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Caring for healthcare workers; the National Standard for Psychological health and safety in healthcare.
Each week, 500,000 Canadians miss work due a mental health problem or illness. Many of these workers are from the healthcare sector. In fact, staff working in the healthcare sector are 1.5X more likely to miss work due to illness or disability than people in all other...Read More
The number of Alternate Level of Care (ALC) patients in Ontario has steadily increased, signifying barriers that exist affecting the timely transition of patients to appropriate care settings and access to services. The volume of patients designated ALC is influenced...Read More
Collaborating to Create the Safest Possible Workplace – Workplace Violence Prevention at Michael Garron Hospital
The senior team at Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) became concerned not only about the alarming rise in workplace violence but also the likelihood that incidents were under-reported. As a result, a comprehensive Workplace Violence Prevention (WVP) program was developed,...Read More
Command Centre and Care Delivery Transformation – Generation 1 to Improve Patient Flow, Patient Care Logistics and Reduce Delays in Care
The Command Centre is a major milestone in Humber’s journey toward becoming a high reliability hospital. It transforms how the hospital manages complex hospital processes and procedures in a high occupancy environment, re-engineering workflows and processes to...Read More
80% of common infections can be spread by contaminated hands. Although wearing gloves helps to prevent getting bodily fluids on the hands, microfissures in gloves do not provide for maximum security against the spread of infection. The best tool is always good hand...Read More
Making the Link: the Impact of Using Telehealth to Facilitate Services Related to Autism Spectrum Disorder for Families and Healthcare Providers in Rural Areas of Western NL
Children who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Western NL are eligible to receive early intervention services through an Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) Intervention process. Traditionally, these services have been provided by face-to-face...Read More
According to the Quebec Institute of Statistics, 31% of people over the age of 65 live alone, and this figure increases to 40% for those over the age of 75. The figures look to increase over the next few years. Social isolation too. Formerly Operations Director in the...Read More
In June 2017, Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) implemented the Daily Safety Check to increase leadership engagement and improve situational awareness of safety risks. The Daily Safety Check is new a component of the Quality Improvement Plan. The Safety Check consists of...Read More
A suicide attempt can occur anywhere, at any time, even with the maximum safety factors in place. It can occur on a Mental Health Unit or anywhere in the health care system. When this occurs, the staff are often not prepared with the medical supplies or...Read More
Beginning in 2014, Western Health and Central Health, two regional health authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) in collaboration with the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) began a journey to optimize the care of frail elderly Long...Read More
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