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Procurement of the Best Possible Medication History in the Emergency Department by a Pharmacy Technician
Medication reconciliation (“med rec”) is a process designed to prevent medication errors at patient transition points. The key step in the med rec process is the determination of the patient’s home medication regimen or the “Best Possible Medication History” (BPMH)....Read More
CAMH has been leading the development and implementation of Integrated Care Pathways (ICP) in the Mental Health and Addictions sector since 2013. Accreditation Canada has already recognized two of the CAMH’s ICPs as leading practice and these have been successfully...Read More
The Haematology/Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (SCT) Program at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre (JHCC), with the recommendation from Cancer Care Ontario, has worked to move the care of the multiple myeloma, autologous stem cell transplant patient to an...Read More
SnackChat is a peer to peer educational support group that occurs weekly in the family lounge of the NICU at McMaster. It originated from the family integration committee at the McMaster Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) formed in 2017 as part of...Read More
As part of the Juravinski Cancer Centre’s priorities for ambulatory care design, a comprehensive urgent care cancer service was required to provide proactive and rapid access to care for patients with complex, unpredictable, sudden or unmanaged symptoms or treatment...Read More
The J-RO EZ Rest is a positioning wedge developed by staff of Ocean View, used to keep clients comfortably lying on their side at 90 degrees while receiving care. The J-RO EZ Rest was designed to support client comfort and dignity, as well as address staff risk and...Read More
Disclosure is the process by which a patient safety incident is communicated to the patient (or a group of patients, the public) by healthcare providers. The NSHA Disclosure Policy provides coordinated processes for disclosure of patient safety incidents to patients,...Read More
The Office of Health Equity: Community Collaboration, Research and Capacity Building – The Arrival of Syrian Refugees and Beyond
The Office of Health Equity (OoHE) at CAMH has demonstrated a positive change within CAMH and the larger community through its community collaboration, research and capacity building in response to the arrival of Syrian Refugees to Canada. In 2015, when the Federal...Read More
In 2014, the hospital adopted the initiative of patient rounds by managers. This is part of the Studer Group’s best practices. The main objective of the rounds is to obtain feedback in real time from patients and their families and to resolve any situations in real...Read More
The 2-step urine collection (UC) process was implemented in the Emergency Department (ED) at Michael Garron Hospital in 2014. When a patient comes into the Emergency Department and provides a urine sample it is placed into a special collection container with a...Read More
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