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The overdose prevention site (SPS [Site de Prévention des Surdoses]) is a response to an urgent public health need in the fight against overdoses, and the mobilized actors are strongly committed to its success. No partner questioned the project, and each offered their...Read More
The growing number of alternative level of care (ALC) patients at the CISSS de Laval, particularly at the Hôpital Cité-de-la-Santé (CSL), prompted us to set up innovative and complementary services. In keeping with the ministerial action plan, the Cross-Functional...Read More
The balance sheets represent the infections/colonizations within a care unit. With the use of a one-pager, and in one single glance (with figures and not statistics and pictograms), everyone can understand the epidemiological evolution by finding recommendations to...Read More
Traditional infection rates are complex to understand and not easily accessible to the medical staff. Before applying this leading practice, complex statistics (prevalence, incidence, e.g., 0.008 per 10,000 patient days) was information only accessible to managers....Read More
To provide a high level of quality, analyses performed at the patient’s bedside, called Point-of-Care Testing (PCT), are carried out by laboratories and must meet strict standards. Problems that led to this project: • PCT analysis results which turned up in the...Read More
The aim of the project was to develop a culture of continuous quality improvement by motivating the Richelieu-Yamaska teams on a daily basis to optimize the patient experience. A number of factors played a part in the project’s implementation. Patient visits since...Read More
Transferring a patient from the Intensive Care (IC) Unit is recognized as being a period of higher risk. Studies have shown an increase in the incidence of adverse events in the days following a transfer from IC, a significant number of which can be avoided....Read More
Faced with the complex issue that is perinatal grief, in 2000 the CSSS de Vaudreuil-Soulanges set up the first complete prevention program in perinatal grief in primary healthcare. The program provides personalized follow-up for individuals, couples and families, as...Read More
The Sainte-Justine UHC is now participating in an overall process of organizational transformation launched by the “Growing up Healthy” project. For the Sainte-Justine UHC, the project is an opportunity to completely overhaul its ways of doing things and introduce or...Read More
After the success of its first Clé 56 series, the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal wanted to demystify another facet of the institution: life in its residential resources. In collaboration with director Alexandre Hamel, the production company Pixcom...Read More
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