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Report
Seniors Health
Research Transfer
Network
Welcome to an overview of SHRTN
2007-08
WHAT IS SHRTN?
• SHRTN is a Province-wide Knowledge
Exchange Network of people involved in
seniors’ health care
• SHRTN promotes the exchange of
knowledge generated through:
 Research – explicit knowledge
 Practice and experience – tacit knowledge
SHRTN
Vision
The Seniors Health
Research Transfer
Network is the
“place to go”
in Ontario
for the latest
knowledge and best
practices about
seniors’ health and
health care.
SHRTN is a Knowledge
Exchange Network
SHRTN Pillars
Facilitate Knowledge Transfer and Exchange
Communities of
Practice (CoPs)
Organizations to link people with
ideas, information, tacit and explicit
knowledge (including the AKE)
SHRTN Library
Service
Access to evidence for paid
caregivers delivered by Seniors
Health Information Specialists
Ontario Research
Coalition
Generation of evidence based on
needs of caregivers and policy
makers
Governance &
Leadership
Decision making and input that
involves leaders at the provincial &
local levels
PILLAR 1
Community of Practice
The concept of a community of
practice refers to the process of social
learning that occurs when people who
have a common interest in some subject
or problem collaborate over an extended
period to share ideas, find solutions, and
build innovations. 1
1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_of_practice
Communities
of Practice
(CoPs)
Connecting people and knowledge
expertise
Connecting people and resources
Connecting people and ideas
Connecting innovations and practice
Community of Practice Topics
• Activity and Aging
• Alliance for Quality Improvement in Long-term
Care (AQUILT)
• Alzheimer and Related Dementias
• Blood Pressure
• Communicative Access and Aphasia
• Compulsive Hoarding Behaviour
• Continence Care
• E-learning in Long Term Care Homes
• End of Life Care
• Home based e-Health
• Influenza Vaccine Decision Aid
• Long Term Care Spiritual Care
• Mental Health, Addictions and Behavioural Issues
Key Components of a SHRTN CoP
• Knowledgeable leaders
• Members with common interest in topic and
commitment to share ideas, find solutions and
build innovations
• Knowledge brokers
• Information Specialists
• Knowledge Transfer / Exchange Events
– In person or using SHRTN Technology
SHRTN Supports CoP Members
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www.SHRTN.on.ca
On-line collaboration tools (PlumTree)
E-Meeting software (Adobe Acrobat Connect)
Toll-free conference call line
On-line survey tool (Survey Monkey)
Knowledge and information translated by trained
professionals
www.SHRTN.on.ca
PlumTree Collaboration Tools
Calendar
Tasks
Documents
Discussions
Adobe Acrobat Connect (AAC)
E- Meetings, “Virtual” Presentations and “Webinars”
– All that is needed is a computer with a high-speed
internet connection and access to a telephone.
– Great for those living and working in remote locations
around the province, and for cutting down on travel and
accommodations expenses.
– Lets you participate in a “virtual” meetings, view and
participate in seminar presentations using internet
connection and teleconference line from the comfort of
your home or office
Survey Monkey
• Professional online surveys
• Automated collection, tabulation and
reporting
• Uses:
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Consultation
Research
Satisfaction surveys
Feedback forms
PILLAR 2
SHRTN Library
Service
▪ Reference Services
▪ Literature Searching
▪ Document Delivery
▪ Current Awareness
▪ Education
▪ Outreach Services
▪ Information Tools
▪ Website: www.shrtn.on.ca
▪ Connection & Collaboration
Background
• Workers in long-term care and community care
settings have poor access to best practice
information
• An aging population will place huge demands on
the health care system
• Rich evidence-based information resources exist
Library Model
• Free and easy access to information and evidence for all
paid caregivers working with seniors in Ontario
• Toll free telephone, SHRTN.on.ca, email
• Central coordination and support staffed by a librarian
• Local library sites staffed by Information Specialists in
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Ottawa
Toronto
Hamilton
Waterloo
PILLAR 3
Ontario Coalition of Research
Institutes / Centres on Health
and Aging
AKA: Ontario Research Coalition (OCR)
ORC Strategic Initiatives
• Increase research capacity through early
researcher award
• Seed project funding
• Research symposium
• Strategic planning and management
Ontario Research Coalition Partners
Research Institute
Affiliated with
Centre for Education on Aging and Health
Lakehead U &
EBRI
Elisabeth Bruyère Research Institute (EBRI)
Ottawa U &
SCO Health Service
Providence Care
Queens U
Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit on
Aging
U Toronto &
Baycrest
Lawson Health Research Institute
U Western
R Samual McLauglin Centre on Gerontological
Research and Education
McMaster U
Schlegel – UW Research Institute on Aging
(RIA)
U Waterloo
PILLAR 4
Provincial and Local
Governance
SHRTN Governance and Leadership
PROVINCIAL Governance
• Interim Board of Directors 2007-08
– 13 voting members (stakeholder map)
– Government reps – ex-officio
– Role:
• develop terms of reference for ongoing Board
• strategic oversight and policy direction for short and
long-term activities of SHTRN
• ensure consultation with key SHRTN stakeholders
Provincial Board Stakeholder Map
