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UPSTREAM – COPD Education and Self-Management Support
UPSTREAM actively recruits and screens individuals at risk or suspected of having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and provides diagnosis, education, and support. UPSTREAM is the INSPIRED Program, without home visits and includes patients prior to...Read More
Realtime Dashboards Driving Action During COVID-19
The landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic required agile thinking and action to ensure the safety of our workforce and patients. To facilitate decision making, accurate real-time data was required to guide leaders in critical decision making to support ongoing...Read More
Combined Heat and Power Generation
The Bayview Campus of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto supports nearly 1100 patient beds and spans three million square feet. We installed an 8-megawatt gas turbine combined heat and power (CHP) generator with exhaust heat recovery to supply 85% of our...Read More
Designated Care Partners: A Model for Care Partnership during the Pandemic and Beyond
Family presence policies in Canadian hospitals have increased from 32% in 2015 to 73% in 2020, demonstrating a commitment family members as partners in care (CFHI, 2020). However, widespread visitor restrictions at healthcare facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic...Read More
Foundry’s use of the Fulop Typology of Integration
Foundry is a network of Integrated Youth Services (IYS) in British Columbia, Canada. Our service model offers a seamless experience from the moment young people and their caregivers walk through the doors to when they are connected with a service provider best suited...Read More
Co-designing Consent for Integrated Youth Hubs
The Grove is an Integrated Youth Hub providing equitable access to quality, evidence-informed, youth-specific interventions matched to the level of need for youth aged 12-26. These hubs, supported by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and Youth Wellness...Read More
A Personalized Assessment for Hospital Acquired Conditions
The balance sheets represent the infections/colonizations within a care unit. With the use of a one-pager, and in one single glance (with figures and not statistics and pictograms), everyone can understand the epidemiological evolution by finding recommendations to...Read More
Co-designed Course Promotes Reporting and Learning from Patient Safety Incidents
The BC Patient Safety & Learning System (PSLS) has revised its Patient Safety e-learning module for health care providers, students, and volunteers across BC. The module bridges across sectors and disciplines to promote a standardized, best-practice approach to...Read More
Responsive Behaviours in Dementia: Novel Virtual Behavioural Support Model During COVID-19
Severe responsive behaviours in dementia represent a crisis of growing proportion affecting individuals in long-term care, acute care, and the community. In response, