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Although an estimated 20% of children and youth experience mental health and/or addictions (MHA) issues, over 70% of those in need of care do not receive appropriate services. The youth MHA care system is laden with barriers that result in complex, unclear pathways...Read More
The Sunnybrook Speaker Series is a free public education forum that delivers the latest health information directly to thousands of community members annually through live lectures and webcasts. It is an invaluable tool to engage patients and showcase Sunnybrook’s...Read More
The Toronto Hospital Emergency Preparedness Quality Improvement Committee (THEPQIC); Chaired by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and supported by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TCLHIN), developed small working groups consisting of Emergency...Read More
When multiple professionals come together to treat a patient, communication tools can help maximize patient safety and quality of care. In acute care settings, often these professionals come together for only one episode of care (e.g. resuscitation scenarios). This...Read More
Improving the nutritional intake of patients has been shown to decrease the risks and costs associated with malnutrition. Malnutrition increases the risk of pressure injuries, infections, falls, readmission to hospital and can lead to a prolonged hospital stay....Read More
Reports of choking during medication administration and the crushing of sustained-release medications for patients with dysphagia were attributed to insufficient interprofessional communication between the SLP, pharmacist, physician, nurse and patient. No process...Read More
Increased Oral Anticancer Medication (OACM) use in oncology has created a paradigm shift from the clinic to the patient’s home. Advantages over intravenous treatments include decreased hospital resource utilization and increased patient convenience; potential...Read More
It is widely documented that cancer patients express uncertainty about how to manage their health post-treatment and who will be responsible for particular aspects of care moving forward. Primary care Physicians have also reported confusion around their role and...Read More
How can a hospital effectively initiate a dialogue with patients and families, both during their stay and beyond, when many of them live far away? For Sunnybrook, the answer was to develop a digital engagement hub that allows our communities to easily and quickly...Read More
Standardization of Perioperative Urinary Catheter Use to Reduce Post-surgical Urinary Tract Infection
Prevention of healthcare-associated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) has been the focus of a national effort, yet appropriate indications for insertion and removal of urinary catheters (UC) among surgical patients remain poorly defined. In this time series analysis,...Read More
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