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Rehabilitation Standards 1-7

Physiotherapist doing mat exercises with a patient
Rehabilitation Standards reflect the care that a person with a disability resulting from injury or illness can expect to receive at the Vancouver Island Health Authority.  They are different from practice standards which prescribe how a professional must deliver care. Instead, they guide practice to ensure clients have reasonable access to consistent, measurable, evidence-based rehabilitation services .

Pain Management

Needles are painful - blood being drawn Standard 1
 This care standard outlines the rehabilitation process for addressing an individual's pain. Pain Management Standard.pdf

Skin Care

Woman tends to a cut on a little girl's knee Standard 2
This care standard outlines the rehabilitation process for individuals who present with the potential for or have existing skin breakdown or wounds. Skin Care Standard.pdf

Nutrition

Mother and daughter unload 'nutritious' groceries from trunk of car Standard 3
This care standard outlines the rehabilitation process for addressing an individual's need for nutritional support and intervention.  Nutrition Standard.pdf

Eating and Drinking

Young boy is eating lunch - a sandwich and a glass of milk Standard 4
This care standard outlines the rehabilitation process for addressing an individual's difficulty with eating and drinking.  Eating & Drinking Standard.pdf

Adaptive Equipment

Senior woman is using a scooter as an 'adaptive' device Standard 5
This care standard outlines the rehabilitation process for addressing an individual's need for adaptive equipment. Adaptive equipment may be defined as an assistive device that an individual uses to reach their best level of function. Adaptive Equipment Standard.pdf

Locomotion

Senior gentleman demonstrates safe and independent 'locomotion' on in-line skates Standard 6
This care standard outlines the rehabilitation process for addressing the individual's need  for safe and independent locomotion within their preferred environment. Locomotion is defined as the self-propelled movement from one area to another with or without the use of aids such as walkers, crutches, prosthetic/orthotic devices and manual or power wheelchairs. Locomotion Standard.pdf

Bowel & Bladder Management

Health care provider puts on rubber gloves  Standard 7
This care standard outlines the rehabilitation process for the assessment and management of bowel and bladder function. Bowel & Bladder Management Standard.pdf  

Read More: Standards 8-14