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In 2002, ministerial guidance was issued on the exceptional use of installation control measures. As for home support, no ministerial guidelines are available, although stakeholders sometimes face similar situations. They may have witnessed home-made restraint or...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
Since 2008, the Richelieu-Yamaska HSSC has used a wide communication strategy to make safety an organizational priority in all services. The project, more organizational than communication-based, is framed within a larger context of integrated risk management and...Read More
The Emergency Response Messenger System (ERMS) is a pilot project offered by MB Health Disaster Management to regional health authorities in the spring of 2010. It has vastly improved the ability of the Assiniboine RHA to respond to any disaster or emergency. Two...Read More
In the fall of 2014, members of the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) Nursing, Procurement, Material Management & Quality & Patient Safety (QPS) department developed, in collaboration, the Material Incident Accident Management (MIAM) program. The...Read More
While an expert clinical interview is best practice in suicide risk assessment, in busy and complex clinical settings, such as emergency departments, even expert clinicians can miss important areas of inquiry due to reasons quite separate from their knowledge base and...Read More
Problems: The multiple physical, cognitive, and emotional requirements inherent to nursing practice constitute significant factors in decreased vigilance during risk management (Fletcher and Bedwell, 2014). Compliance with infection control measures by general duty...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
This a system for identifying risks in reprocessing medical devices and analysing the underlying causes. It is used to develop a profile of the risks inherent in the process for reprocessing reusable medical devices. Using this practice, information on reprocessing is...Read More
ICU checklists have been shown to improve outcomes and prevent harm. The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s (CHEO) PICU Patient Safety Checklist reminds multidisciplinary team members to consider a list of elements on a daily basis. Checklist elements...Read More
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