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Practice Enhancement Program Final Report

Name:

Address:

Assessor/s:

Re-Assessment Date:

Dr. XXXXX had an initial PEP assessment completed April 16, 2003. The following

is a reassessment of the specific areas recommended by the Practice Enhancement

Program committee.

Initial Recommendation:

1. Provide after hours coverage to meet standards of the College of Physicians

and Surgeons and the Saskatchewan Medical Association.

Reassessment Findings/New Recommendations:

• Dr. XXXXX does now provide after hours coverage to meet standards of

the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Saskatchewan Medical

Association. There is an answering service after hours, which gives the

patient the ability to access Dr. XXXXX directly through the weekdays. On

weekends he shares a call schedule.

2. Obtain an ambubag as well as an apparatus for suctioning patients in an

emergent situation. Also having an adequate and full range of airways for all

types of patients. The SMA Council on Health and Emergency Services agrees

that every office should have a) the ability to open the airway, b) a decent

suction apparatus and c) an ambu-bag or equivalent.

• The office has obtained an acceptable ambu-bag along with an apparatus

for suctioning patients in an emergency situation. This includes adequate

airways for all types of patients. The staff in the office knows where the

equipment is and state that they are able to help the physician in an

emergent situation.

3. Hazardous medical waste such as contaminated dressings and gloves should

be more appropriately handled by a company dedicated to the appropriate

disposal of these wastes.

• Hazardous medical wastes such as contaminated dressings and gloves are

now appropriately handled by a company dedicated to the appropriate

disposal of these wastes.

4. Encourage the use of documentation on the chart on a more regular basis for

positive and negative findings.

• Thirty-eight medical charts were reviewed. The main emphasis was

to review the chart for improvements made over the past six months.

Positive and negative findings had

not

been recorded on a more regular

basis. A specific chart example was patient A.C., DOB 29/12. This patient

is a diabetic who is also hypertensive. He is on medications to manage

Reassessment Report – Sample #2