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OVERVIEW Nowadays, all patients and their relatives are being asked to play an active role in their own care. For instance, this includes understanding their own health status, taking part in decision-making processes involving their care, and providing some of their...Read More
Undergoing bariatric surgery is both a transformative and challenging experience for patients; the preparation process takes many months and post-operative success is contingent on patients making significant lifestyle changes. Patients who are considering bariatric...Read More
Preparation of hazardous and non-hazardous anti-neoplastic medications is a complex process. ISMP National Medication Errors Reporting Program (ISMP MERP) has frequently reported errors during the compounding process and estimated that while preparing small- and...Read More
The goal of the Health Absence Management Program (HAMP) within Occupational Health and Safety Services (OHSS) is to support injured/ ill staff to stay at work and/or prevent needless absence related to disability, through early assessment and intervention of work...Read More
The Closed Loop Medication System at Humber River Hospital (HRH) is a unique process that has integrated digital technology from different vendors and produced a safer and more efficient medication management process. This process starts from the ordering of...Read More
The Human Resources help desk (aSK HR) launched in December 2013 as a response to direct SickKids staff feedback, as well as feedback received through a Hospital-wide Corporate Services Client Satisfaction Survey that indicated HR was not easily accessible and was not...Read More
Hospitalized children are separated from their family and friends, can experience fear and anxiety, and often endure uncomfortable and painful procedures. Since 2003 the SickKids pet therapy program has demonstrated a positive impact on patient outcomes while helping...Read More
Hand hygiene is important in minimizing the risk of transmission of disease. At Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, we observe 4 moments for hand hygiene as outlined in the Ontario Just Clean Your Hands initiative in inpatient settings, achieving an overall hospital...Read More
The Subsequent Pregnancy Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) provides a specialized care pathway for families experiencing pregnancy after prior late pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or infant death. The development of an innovative model of care for this...Read More
Preparing Pharmacy Technicians to complete the BPMH during Medication Reconciliation on Admission in the Emergency Department
Despite numerous strategies to complete the best possible medication history (BPMH), a verified BPMH was documented on only approximately 50% of patients admitted via the Emergency Department (ED) at Richmond Hospital. This finding was corroborated by the surveyors...Read More
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Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, have been identifying and publishing Leading Practices in the Leading Practices Library for over 15 years. A Leading Practice is a practice carried out by a health and/or social service organization that has demonstrated a positive change, is people centred, safe and efficient.
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