This quality improvement program focuses on secondary fracture prevention by identifying patients at risk for future fracture and initiating appropriate evaluation, risk assessment, education, and therapeutic intervention. From inception, data collection and analysis have been central to the program, and approval by the Research Ethics Board was obtained to permit the publication of quality assurance data. The program undergoes regular iterative program modifications based on evolving risk assessment tools and treatment guidelines, performance outcomes, and qualitative study results.
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It is important to spend the time needed to determine the most appropriate professional background for your new FLS coordinator and this will largely depend on your local individual context. Nursing offers by far the best fit in terms of scope of practice. But should you hire an RN or an NP? This article aims to cover some of the important considerations.
Dr. Famida Jiwa, President & CEO, Osteoporosis Canada is pleased to announce that Dr. Earl Bogoch has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Brookfield Chair in Fracture Prevention. This University of Toronto chair, a global first of its type, has been established at the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Foundation through the generosity of Brookfield Partners Foundation, which provided a $3 million grant. Dr. Bogoch was appointed after a Faculty search process.
A province-wide post fracture care gap has previously been documented in Nova Scotia: in 2010, only 23% of hip fracture patients received osteoporosis medication within 6 months of their fracture.1 With the assistance of the Dartmouth General Hospital (DGH) Foundation and a philanthropic grant from Sun Life Financial, the first Nova Scotia (NS) FLS was […]
After rigorous peer review, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) recently awarded the Fraser Health Authority team in British Columbia (BC), a three-year project team grant worth $500,000. The project, titled “Breaking the cycle of recurrent fracture: Scaling up a secondary fracture prevention program in Fraser Health to inform spread across British Columbia”, […]
Osteoporosis Canada (OC) is pleased to announce the updated version of “Key performance indicators (KPIs) for Canadian FLSs (v2.0)”. Version 2 of the OC FLS KPIs brings in new learnings from OC’s first national audit released in September 2018. The FLS KPIs provide: A way to measure the performance of the FLS at the level […]
A development grant to improve osteoporosis care for fragility fracture patients has been awarded to British Columbia’s Fraser Health Authority. Funding for “Breaking The Cycle Of Recurrent Fracture: Scaling Up A Fracture Prevention Program In British Columbia” was awarded by the Michel Smith Foundation for Health Research. Osteoporosis Canada congratulates the project co-leads, Dr. Sonia […]
The results from Osteoporosis Canada’s first national FLS audit demonstrate the positive impact of Canadian FLSs on the lives of fragility fracture patients. The promising results, released in September 2018, are included in the “Report from Canada’s first national FLS audit” which provides an overview of the audit for the cohort of patients enrolled in […]