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Accreditation Canada recognizes ambulatory medication reconciliation (AmbMR) as a required organizational practice to enhance patient safety. In 2013, the nephrology clinic was the pilot site for AmbMR for the organization. Our team embraced this initiative as...Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented barriers to accessing health care services, social networks, and other important supports for vulnerable patients. Across the continuum of health care services, the pivot to virtual care has enabled life saving access to...Read More
A checklist was developed, utilizing the airline construct, that encapsulated all the critical steps needed to be undertaken for a successful shift exchange. Shift exchange is a critical period of approximately 15 minutes where the outgoing staff prepares documents,...Read More
Creation and Setting up of an Online Educative Module and an Innovative Clinical Protocol for the Genetic Screening of Ashkenazi Jews at the McGill University Health Centre
The Department of Medical Genetics at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is one of five departments in Quebec whose mission is to diagnose, treat and/or prevent genetic illnesses, which are often rare diseases. Some of these genetic illnesses have a higher...Read More
Health Quality, Safety, and Enhanced Experience for Community-Based Client – A Collaborative Medication Management Program
Peel Senior Link (PSL), in partnership with Resident Care Pharmacy (RCP), developed a comprehensive Medication Management Program (MMP), including drafting of policies and procedures, orientation videos, audit procedures, service agreements, ongoing evaluation and...Read More
The New Brunswick Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Centre of Excellence provides bilingual services in prevention, diagnosis, intervention, and support to people with FASD, their families, and professionals. The Centre operates 24 diagnosis clinics per year and...Read More
According to the Quebec Institute of Statistics, 31% of people over the age of 65 live alone, and this figure increases to 40% for those over the age of 75. The figures look to increase over the next few years. Social isolation too. Formerly Operations Director in the...Read More
The Seniors LINCS Walk N’ Roll Program is a collaborative effort led by the Seniors LINCS program in the Annapolis Valley in partnership with multiple municipal recreation departments and fitness facilities. Walk N’ Roll provides opportunities for frail seniors to...Read More
Vaccines are one of the greatest advances in medicine, but are a victim of their own success. As vaccine preventable diseases have disappeared, some Canadian parents no longer believe vaccination is needed and unnecessarily fear vaccines. Canadian vaccination rates...Read More
Since 2007, VHA Home HealthCare has held an annual Employee of the Year awards program to honour staff and service providers who exemplify our service goal of spectacular client care. On average, VHA staff, service providers and supervisors used to put forward 40-50...Read More
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