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In Quebec, admission to youth addiction services is handled by a centralized regional assistance request service under public centre (CISSS/CIUSS) management: Mécanismes d’accès (MA). Before our practice was set up, all the young people who sought help from our...Read More
Maître de sa vie: Integrated treatment of post-traumatic stress syndrome and substance use disorders
In 2010, workers at the Centre de jour de Québec noticed that the trauma users had experienced was weakening adherence to the treatment. In 2012, a research project highlighted the importance of creating a concomitant PTSS and SUD program. In 2013, an intervention...Read More
Fruit of Montfort's mission and vision, the hospital's participation program for patients and their families was launched in 2014. The program has opted for two corporate activities to give patients and their families a voice: setting up a patient and family council...Read More
RVH is the lead organization for the Preschool Speech and Language program and also houses Preschool Occupational Therapy Services for the Barrie and Bradford area thus providing early identification and intervention related to young children with Special Needs. There...Read More
Western Health recognizes the importance of psychological health and safety as a key component to creating and sustaining a productive, effective and healthy workforce. As such the organization committed to “Enhance work life culture through the introduction and...Read More
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
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