5 Best Practice Tips on Risk Management And Quality Improvement for Solo Practitioners.

It is important for regulated solo practitioners to be committed to ongoing quality improvement and risk management of their practice.



Ensuring safe and effective provision of care services is paramount for the establishment, maintenance and growth of any business. One key step to accomplish this,  is committing to developing policies and procedures that address risks and quality assurance of your private practice.

Following are 5 Best practice tips for maintaining a quality practice:

1. Recording regular feedback from clients

Incorporate as part of your practice the ability for your clients to share their feedback on the care you provide. Knowing what is working and what could improve, will help your solo practice improve the quality of care you deliver to your clients. You can use CompanyOn’s online forms to create and send a survey template to collect this information.

2. Measuring and documenting client care outcomes

Schedule times within your practice to review how your clients are progressing based on the care and treatments you provide is good practice. CompanyOn’s electronic documentation system allows to chronologically and in detail chart the care you provide and the ability to update care plans whenever you need. 

3. Awareness of laws related to your profession

Continuously, visit and review your regulatory and public health standards of practice and policies related to your practice and business. 

4. Consulting with peers and role models

Joining a professional network to discuss professional challenges and successes is of immense help. They provide you with resources and support that positively can impact your independent practice.

5. Regular review and revision of policies and procedures

As a regulated professional,  you are responsible to manage any risk and/or liabilities your practice can incur in. As you are directly accountable to your clients, it is essential that you develop policies and procedures to support your business and the welfare of your clients, employees and yourself. You should base these on evidence, best practice guidelines, and standards from your regulatory body.

Disclaimer: This information is provided in an attempt to heighten sensitivity, increase awareness, and enhance judgments on this topic. We encourage our audience to contact their legal advisor and regulatory body to learn more. CompanyOn does not represent or speak on behalf of any regulatory body. 

At CompanyOn, we’re committed to supporting our community of solo practitioners, no matter if they are just thinking in pursuing professional independence, or they are already well established solo practitioners. 

Related Resources:

British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives

College of Nurse of Ontario

College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta

College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba

Canadian Nurses Association

Canadian Nurses Protective Society

Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses

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