The College of Audiologists and Speech – Language Pathologists of Manitoba came into force on 1st January 2014, under the legislated authority of the Regulated Health Professions Act in Manitoba.

 The College of Audiologists and Speech – Language Pathologists of Manitoba regulates the professions of audiology and speech – language pathology. All audiologists and speech – language pathologists who wish to practise these professions in the province of Manitoba must be registered with the College and hold a valid Certificate of Practice before engaging in practice. The College regulates by ensuring high – quality services are provided by those professionals registered with the College in order to serve and protect the public interest. This means the College protects clients’ rights to safe, competent and ethical care by setting requirements for registration with the College and supporting audiologists and speech – language pathologists who are registered to maintain the standards of practice of the professions and by holding them accountable for their practice and conduct.

CASLPM OFFICE HOURS

Office hours are: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Any variation from regular office hours will be posted here on the website. PLEASE NOTE: Every effort is made to maintain regular office hours on a general basis. To ensure that someone is available to serve you, please call or e – mail... read more

PHIA On – Line Training Programs

The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) requires all health information trustees, including health care facilities (ex: medical clinics and laboratories), health services agencies and privately practicing licensed, registered or designated health professionals to be familiar with PHIA and to develop policies and procedures as required by the Act. To assist trustees in complying with the many requirements of this law, Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors (MHHLS) has developed a PHIA Online Training Program. This program provides a comprehensive review of The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) and offers three versions: Direct PHI Version – for health professionals and their staff who are required to access personal health information in providing care and services to patients and clients; Indirect PHI Version – for individuals who are not required to access personal health information in carrying out their duties, but may have access to it, including for example custodial staff and volunteers; and Administrator Version – for office managers and IT administrators of a private professional practice who are responsible for developing and implementing office policies and procedures. Interested parties can register for the program as an individual or as a health information trustee organization. Organizations can register their employees and can monitor which of their registrants have completed the training. Individuals that complete the training receive a program completion certificate for the version that they complete. The certificate is valid for three years. The program is free of charge. To access the programs go to: http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/phia/training.html A Certificate of Completion is recognized by the College of Audiologists and Speech – Language Pathologists of Manitoba as evidence of a continuing... read more

Patient Safety – Everyone’s Responsibility!

Most of the time, people’s experiences as patients, family members, and healthcare providers in the healthcare system are positive. However, at times things do not go as planned. In Canada and the world, there are significant numbers of people who are harmed or who die as a result of their care and not the treatment process or risks involved. In a 2004 study[1], using data from 2000, there was an adverse event rate of 7.5% in acute care hospital admissions in Canada. By extrapolation, it was estimated that: 185,000 of 2.5 million similar admissions to acute care hospitals in Canada were associated with an adverse event close to 70,000 of the adverse events were potentially preventable between 9,000 and 24,000 Canadians died from adverse events that could have been prevented. Since the 2004 study, studies in pediatric healthcare and home care have been conducted. The Canadian Pediatric Adverse Event Study[2] involved 22 hospitals in 7 provinces. The study determined that 9.2% of children hospitalized in Canada experience an adverse event. “Safety at Home – A Pan-Canadian Home Care Study” found the rate of adverse events in Canadian home care clients was 10 -13 per cent over a period of one year[3]. Extrapolating to the over one million home care recipients per year in Canada suggests that up to 130,000 Canadians receiving home care experience an adverse event, with half being considered to be preventable. Acknowledging that patient incidents do happen is important to taking personal and organizational steps to improvement. Patient safety involves the complex interaction among institutions, technologies, and individuals, including patients themselves. In other words, patient safety... read more