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COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Strategy in High-Incident Neighbourhoods: A Distributive Leadership Approach to Accelerate Collective Local Health Impact
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated systemic health inequities and disproportionally impacted older adults and residents in racialized urban neighbourhoods – especially those with high concentrations of essential workers, multigenerational family households, visible...Read More
Expanding the Implementation of Remote Patient Monitoring and Virtual Care Pathways Developed during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare organizations have experienced challenges in the delivery of patient care. Based on COVID-19’s transmission, high incidence of mortality and severe respiratory illness, along with a decrease in hospital resources...Read More
The Development and Optimization of Talent Management within the Nursing Department in a Context of Health Crisis
The COVID-19 health crisis led to an increase in the number of acute beds needed and to the conversion of beds. It has led to a strong demand for caregivers with specific skills to take care of intensive care, infectious patients. A retraining plan has been put in...Read More
The East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP), which comprises over fifty community health and social care providers including Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), organized an integrated approach to the COVID-19 pandemic in long-term care and other congregate living sites in...Read More
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
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