Free app released for frontline teams: Ontario Universal Resource App for LTC
The Ontario CLRI at Baycrest has released a new app that gives PSWs, resident support aides, nurses and students access to role specific resources and tools that are curated specifically for LTC, including materials related to COVID-19 care. Use OurLTCApp to support orientation for new team members or as an on-the-job refresher in any LTC topic or standard of care. Download it for free at clri-ltc.ca/ourltc
Use LIPHA to augment and modernize your curriculum and clinical placements
Do you want to improve the capacity and competency of your students?
If so – we’d like to introduce you to LIPHA – a free virtual learning platform designed by LTC for LTC. The Learning Inter-Professionally Healthcare Accelerator (LIPHA; formerly named ALPHA) is a simulation, coaching and community platform that provides a virtual space with simulated cases and a serious educational game for PSW and Nursing students to practice caring for virtual residents.
We want to support Ontario’s educational institutions to incorporate LIPHA into their curriculum at no cost. Support includes access to technical, implementation, and education support to assist the rollout of LIPHA.
Interested? Learn more and fill out the intake form!
Access free resources from the Ontario CLRI
The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) works to improve the health and well-being of people who live and work in long-term care through education, innovation and knowledge mobilization. Our free resources for PSWs are on our website: clri-ltc.ca
Orientation for PSWs in Long-Term Care
If you are new to long-term care, start with our orientation webpage to get you ready to work in an LTC home. Explore the orientation page: clri-ltc.ca/orientation. The orientation covers 18 topics, including:
- What is Long-Term Care
- Infection Control
- Communications and Person-Centred Language
- Supporting Mobility
- Support at Mealtime, Bathing, Oral Care and Dressing
Free continuing education for PSWs in our eLearning Hub
The Ontario CLRI eLearning hub is free and easy to use. Check out our eLearning courses to refresh or enhance your knowledge in your role as a PSW. Learn about communicating with residents and families during the end-of-life, how to safely lift and transfer residents, how to speak to and about residents, how to involve families or caregivers, and proper infection control practices (new modules coming soon!). Register for your free account today and get unlimited access! Explore the eLearning Hub: learn.clri-ltc.ca