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Patient-Centered Wellness Check: Tightening the safety net at discharge through a partnership approach between Hôpital Montfort and the community
In 2002, the Champlain District Mental Health Implementation Task Force focused on creating partnerships that would make people's transition between the hospital and the community easier. It found that roughly three quarters of emergency room visits resulted in the...Read More
In 2009, William Osler launched a revision of the 2001 Falls Prevention policy. The strategy focused on a comprehensive falls risk assessment, universal and high-risk interventions, reassessment, documentation, evaluation, and ongoing monitoring. While the strategy...Read More
Supply management in surgical services is a common challenge for all healthcare facilities. This challenge is typically borne out of variations in supply utilization that caters to different individual preferences and departmental practices. These...Read More
Pincher Creek Emergency Services developed a firefighter rehabilitation program, a leading practice for the safety of our firefighters. The program was developed approximately six years ago and filled the need to keep our firefighters safe. According to the National...Read More
An Addiction Services clinical therapist was aligned with a specific primary site and provided half day coverage per week on-site for the purpose of consultation with staff, screening, brief intervention and referral of primary care patients/clients. Integrating the...Read More
The Stop Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has taken smoking cessation beyond its traditional models. Clients in Ontario who want to use Zyban or Champix to stop smoking but cannot afford to pay for the medication are...Read More
Hot weather has had significant impacts on mortality in British Columbia. Following an unprecedented 7-day episode of hot weather in 2009, with 120 deaths over the numbers expected in Metro Vancouver, the BC Centre for Disease Control began to track daily mortality as...Read More
RoadHealth is a coalition of stakeholders working together to reduce mortality and morbidity from motor vehicle crashes on northern roads. Active participants include the Northern Health Authority, the RCMP, the Coroner’s Service, the Insurance Corporation of...Read More
At Humber River Regional Hospital, the tracking of patients at risk for falls begins in the Emergency Department. Tracking starts at triage and continues through the inpatient processes upon admission to a unit. Each Monday, we follow up with patients who were deemed...Read More
Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (VTE) is a serious and common complication for hospitalized medical and surgical patients. Evidence shows that incidence of VTE can be substantially reduced or prevented by identifying patients at risk and providing...Read More
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