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Geographic Regions
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Caregivers
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Policy
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CoP
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Libra
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Rese
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Board of Directors
Co-Chairs
Catherine Brookman
Larry Chambers
Board Members
Paulina Chow
Josie d’Avernas
Aura Kagan
Joni Kent
Ken LeClair
Pat Morden
Elyse Pike
Marg Ringland
Krista Robinson-Holt
Marie Smith
Vida Vaitonis
2007-08
ON Community Support Association (OCSA)
Elizabeth Bruyère Research Institute (EBRI)
St. Joseph's Care Group
Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging
Aphasia Institute
Baycrest
Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange (AKE)
Shalom Village
ON Health Library Association (OHLA)
ON Association Non-Profit Homes & Services for Seniors (OANHSS)
ON Long Term Care Association (OLTCA)
Seniors rep, United Senior Citizens of Ontario (USCO)
ON Association of CCACs (OACCAC)
SHRTN Local Leadership
Local Implementation Teams
• Start with geographic areas where local library service
exists (Eastern Ontario, Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo)
• Expand to other areas over time
• Role to bring together local leaders to:
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Bring evidence into practice
Promote SHRTN locally
Provide input to Provincial Board of Directors
Guide and direct SHRTN Information Specialist
Example of membership on
Local Implementation Team
Eastern Ontario Team includes:
• Rural and urban perspectives
• Long-term care and community care
• Caregivers, researchers, policy makers representing:
Algonquin College
LTC Best Practice Coordinator
La Cité Collégiale
EBRI
Champlain LHIN
Algonquin College
OACCAC
OANHSS
OCSA
OLTCA
SCO Health Service
University of Ottawa
Veterans Affairs
SHRTN in ACTION
• Some examples of SHRTN work to date:
– Tools that identify and translate knowledge
– Success stories
SHRTN tools
Evidence-Based Briefs
Evidence from multiple sources
into “Just the Facts”
Info Sheets
Brief summary of topic with
reference list of recommended
information
Reading lists & annotated Monthly lists of recommendations
from our Information Specialists
bibliographies
The “SHRTN Exchange”
More to come
Monthly newsletter with
information and articles from and
about members
SHRTN Success Story
FireSide Chats
NEED:
Caregivers working with seniors need training to help them deal with
responsive behaviours. Multiple approaches exist and many training
options are available… with limited time and resources available, what is
the best option?
KTE SOLUTION:
SHRTN Responsive Behaviours CoP held a series of Fireside Chats to review
training options and help participants decided which is best for their need:
– Montessori Approach to Dementia Care
- P.I.E.C.E.S.- U-F.I.R.S.T. ™
– Responsive Behaviours C-D ROM(MAREP) - Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA)
Other Fireside Chat topics included:
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Admission process to long term care
Ontario partnership for Aging and Developmental Disabilities
National Seniors Mental Health Guidelines
Change Theory
Success stories
On-line education forum
SHRTN Success Story
Palliative Care Manual
NEED:
In Renfrew County a palliative care manual being used
locally needed to be shared regionally.
KTE SOLUTION:
The Champlain End-of-Life Care Community of Practice
struck a team to review the manual. The SHRTN
Information Specialist provided evidence-based material
to address their questions so they could revise the
manual accordingly. The new manual was recently
unveiled. The Library Service will support a planned
annual review.
SHRTN Success Story
Collaboration
NEED:
The Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange (AKE) receives questions on various
dementia related topics which are handled through knowledge brokering,
the collaboration space and sometimes lead to FireSide Chats.
Example: inquires regarding driving and dementia.
KTE SOLUTION:
AKE collaborated with SHRTN Responsive Behaviours CoP for a fireside chat
on driving assessment for persons with dementia and reviewed two case
studies for discussion.
AKE hosted a follow-up panel presentation with representation from an
Assessor, a Physician, a Police Sergeant Responsible for Seniors Issues,
Alzheimer Societies (National/Provincial/Local) and participation from the
greater AKE CoP.
Next Steps:
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A Driving and Dementia CoP
Summary documents from the FireSide Chats
Expanded references and resources –posted in PlumTree and the AKE public site.
Knowledge Cafés and Plum Tree to drilling deeper into the issue through
Expanded Audience for sharing information
MOHLTC Supports SHRTN with
multi-year budget
• 3 year funding approved for 2007 – 2010 ($3.5M)
• SHRTN budget includes:
 Support for 13 CoPs including the Alzheimer Knowledge
Exchange (AKE)
 SHRTN Library Service
 The Ontario Research Coalition
$1,400,000
$1,200,000
Research
Coalition
$1,000,000
$800,000
AKE
$600,000
SHRTN
$400,000
$200,000
$0
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
For more information
www.
SHRTN.on.ca
Deirdre Luesby
SHRTN Executive Director
(613) 562-4262 ext 1654
[email protected]

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