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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
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
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
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
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
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
The staff of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s Medicine Program has created an exhaustive database in which information on all internal medication used by the patients in four of its hospitals can be entered almost in real time. It includes detailed data on...Read More
The BioFire FilmArray instrument has made the next generation of ‘syndromic testing’ available to a group of acutely ill patients presenting at RVH. Syndromic testing is when a number of different etiologies are tested with one test. In the case of patients who may...Read More
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