Effective September 2015

Standard

A regulated member of ACSLPA actively seeks, promotes, supports and incorporates an evidence-informed approach in his/her practice.

Indicators

To demonstrate this standard, the regulated member will:

 a) Assess new research, knowledge and emerging trends to determine applicability to practice.

 b) Incorporate current evidence, best practices and professional guidelines into service delivery decisions.

 c) Support the development of new knowledge through data collection, program evaluation and clinical inquiry as appropriate.

 d) Evaluate his/her practice to determine the impact of evidence-informed procedures on client outcomes and quality services.

Expected Outcomes

Clients can expect that the regulated member seeks, promotes, supports and incorporates an evidence-informed approach in the provision of quality services.

Resources

All ACSLPA documents and relevant Alberta Government legislation can be accessed from the ACSLPA website at www.acslpa.ca.

  • ACSLPA. (2017). Code of Ethics. Edmonton: Author.
  • CAASPR. (2018). Practice Competencies for Audiologists in Canada. Ottawa: Author.
  • CAASPR. (2018). Practice Competencies for Speech-Language Pathologists in Canada. Ottawa: Author.

Glossary

Client refers to “an individual, family, substitute decision maker, group, agency, government, employer, employee, business, organization or community who is the direct or indirect recipient(s) of the regulated member’s expertise”.

Evidence-informed refers to “using the best available information combined with the client’s perspective and the professional judgment of the provider in clinical decision making”.

Quality services refers to “services in the health care system as measured by accessibility, acceptability, appropriateness, efficiency, effectiveness, and safety factors”.

Regulated member refers to “an individual who is registered with ACSLPA in any of the categories of membership prescribed in Regulation and in the ACSLPA Bylaws”.