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Developing and Sustaining an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Research Program in a Community Hospital, the Niagara Health ICU Research Program
Critical care research in Canada is conducted primarily in “academic” hospitals, usually located in large urban centres. “Academic” centres only account for approximately 35% of all hospital beds across Canada. As a result, studies only enrol a minority of patients in...Read More
Severe responsive behaviours in dementia represent a crisis of growing proportion affecting individuals in long-term care, acute care, and the community. In response, Baycrest developed the Virtual Behavioural Medicine Program, a novel virtual medical and behavioural...Read More
The Reconciliation Working Group (RWG) is a movement at CAMH contributing to systems change in practices and policies in a framework of cultural safety and anti-Indigenous racism. This 24-member committee is comprised of Indigenous and non-Indigenous service...Read More
In November 2019, Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) rolled out the Hypercare app to improve communication between hospital healthcare providers and their community counterparts. Hypercare's mission is to facilitate collaboration in the healthcare system through a secure...Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented barriers to accessing health care services, social networks, and other important supports for vulnerable patients. Across the continuum of health care services, the pivot to virtual care has enabled life saving access to...Read More
With a grant through a local funder, Nance Horwood Place (NHP), successfully launched the Community Kiosk in October 2016. This accessible space offers a variety of much-needed, every-day items for sale at subsidized or no cost, along with access to healthier food...Read More
On March 16, 2020, in response to the emergence of COVID-19 in Toronto, Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) became one of the first hospitals to open a staff COVID-19 Assessment Centre. The centre was opened in collaboration between the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS),...Read More
Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) are well established across the health care continuum and are essential to supporting the optimal use of antibiotics for improved patient health outcomes. Education to inform and engage prescribers/ clinicians in stewardship...Read More
Peri-operatives and Invasive Procedures: A Pre-operative Quality Improvement Journey for Patients Undergoing Surgery
Ontario’s healthcare system is complex and historically patients going for surgery were all seen in the clinic with standard bloodwork and tests. In 2015, following Choosing Wisely Canada’s initiative “Drop the Preop”, the surgical team developed and implemented a...Read More
Managing acute responsive behaviours or mental health-related behaviours during a pandemic is a challenge faced by many inpatient units across care settings. Due to behavioural factors that limit these patients’ ability to maintain isolation precautions and physical...Read More
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