Members of the Medical Staff can find helpful links on this page to quality and safety resources, practitioner health collaboration and more.
Physicians, nurse practitioners and others who dictate care reports are advised to dictate vital patient information at the beginning of dictations. This extra step prevents errors and delays in the flow of patient information and keeps patients safe.
It is recommended that clinicians say the following at the start of their dictation:
For example: “Dr. John Doe dictating a (care event/work type) for Jane Smith, MRN 1234, seen on (date of care event). Copies to Dr. Tom Jones, (specialty and location), and Dr. Richard Smith, (speciality and location).”
Learn more in the Saskatchewan Dictation Manual.
Using the Fluency Mobile app
on your smartphone is another way to reduce the chance of transcription delays and errors. Find out how to get this app and configure it for use in Saskatchewan by calling
LINK (Leveraging Immediate Non-urgent Knowledge) is a telephone consultation service to give primary care providers and their patients rapid access to specialists to discuss less serious patient conditions. The benefits of LINK are that it:
LINK is available from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, excluding statutory holidays.
Specialties providing the LINK service include: Adult Psychiatry Child Psychiatry HIV and HCV Nephrology Obstetrics and Gynecology, Palliative Care Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Learn more
The Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory (RRPL), formerly the Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory, works to identify, respond to, and prevent illness and disease in the province. Learn more
Spectrum is a novel, mobile application designed to help physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other health care professionals optimize antimicrobial prescribing and minimize antimicrobial resistance.
The Saskatoon version of the app offers more than 20 clinical guidelines and pathways, as well as customized and tailored information reflecting local resistance patterns in Saskatoon. Complex decision support integrated with evidence-based, clinical practice guidelines is now rapidly and easily accessible in your pocket.
The Saskatoon version of the app was developed by the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in Saskatoon with expert physician and pharmacist input from the Antibiotic Usage Subcomittee. Funding was provided through a College of Medicine Research Award. Spectrum has been adopted by Alberta Health Services, Providence Health Care, Fraser Health, CHEO, IWK Health Centre, UCLA Health, Island Health and many others.
Download the app free of charge to your mobile device through the Apple App Store or Google Play.