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Post op Cardiac Surgery Nurse Practioner Clinic – Transition From Hospital to the Community
The Cardiac Sciences Program in Winnipeg created a new role for Nurse Practitioners (NPs) as an innovative strategy to bridge the gap in care for cardiac surgery patients transitioning from the hospital to the community. NPs advanced education and skills enable them...Read More
Pharmacy Governance Change to Facilitate Safer Medication Management
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) changed the governance structure for pharmacy services and integrated pharmacy staff from multiple acute and long-term care facilities into a single team under the direct authority of the WRHA Pharmacy Program. The...Read More
Manitoba Renal Program’s Exercise & Wellness Program
The Manitoba Renal Program's Exercise & Wellness Program has had a significant impact on the physical and mental health of people with chronic kidney disease. Individuals have reported having increased self-confidence, enhanced positive outlook, increased...Read More
Efficient Management of Medication Supply Chain Issues
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) has created a collaborative, multi-facility pharmacy approach to manage medication supply chain issues such as backorders, shortfalls, and critical drug shortages. Despite having different infrastructures at various...Read More
Geriatric Program Assessment Teams (GPAT)
On an annual basis, the Geriatric Program Assessment Teams (GPAT) receive approximately 2200 to 2500 referrals. Of those, geriatric assessments were completed on 72 to 75 percent. Clients are then connected with resources such as day hospitals, home care, and...Read More
Co-Occurring Disorders Multi-Agency Staff Education Workshops (CODI Workshops)
The co-occurring disorders multi-agency staff education workshops have improved staff competencies in working with persons with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. The staff is multidisciplinary, representing addictions, mental health, corrections,...Read More
Equity Strategy – Influenza Immunization
An 'equity' strategy' was carefully assessed, integrated into the pandemic plan, and then implemented to improve access to the influenza vaccine for hard-to-reach populations. The strategy included reducing barriers to access at mass clinics, community...Read More
Sleep Disorder Online Treatment Waiting List
There are two main treatments for insomnia. Comparable efficacy surveys show that behavioral treatments are preferred by patients over pharmacotherapy. There is a significant demand for cognitive behavioral treatments for sleep, resulting in a wait list of more than...Read More
Surgical Patient Flow Project
The Surgical Patient Flow Project has been a unique opportunity to review all aspects of the surgical program. The Project Team has partnered with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba. Two graduate students in the Faculty of Engineering are working...Read More
Community Stroke Care Service
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) Community Stroke Care Service (CSCS) is a specialized home care program for people who have suffered a stroke and would benefit from community re-engagement. The program focuses on home-based rehabilitation in the...Read More
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