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Improving Hemodialysis Patient Care Outcomes through Optimization of Case Management Care Delivery Model
Current literature supports the belief that hemodialysis (HD) services delivery is fragmented and redundant in the facilitation of the overall quality, co-ordination and continuity of patient care (Curtis, 2013 & Terra, 2007). It is also widely acknowledged that...Read More
In 2013, Michael Garron Hospital’s chief of surgery Dr. Simone, noted that his patients had difficulties adhering to instructions and staying engaged between visits. Verbal/written instructions are often complicated, overwhelming and difficult for patients to...Read More
Increasing numbers of youth with special health care needs are graduating from paediatric care each year. Despite a consensus suggesting that the transition should be a planned and coordinated process, preparation for transition is sometimes absent or often...Read More
Healthcare providers advise, encourage, and now officially prescribe physical activity as a key treatment for diabetes. Physical activity works independently to reduce blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, weight gain and inflammation, and works in combination...Read More
In 2007, a Community based Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) Program (Community Cardiovascular Hearts in Motion – CCHIM) was developed as a research project, and was designed to go beyond the walls of tertiary care and beyond coronary artery disease alone.The 12 week...Read More
A Comprehensive Patient Education Program for People Living and Thriving with Cardiovascular Disease
A strategic focus for the University Health Network (UHN) Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation program was the development of a comprehensive multi-modal education tool; “The Cardiac College” to support patients and families following an acute cardiovascular...Read More
Island Health delivers health care for Vancouver Island, neighbouring islands and a section of mainland adjacent to Queen Charlotte Sound. Renal Services within Island Health coordinates and delivers the nephrology care for dialysis, renal transplant and advanced...Read More
Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB) is one of the leading cardiac causes of visits to the Emergency Departments (ED) in Ontario. However a subset of these ED visits for AFIB could be managed just as safely in the community by care providers with training and support. In...Read More
Lack of a comprehensive client assessment on admission to identify care needs can result in re-admission, especially when transition plans are not informed by the findings from these assessments (Herndon et al., 2013; Richards & Coast, 2003; Schall et al., 2013;...Read More
The goal of the Saskatchewan Bleeding Disorders Program (SBDP) is to improve the health of patients living with Bleeding disorders in the province of Saskatchewan. The program is designed based on several principles of care including patient safety, access, and...Read More
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