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Recognizing the importance of patient hand hygiene, a project was set up at St. Paul's hospital to offer hand wipes to patients before meals. Our provincial hand hygiene working group chose as our theme raising awareness of the importance of hand hygiene. Volunteers...Read More
The majority of people (90%) who have a penicillin allergy label in their medical records do not truly have allergies. However, this misinformation is perpetuated in medical care leading to significant harms. In acute care, 15-20% of admitted patients have these...Read More
Providence Health Care (PHC) is unique in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia with respect to patient involvement on education materials for patients and families. Other hospitals may have patient input in creating specific education material, as do we, but we are...Read More
Alcohol use disorder is a widespread public health concern, which has significant health consequences. The use of alcohol, given in a structured setting called a Managed Alcohol Program, is a method of harm reduction for people with severe alcohol use disorder...Read More
In the renal program at Providence Health Care, we have provided nutritional care to a growing number of patients from various multicultural backgrounds including Chinese-, Tagalog-, and Punjabi-speaking patients. This cultural shift demanded a strategic approach from...Read More
The eating disorders (e.g., Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa) are serious illnesses that are difficult to treat and require a coordinated, multifaceted patient- and family-centered approach. Challenges inherent in working with this group include high rates of...Read More
Kidney transplant recipients are provided with a new take on life and health that does not include dialysis. Although many of the nutrition concerns associated with dialysis are not a problem after kidney transplant, kidney transplant patients still require heart...Read More
For over three years, Providence Health Care (PHC) has had integrated and coordinated methodologies to allocate surgical resources (OR time and surgical beds). OR Resource Allocation Methodology (RAM) is a data-driven, patient-focused methodology to allocate OR time...Read More
The Palliative Outreach and Consult Team (POCT) and the Heart Function Team created a process to transfer end-stage heart failure patients on isotope therapy to the palliative care unit. No other palliative care unit in Canada has done this. With the renal program,...Read More
Providence Health Care is one of the first Emergency Departments (ED) to implement a Diagnostic Treatment Unit (DTU), which takes patients and their family members away from the activity in the ED to a quasi-inpatient ward atmosphere, which is a better experience for...Read More
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