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Meaningful social interaction and social connection have been shown to positively contribute to quality of life, growth, and development in youth. However, youth with disabilities face barriers to accessing opportunities for meaningful social engagement that stem from...Read More
Traditional infection rates are complex to understand and not easily accessible to the medical staff. Before applying this leading practice, complex statistics (prevalence, incidence, e.g., 0.008 per 10,000 patient days) was information only accessible to managers....Read More
The distress associated with impairments and disabilities occurring as a result of serious burns to the face and mouth is well-known among victims and clinical practitioners. After a serious burn, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends measuring the level of...Read More
St. Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s), a multi-site health care organization, recognizes the importance of welcoming patients and families as full partners in the delivery, design, measurement and improvement of care. Guided by a Care Partnership Framework...Read More
Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre provides residence and services to 217 adults with cognitive impairment, physical, intellectual, developmental disabilities, mental health concerns, and social challenges in rural Western Nova Scotia. Clients identified a need to...Read More
Perineal and Pelvic Physiotherapy in Intensive Functional Rehabilitation for People Who Have Suffered a CVA and Have Urinary Incontinence
Many sequelae are secondary to a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) and are directly addressed in rehabilitation. Among these sequelae, urinary incontinence (present in 26% to 44% of people admitted into rehabilitation) is often left out and remains problematic. The main...Read More
Patient and family centred care movement is firmly entrenched within healthcare. Critical is the recognition of untapped potential within clients and families in advancing quality and safety. When Accreditation Canada embedded specific and targeted client and...Read More
As part of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital's strategic commitment to equity in both the care we provide and our work environment, our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) council developed a tool to enhance discussions about equity, diversity and...Read More
At Holland Bloorview, an Outcome Measurement Strategy was initiated in 2014. A unique component involved the use of simulation to provide outcome measures education and support to clinicians. Simulation videos were developed following a 2014 clinician survey. Results...Read More
Concussion is a common occurrence in youth; with a conservative estimate of 441-754 diagnoses per 100,000 pediatric emergency room visits. However there remains a dearth of services for this particular population and families are often left wondering what to do and...Read More
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Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, have been identifying and publishing Leading Practices in the Leading Practices Library for over 15 years. A Leading Practice is a practice carried out by a health and/or social service organization that has demonstrated a positive change, is people centred, safe and efficient. The Leading Practices Library is a knowledge sharing resource of innovative practices that have been identified through a rigorous evaluation process, and shared with the public, policy makers and organizations who are seeking ways to improve the quality of health services for all. Practices that are recognized as Leading Practices are published in the Leading Practices Library and also be advertised through HSO outreach events such as seminars, conferences, education materials; accrediting bodies affiliated with HSO etc.
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