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Developmental care is an individualized approach to care focused on the family and based on understanding the behaviour of newborns. This approach aims for optimal neurobehavioural development in an intensive care context and improvement of parent-child attachment....Read More
Central CCAC's Balance of Care programme is an innovative model designed to improve client safety, improve quality of life, provide additional support to families and caregivers, relieve pressure on emergency departments and postpone premature admission to long-term...Read More
To ensure that "the [breast clinic] team can respond in a timely manner to service or information requests," the team undertook a rigorous process analysis based on the LEAN method. Cartographic analysis demonstrated an opportunity for optimization of services and a...Read More
The assessment tool for signposting to/discharge from the invasive wandering unit is a tool for objectifying an individual's behaviour and profile, with the aim of clarifying the living environment (unité d’errance invasive [Invasive Wandering unit] or UEI) that best...Read More
Some of our work processes are obsolete and cause quality and safety issues (IOM Crossing the Quality Chasm, 2001). Indeed, the majority of nurses spend a significant portion of their time in non-value-added tasks for patients (IOM Keeping Patients Safe, 2004). In...Read More
Over the past two years, Montfort Hospital has harnessed the concept of patients as partners to overhaul its surgical program flow. After receiving a complaint concerning the pre-admission procedure, the hospital invited the patient to tell her story to the members of...Read More
Biomedical Laboratory Services (29.13) Transfusion Services (26.5, 26.6) Point-of-Care Testing Standards (10.11) Nonconformities are adverse events that increase laboratory workloads, pose a risk to user safety (sample loss, test result delays, unperformed tests,...Read More
Demand for hip and knee arthroplasties was growing annually in Alberta while care protocols and practices were highly variable. In response, Alberta Orthopaedic Society, the professional body for orthopaedic surgeons, working with Alberta Bone and Joint Health...Read More
Navigating the many different departments, units and clinics at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is an ongoing challenge for patients and visitors. Volunteer Services at TSH has recognized this barrier and developed a program to assist patients and visitors from...Read More
While looking for more ways to have staff partner with patients and families to support the best patient experience, we came upon an article on the Advisory Board Company's website. The article laid out a basic framework for having patients and families provide...Read More
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