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Virtual Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day: a Platform for Education, Awareness, and Support for Breast Reconstruction Options in 2020 and 2021
Although many individuals may choose not to undergo breast reconstruction for personal and/or medical reasons, there is a general awareness, education, and support gap around breast reconstruction options after breast cancer. According to the Canadian Cancer Society,...Read More
Leveraging the Quintuple Aim – Low Acuity and Integrated Care at BCEHS
Approximately 50% of calls to 9-1-1 for an ambulance in British Columbia are for non-life-threatening emergencies, accounting for approximately 350,000 calls per year. At BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), the Clinical Hub is responsible for the implementation and...Read More
West Winds Primary Health Centre Baby Friendly Initiative 2011-2022
West Winds Primary Health Centre (WWPHC) began its journey to implement Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) standards of care in 2006 and became the first BFI designated community health service in the Prairie Provinces in 2011, with re-designation in 2016 and 2022...Read More
Multidisciplinary care of the UMF-GMF Maizerets perinatal clientele
Since the creation of the family medicine group (GMF) within the Maizerets family medicine unit (UMF), the perinatal team has taken its MISSION to offer multidisciplinary services to heart. These high-quality, timely services, available from the start of pregnancy,...Read More
Improving Health Care Services Provided to “People of Determination” Visiting Primary Health Care Centers under Dubai Health Authority
Primary Health Care is the gateway to health services in general and acts as the first line of contact in the health care system that provides individuals irrespective of their age, gender, nationality, color, physical or mental conditions. It is a known fact that...Read More
Indigenous Cultural Support
The Elders Mentoring program is one of four programs within a larger initiative called the ENRICH First Nations research project. The ENRICH program represents a partnership between Maskwacis Health Services, the University of Alberta, Elders and community member...Read More
Deprescribing at Michael Garron Hospital
As the Canadian population continues to age, there is an increase in the prevalence of multiple chronic illnesses within the aging population. These co-morbidities, in conjunction with sub-specialist prescribers, lead to patients taking many medications. The Canadian...Read More
Improve Patient Trust by Implementing the Best Practice, International Accreditations
It is a unique human trait to expect improvement and progress in all aspects of life including healthcare. Progress of this kind can be commonly achieved in one of two ways 1. Through an understanding of the scientific basis the constituent processes/parts 2. Through...Read More
Improving Access to Specialist Advice through eConsultBASE™
eConsultBASE™ (Building Access to Specialists through eConsultation) is a secure web-based tool that allows physicians and nurse practitioners timely access to specialist advice on behalf of their patients. Physicians and nurse practitioners submit a clinical question...Read More
A New Process and Follow-up System at the Breast Clinic
To ensure that "the [breast clinic] team can respond in a timely manner to service or information requests," the team undertook a rigorous process analysis based on the LEAN method. Cartographic analysis demonstrated an opportunity for optimization of services and a...Read More
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