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Virtually delivered healthcare (telehealth, telemedicine) can reduce gaps in access to opioid agonist therapy (OAT) as well as wait times to initiate treatment. Barriers such as lack of transportation, in-person initiation requirements, employment demands and limited...Read More
The East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP), which comprises over fifty community health and social care providers including Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), organized an integrated approach to the COVID-19 pandemic in long-term care and other congregate living sites in...Read More
The BC Patient Safety & Learning System (PSLS) has revised its Patient Safety e-learning module for health care providers, students, and volunteers across BC. The module bridges across sectors and disciplines to promote a standardized, best-practice approach to...Read More
Traditional infection rates are complex to understand and not easily accessible to the medical staff. Before applying this leading practice, complex statistics (prevalence, incidence, e.g., 0.008 per 10,000 patient days) was information only accessible to managers....Read More
Developing and Sustaining an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Research Program in a Community Hospital, the Niagara Health ICU Research Program
Critical care research in Canada is conducted primarily in “academic” hospitals, usually located in large urban centres. “Academic” centres only account for approximately 35% of all hospital beds across Canada. As a result, studies only enrol a minority of patients in...Read More
To provide a high level of quality, analyses performed at the patient’s bedside, called Point-of-Care Testing (PCT), are carried out by laboratories and must meet strict standards. Problems that led to this project: • PCT analysis results which turned up in the...Read More
Due to the global pandemic of Covid-19, the Grade 7 Immunization Program was interrupted in the spring of 2020. This resulted with a cohort of appropriately 9000 Nova Scotia Grade 7 students with an incomplete series of school vaccines. In addition, students who...Read More
Severe responsive behaviours in dementia represent a crisis of growing proportion affecting individuals in long-term care, acute care, and the community. In response, Baycrest developed the Virtual Behavioural Medicine Program, a novel virtual medical and behavioural...Read More
The Reconciliation Working Group (RWG) is a movement at CAMH contributing to systems change in practices and policies in a framework of cultural safety and anti-Indigenous racism. This 24-member committee is comprised of Indigenous and non-Indigenous service...Read More
Accreditation Canada recognizes ambulatory medication reconciliation (AmbMR) as a required organizational practice to enhance patient safety. In 2013, the nephrology clinic was the pilot site for AmbMR for the organization. Our team embraced this initiative as...Read More
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