Ensuring the purity of the patient record

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta CPSA, Messenger

A patient record is our understanding of the patient’s past health and a roadmap to their future care. Making timely, accurate and complete entries is of utmost importance. So too is knowing when and how to make professional amendments. Recently, I worked with two members whose amendments to patient records went amiss. They are sharing their stories to help others …

Are you up to standard? Informed consent and sensitive exams of minor patients

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Are You Up to Standard?, CPSA, Messenger

Standards of practice apply to patients of all ages When performing sensitive exams on pediatric patients, many physicians will lift the front of the underwear and briefly palpate underneath the garment. This is generally done instead of having the patient disrobe completely when there is a parent or guardian in the room, to minimize the patient’s embarrassment. However, in light …

July Messenger 2019

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta CPSA, Messenger

Medical Matters Message from your Council: Do you believe your ideas have value? Do you think you’d make a good leader? Make a difference as a physician leader. Join us for an information session about the upcoming CPSA Council Election! “We want every physician to feel empowered and motivated to self-assess their quality of practice.” Are you up to standard? …