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There is growing evidence surrounding cancer therapies and treatments having adverse cardiovascular side effects for patients who have undergone and are currently undergoing active cancer treatments. To help improve patient outcomes and optimize oncology patients’...Read More
In 2017, it became apparent that Scarborough Health Network's post-operative Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) rates needed to be improved. A UTI team was assembled and a two-day Rapid Improvement Event was scheduled; engaging multiple stakeholders and care providers...Read More
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, less than 1 in 5 women eligible for breast reconstruction following mastectomy undergo this surgery. Many women are unaware of the reconstructive options, including that this is covered by provincial and territorial plans....Read More
Virtual Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day: a Platform for Education, Awareness, and Support for Breast Reconstruction Options in 2020 and 2021
Although many individuals may choose not to undergo breast reconstruction for personal and/or medical reasons, there is a general awareness, education, and support gap around breast reconstruction options after breast cancer. According to the Canadian Cancer Society,...Read More
Use of Interactive and Purposeful Virtual Game Play to Improve Cognitive and Social Engagement for Residents in Long Term Care
The Obie device is a projector that emits games onto a surface, such as a table top, which creates an interactive virtual playground for older adults. Studies of the impact of client-centered leisure and recreational activities for older adults especially residents in...Read More
The Osler catchment area experienced a high volume of Covid patients when the pandemic began. This necessitated a rapid and innovative response to home based care when timely ED/inpatient throughput was compromised. The COVID@home program was developed to provide...Read More
Hogarth Riverview Manor (HRM), the largest long-term care home in Ontario with a licensed capacity of 544 beds, initiated the practice of ‘Quality Improvement Huddles’ in November 2020 to support their quality journey ‘iCare’. The name iCare is rooted in the...Read More
Family presence policies in Canadian hospitals have increased from 32% in 2015 to 73% in 2020, demonstrating a commitment family members as partners in care (CFHI, 2020). However, widespread visitor restrictions at healthcare facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic...Read More
Estimated Population of Canada in 2020: = 37.7 Million Schizophrenia affects 1% of Canadian population (~377,000) 1 in 3 Patients (~124,000) are Treatment Resistant (TRS) Major treatment challenges is Clozapine therapy initiation (schizophrenia diagnosis + 2 failed...Read More
The iHuddle Board application is a digital huddle board that is accessible to managers, staff, patients and families on each inpatient unit and Emergency Department via a 55” touchscreen monitor that allows for two-way information sharing and collaboration. The...Read More
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