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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
Michael Garron Hospital’s (MGH) vision is to Create Health and Build Community for the people of East Toronto, one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in Canada. Diversity and inclusion are central to MGH, as a care provider and an employer; one of the People Goals...Read More
Markham Stouffville Hospital’s unwavering commitment to quality and patient safety is part of our organizational DNA. We believe that through our collaborative efforts we will deliver quality safe patient-centered care. Some patients may have reduced mobility, placing...Read More
The Emergency Room Outreach (ERO) program is located within Alberta Children’s Hospital emergency department alongside the Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) team. ERO is operated in partnership between Wood’s Homes and Alberta Health Services (AHS). AHS foundthat...Read More
Research suggests that by moving handover process to the patient’s bedside, nurses can empower patients to become involved in their own care, which supports an improved care experience and patient safety. Shift change is generally the most vulnerable time on the...Read More
Niagara Health (NH), is a multi-site hospital organization, has developed a multimodal, comprehensive strategy to manage patients with a Difficult Airway (DA) in a non-operative setting. In 2015, the organization experienced a number of poor outcomes (death) resulting...Read More
In 2014, Niagara Health (NH) the organization shifted strategic priorities to create a path that would ensure high staff engagement and partnering with patients and families to create an experience of care that was trusted, safe and reproducible. Engaging change...Read More
Fecal Bacteriotherapy (FBT), also referred to as Fecal Transplant, is a treatment method used to cure patients of recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI). Patients with CDI treated with antimicrobial therapy can experience relapse rates of up to 20% and 70%...Read More
Procurement of the Best Possible Medication History in the Emergency Department by a Pharmacy Technician
Medication reconciliation (“med rec”) is a process designed to prevent medication errors at patient transition points. The key step in the med rec process is the determination of the patient’s home medication regimen or the “Best Possible Medication History” (BPMH)....Read More
SnackChat is a peer to peer educational support group that occurs weekly in the family lounge of the NICU at McMaster. It originated from the family integration committee at the McMaster Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) formed in 2017 as part of...Read More
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