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Member, Essential Clinical Data – Adult History on Admission Working Group

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Open to Vancouver Island Region, Patient partners from the Nanaimo area

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What information would you like doctors to know when you’re admitted to the hospital? Help this Island Health working group review its Adult Health History on Admission form to ensure that the right kind and amount of information is gathered from patients and families on admission.

Open to: Patient partners from the Nanaimo area

Lead Organization or Department

Island Health, Professional Practice


The aim of the project is to streamline the history form in a way that will free up time to provide care, while at the same time support quality care. During the workshop, we would like to hear the patient perspective about what information you would want us to know when admitted to hospital. The discussion will help us determine what information needs to be obtained by the nurse at time of admission and what can be obtained by other care providers throughout the episode of care.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will work with you to ensure that your ideas and concerns are reflected in recommendations and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.


  • Open to patient partners in and around Nanaimo
  • Comfort in sharing your experience in a group setting discussion format
Please note: This opportunity is not open to patient partners who are currently employed by Island Health Applicants must have previously attended a PVN orientation session and completed the Volunteer Agreement. If you have not attended an orientation session but you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Ryan Sidorchuk directly to see if accommodations may be possible.


Number of vacancies: 2 Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 2018; 10:00-14:00 Location: Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Room TBD. Commitment: One day, 4 hours


Local travel (mileage/parking) and per diem (lunch) expenses as applicable according to Island Health rates.


There is concern that the time it takes to gather all the information contained in the Adult Health History on Admission form may encroach on the time that clinicians would otherwise be able to perform other care activities. We will be looking for opportunities to streamline the history form through a structured discussion with a goal of reducing duplication and an eye to ensuring that information is being gathered at the right time, by the right person and is relevant to the care needs. It is anticipated that the workshop group will have about 25 participants, primarily including nurses, but also some allied health clinicians (e.g. physiotherapist, dietitian, social worker), and some clinical leaders. The workshop will be followed by a series of presentations and feedback opportunities with clinicians across the heath authority in October followed by an approval process for implementation. At that point, we will be happy to share the results with the PVN participant via email.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Ryan Sidorchuk
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Central & North Vancouver Island

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Laura Parmar

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Laura Palmer

It has been so rewarding to go from an idea to working with such a great group of dedicated people from so many different organizations towards a very fun and rewarding project. Several extremely engaged PVN members expressed interest in being part of piloting a patient virtual care peer support system. I am confident that this is the beginning of many more exciting collaborations!