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Faced with a COVID-19 crisis in the small northern New Brunswick region of Restigouche in May 2020, we were appointed by the Department of Health, to carry out mass testing of the population of 21,000 people within just over 12 hours. This region was dealing with...Read More
The New Brunswick Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Centre of Excellence provides bilingual services in prevention, diagnosis, intervention, and support to people with FASD, their families, and professionals. The Centre operates 24 diagnosis clinics per year and...Read More
In NB, there was a clear need to improve the provision of services to at-risk children and young people. The authorities were asking questions about why the public system, with its safety net and diverse programmes, was failing to work better together and avoid...Read More
The Workplace Rehabilitation Service is an organization which brings together all treatment, rehabilitation and support services offered by the Community Mental Health Center and Campbellton Addiction Treatment Centers. The new service started in New-Brunswick in...Read More
Horizon Health Network (Horizon) uses a Standards Model, which is based on a Structure - Process - Outcome framework, to facilitate standardized care, clinical practice, and services across the health authority. The process brings clinicians and front line service...Read More
Horizon Health Network loans a Medela Bilibed Phototherapy Unit to families for treating jaundice in neonates at home. The parent information sheet is reviewed and a daily phototherapy log sheet is given to parents to help keep track of feedings, minutes of...Read More
The Mental Health Program worked closely with the Quality Risk Management Department to develop a new model for the suicide process review. The model follows the Canadian Patient Safety Institute's (CPSI) Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Framework and advocates a...Read More
The Medication Care Plan Manager (MCPM) is a new program that generates discharge prescription sheets that can be used as the discharge orders for physicians. The patient's current medication profile is imported into the computer software so either a pharmacist...Read More
MedContinuum is a provincial utilization tool used in all acute care New Brunswick hospitals since 2007. This utilization tool is completed by nursing staff on most nursing units at The Moncton Hospital on a daily basis. Length of stay is an indicator used to measure...Read More
The Horizon Health Network, Zone Fredericton Oncology Service, adopted the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) clinical guideline for appropriate use of white blood cell growth factor to minimize the incidence of (febrile) neutropenia, avoid patient...Read More
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