the PCP Engagement Webinar deck from yesterday be uploaded here? It was a great session and some of the information would be helpful to use.
Alternatively, being able to still access the webinar itself would also work.
Kind regards,
Chantal

1 month ago

Margaret Furman

Margaret FurmanAttached below please find the outline of the ISAEC PCP On-boarding and Registration Module. The module was created to familiarize PCPs with both the ISAEC Model of Care and the ISAEC Referral Process. Once the module is completed it will provide PCPs with the knowledge to seamlessly refer qualified patients to The RAC for LBP (ISAEC) pathway. A demonstration video of the online module will be shared with the LHIN implementation teams shortly. The LHINs will then reach out to primary care providers in their regions and provide registration and on-boarding details as part the regional implementation. This document is also posted in the attachments section: Attachments > Tools and Templates > ISAEC > ISAEC Training.

1 month ago

Candace  Tse

Candace TseSusan Robarts, Provincial Clinical Implementation Lead, and Dr. Jeff Gollish, Provincial Lead, are pleased to share the Advanced Practice Provider Orientation Manual. This manual supports onboarding and training of new Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) working in hip and knee arthritis Rapid Access Clinics. The content is based on APP orientation and training processes developed at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and incorporates lessons learned from similar successful MSK models of care from across the province as well as international jurisdictions. 
Please note that The Advanced Practice Provider Orientation Manual is intended to be a resource for clinicians supporting the APP orientation and training. The key components of the APP training program outlined in this manual include: 3-month practice development program and timeline, roles and responsibilities, as well as checklists and other tools to support learning. This manual should be read in conjunction with the soon-to-be released APP competency workbook(updates regarding the release of the APP competency workbook will follow shortly). Please share this manual with the APPs and relevant clinical teams in your LHIN at your earliest convenience. 
A French version of this document will be available soon. Support for navigating the APP training resources will be scheduled for June

1 month ago

Margaret Furman

Margaret FurmanThe updated ISAEC APP and PL Training Outlines are now posted in the attachments section. Attachments > Tools and Templates > ISAEC > ISAEC Training. These two documents replace the previously posted document titled: "ISAEC PL & APP Complete Training Outline". The updated documents, provided by the ISAEC Ops Team (Health Quality Programs- UHN), include further detail for the PL training. Please see attachment below for your convenience.

2 months ago

Margaret Furman

Margaret FurmanRole description for the Site Surgeon Sponsor for RAC for Low Back Pain (ISAEC) is now posted in the attachments section. Attachments > Tools and Templates > ISAEC. Please see attachment below for your convenience.

2 months ago

Delaney Hines

Delaney Hines

Clarifying Common Questions (Myth Busting) webinar on May 9th 2018 is now posted. The link to the webinar recording is embedded in the file. Attachments > Webinars > MSK Myth Buster Webinar (May 9 2018)

2 months ago

Tricia Beath

Tricia BeathProvide your feedback on the draft Quality Standard: Care for Adults With Acute Low Back Pain
http://www.hqontario.ca/Evidence-to-Improve-Care/Quality-Standards/View-all-Quality-Standards/low-back-pain


2 months ago

Helen Johnson

Helen Johnson

In order to determine referral pathways for spine surgery for patients in our LHIN, is there a list of diagnostic codes of the spinal surgeries that are included in the ISAEC work? Understanding that often these are lumbar laminectomy, discectomy, lumbar fusion, lumbar decompression, looking for which IDC 10 codes we might use in attempt to pull some data. 

2 months ago

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  • Margaret Furman

    Hi Helen, thank you for your question! 
    I consulted with Dr. Rampersaud to provide this response. In general, the patients who meet the diagnostic criteria for the non-urgent spine QBP are the typical surgical patients that are going to be seen by RAC for LBP (ISAEC). The main clinical diagnoses are disc herniation with radiculopathy, spinal stenosis (with or without spondylolisthesis) with claudication, and isthmic spondylolisthesis. The challenge is that ICD-10 codes can be confusing and include a completely different language, hence making it difficult to provide a clear response to your question. Please refer to the Quality-Based Pathway Clinical Handbook for Non-Emergent Integrated Spine Care (page 11). A copy is attached below. 
    Relevant codes as they pertain to the lumbar spine are presented below:
    • M43^ (Other deforming dorsopathies) 
    • M47^ (Spondylosis) 
    • M48.0^ (Spinal stenosis) 
    • M48.1^ (Ankylosing hyperostosis [Forestier]) 
    • M48.2^ (Kissing spine)
    • M48.8^ (Other specified spondylopathies) 
    • M48.9^ (Spondylopathy, unspecified) 
    • M51^ (Other intervertebral disc disorders)
    • M53^ (Other dorsopathies, not elsewhere classified)


    We hope this is helpful!


    Regards,
    Margaret Furman, Clinical Implementation Co-Lead LBP (ISAEC) | ARTIC Team2 months ago
  • Helen Johnson
    thanks Margaret - this is very helpful!2 months ago
Tricia Beath

Tricia BeathYou can now subscribe to updates to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in this group! Simply click on“Subscribe to updates” above to get notified by email when new activity is posted to this group.

2 months ago

Tricia Beath

Tricia BeathJob descriptions for the Practice Lead and Advanced Practice Provider roles in low back pain (ISAEC) are now posted in the attachments section. Attachments > Tools and Templates > ISAEC. 

3 months ago

Tricia Beath

Tricia Beath

Thank you to the LHIN teams who participated in this morning's webinar. It was a great session!

3 months ago

Tricia Beath

Tricia BeathThese slides address frequently asked questions about the Advanced Practice Provider (APP) in hip and knee arthritis and low back pain, check them out!

3 months ago

Tricia Beath

Tricia BeathNew resource for ISAEC: overview of the training program for both APPs and PLs. Find it under the attachments tab > Tools and Templates > ISAEC (low back pain)

4 months ago

Tricia Beath

Tricia BeathNew resource: Core elements of the Advanced Practice Provider assessment in hip and knee arthritis. Find it under the attachments tab > Tools and Templates > Hip and knee

4 months ago

Tricia Beath

Tricia BeathAnother relevant read, work done in Hamilton: http://www.cfp.ca/content/63/8/619.long 

4 months ago

Tricia Beath

Tricia BeathPart 2: http://healthydebate.ca/2017/02/topic/wait-times-specialists

4 months ago