OPSWA's Standards of Practice - Introduction

 

 

Regulatory organizations play an important and vital role in ensuring patient safety and accountability for their professions. Personal Support Workers (PSWs) as mentioned in the HPRAC report of 2006 pertaining to the consideration to regulation of PSWs, what is “needed for self-regulation, the leadership must show that it will distinguish between the public interest and the profession’s self-interest and will favor the former over the latter.”

 

“HPRAC is confident that the majority of the PSW’s wants to serve their client’s or patient’s interests. However, the lack of a fully developed professional association representing the majority of the PSW’s makes it difficult to identify leadership which can ensure that the role of advocacy for the profession is understood as having different goals and requirements than the promotion and protection of the public interest.”

 

OPSWA has taken the initiative to develop and uphold Standards of Practice to protect not only the public in the delivery of the services provided by PSW’s but to protect all vested stakeholders through the development of a defined scope of practice, development of standards of care and a complaints process for all.

 

 

Standard of Practice -  Alzheimer's Care

 

Standard of Practice - Ambulation

 

Standard of Practice - Bathing

 

Standard of Practice - Bladder

 

Standard of Practice - Bowel Care

 

Standard of Practice - Dementia Care

 

Standard of Practice - Dressing

 

Standard of Practice - Exercises

 

Standard of Practice - Feeding

 

Standard of Practice - Hearing Aid Care

 

Standard of Practice - Medication

 

Standard of Practice - Mouth Care

 

Standard of Practice - Nail Care

 

Standard of Practice - Specialty Care - Ostomy Care

 

Standard of Practice - Specialty Care - Oxygen Administration

 

Standard of Practice - Specialty Care - Trach/Ventilator Care

 

Standard of Practice - Specialty Care - Tube Feeding

 

Standard of Practice - Specialty Care - Wound Care

 

 

Standard of Practice - Shaving

 

Standard of Practice - Skin Care

Standard of Practice - Transfers

 

Standard of Practice - Vision Care

 

Standard of Practice - Infection Prevention and Control - taken from the Government of Canada

 

Standard of Practice - Therapeutic Relationship between PSW & Client

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