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As part of the efforts to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, the EMP/ANB received a mandate from the N.B. Health Ministry to set up a Provincial Rapid Outbreak Management Team (PROMT). The PROMT’s main goals are to ensure an integrated and coordinated approach to...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
One of Osler’s strategic directions is that we “Continue to deliver exemplary care in the eyes of our patients and peer”. In order to align with this strategic direction, Osler’s environmental services department implemented a two tiered audit system for measuring...Read More
At William Osler Health System (Osler), the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Program conducts regular audits of hand hygiene and the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). In the past, audit tools were paper based as provided by the...Read More
This practice was recognized as a LEADing practice by Canada Health Infoway as part of the “Knowing is Better” education campaign, in partnership with Accreditation Canada The Calgary Antimicrobial Stewardship Working Group, comprised of pharmacists, academic...Read More
Prevention of Nosocomial Infection in the Neonate; Targeting Central Venous Catheter Bloodstream Infections (CVC-BSI)
Since 2001, a team approach to practice change has resulted in the implementation of quality improvement activities targeting insertion and maintenance care of invasive central venous catheters (CVCs). In 2010, CVC-BSI rates in NICU were reduced in 3 out of 4 weight...Read More
Shower and No-Dressing Technique for Tunneled Central Venous Catheters (CVC’s) in Patients Receiving
The process for the initiation of hemodialysis is actually more efficient using a shower and no-dressing technique as the exit site is more easily assessed without a dressing insitu. Nursing time is utilized more effectively as sites are not cleansed and redressed....Read More
The Jewish Eldercare Centre has installed a dispenser of antimicrobial disinfectant wipes on all multi-use equipment for residents, such as sphygmomanometers, glucometers, bladder scanners, and EKG machines. This eliminates the need to go the nursing station or...Read More
The “Reduction of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Transmission in a Geriatric Setting Following the Implementation of Daily Baths with Disposable 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cloths” took place over a three year period at the Baycrest Centre for...Read More
The delivery of hygiene and sanitation services has been the focus of intensive actions by the CHA to ensure safety, accessibility, complementarity, effectiveness, efficiency, continuity, and client-centred services. These criteria were the basis for developing an...Read More
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