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MEMBER NEWS: Updated Physiotherapy Services Reference Manual
For the June 2016 Updated Physiotherapy Services Reference Manual click here
A recent survey of WorkSafeBC claimants and WSBC staff provides an encouraging quality assurance baseline for BC physiotherapists.
The survey asked “claim owners” (WSBC staff who manage claims and interface with PT’s) the following questions:
What’s been your overall experience dealing with physiotherapists under the new treatment model?
- 55% - good to very good
- 30% - average
- 15% poor
One of the goals of the new model is to have PT’s put more focus on functional abilities and early re-integration back to the work site. Is this happening?
- 90% - yes
- 10% - no
Do you find the reports you receive from PT’s valuable for return to work planning?
- 90% - yes
- 10% - no
Injured worker satisfaction...
Overall, how would you rate the services you received from the physiotherapy provider?
- 92%- very good or good
How would you rate the physiotherapy program they provided on assisting with your recovery?
- 89% - very good or good
How likely would you be to recommend the physiotherapy provider to others?
- 95% - definitely/probably would
Physiotherapists play an indispensible role in returning injured workers to work safely and in a timely fashion.
That’s why PABC is strongly encouraging members to attend a WSBC education session designed to increase and enhance collaboration between physios and RTW Nurse Specialists who also play a vital role.
1) Influencing return to function, life and work - a presentation focused on preventing disability, why this is important and how it can be done;
2) The role of the RTW Nurse Specialist;
3) RTW Nurse Specialist perspective: successes and challenges;
4) Physiotherapist perspective: what’s working and what can be improved.
Admission is free.
MEMBER NEWS: WSBC Update on Nurse Education Sessions
WSBC update on Nurse Education Sessions. For more information, click here.
For further information on WorkSafeBC Update: Registration is open for Health Care Professional Conference please click here
For further information from WorkSafeBC regarding Changes to the Physiotherapy Services Agreement (latest version) please click here
For information regarding the WSBC Update: Report Templates and Reporting Guidelines Reminders.
For information regarding the updated WSBC Reference Manual, Report Templates and Reporting Guidlines: