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Shannex is a family owned and operated organization, providing quality senior care across a full continuum of services in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario. Finding continuing care options for people with complex responsive behaviors can be challenging. Many...Read More
Early comprehensive, stage specific treatment, provided by a specialized Early Psychosis program has been demonstrated to improve clinical and functional outcomes for young people aged 12-35 years experiencing the early stages of a psychotic disorder. In this...Read More
The Baby Friendly Initiative is a global, quality improvement project that aims to deliver high quality, family focused care to all birthing people and their families. Through implementation of the BFI, we aim to create an enabling environment that supports all...Read More
A national Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) Quality Improvement Collaborative Project with 25 maternity hospital teams across Canada was implemented by the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada from June 2019 to December 2021.This project was funded by the Public Health...Read More
Due to the global pandemic of Covid-19, the Grade 7 Immunization Program was interrupted in the spring of 2020. This resulted with a cohort of appropriately 9000 Nova Scotia Grade 7 students with an incomplete series of school vaccines. In addition, students who...Read More
Accreditation Canada recognizes ambulatory medication reconciliation (AmbMR) as a required organizational practice to enhance patient safety. In 2013, the nephrology clinic was the pilot site for AmbMR for the organization. Our team embraced this initiative as...Read More
In April 2015, nine district health authorities across Nova Scotia came together to become the Nova Scotia Health Authority. At that time, formal engagement with patients, families, and caregivers was happening independently across the province, and was not...Read More
Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre provides residence and services to 217 adults with cognitive impairment, physical, intellectual, developmental disabilities, mental health concerns, and social challenges in rural Western Nova Scotia. Clients identified a need to...Read More
The J-RO EZ Rest is a positioning wedge developed by staff of Ocean View, used to keep clients comfortably lying on their side at 90 degrees while receiving care. The J-RO EZ Rest was designed to support client comfort and dignity, as well as address staff risk and...Read More
Disclosure is the process by which a patient safety incident is communicated to the patient (or a group of patients, the public) by healthcare providers. The NSHA Disclosure Policy provides coordinated processes for disclosure of patient safety incidents to patients,...Read More
Leading Practices are submitted by health organizations from around the world. The contents of the Leading Practices library do not reflect opinions or views of HSO or its affiliates. If you have questions, concerns or suggestions please email us at email@example.com
Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, have been identifying and publishing Leading Practices in the Leading Practices Library for over 15 years.
A Leading Practice is an innovative, people-centred, evidence-informed practice that has been implemented by teams in an organization. The leading practice has demonstrated a positive change related to safe and reliable care/service, accessible and appropriate care/service, and/or integrated care/service.
The Leading Practices Library is a knowledge-sharing resource and serves to recognize innovative practices that have been submitted and have undergone a review by peer reviewers. Leading Practices are shared with the public, policymakers and organizations who are interested in improving and making real quality and health system changes.
Practices that are recognized as Leading Practices are published in the Leading Practices Library. Leading Practices are also promoted through HSO mediums including newsletters, webinars, conferences, education materials, and affiliated accrediting bodies.
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