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In Chair 4 Meals: Aspiration Prevention and the Importance of Positioning for Post-operative Patients
Post-operative aspiration can cause complications like re-intubation, pneumonia, and can quickly become life threatening if a person is unable to get enough oxygen. After four aspiration-related deaths on the surgical oncology inpatient unit in the summer of 2017, an...Read More
Hydrate While You Wait is a pre-operative hydration program that was first piloted on two surgical wards at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in February 2019. The program is comprised of two main components – a clinical pathway and corresponding medical directive for...Read More
Hand Hygiene Improvement Methods Preventing And Controlling Transmission (HH IMPACT) Group Electronic Monitoring
While hand hygiene (HH) rates have been consistently linked to patient safety and controlling rates of nosocomial infection, traditional, direct observation methods of measuring HH are highly subject to the Hawthorne effect, and even with extensive auditing programs,...Read More
At Baycrest, we are committed to providing a clean and well-maintained space for our patients, families, staff and physicians. Glo GermTM (trademark) cleaning audits are one of the common methods used by Environmental Services (EVS) departments to monitor and improve...Read More
In order to maintain the health and safety of patients, residents, staff, and physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic, visitor restrictions and policies were introduced at Baycrest in March 2020. Policy changes impacted visitor access in the hospital, the long-term...Read More
COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Strategy in High-Incident Neighbourhoods: A Distributive Leadership Approach to Accelerate Collective Local Health Impact
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated systemic health inequities and disproportionally impacted older adults and residents in racialized urban neighbourhoods – especially those with high concentrations of essential workers, multigenerational family households, visible...Read More
The balance sheets represent the infections/colonizations within a care unit. With the use of a one-pager, and in one single glance (with figures and not statistics and pictograms), everyone can understand the epidemiological evolution by finding recommendations to...Read More
Faced with a COVID-19 crisis in the small northern New Brunswick region of Restigouche in May 2020, we were appointed by the Department of Health, to carry out mass testing of the population of 21,000 people within just over 12 hours. This region was dealing with...Read More
Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood physical disability with 40% of children with CP having hemiplegic cerebral palsy (HCP), the most common subtype. HCP leads to significant arm and hand impairment with lifelong participation and well-being impacts for the...Read More
The Living Independently and Fully Engaged (LIFEspan) clinic is a coordinated, client-centred service delivery model spanning pediatric and adult rehabilitation services run in partnership between Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and the Toronto...Read More
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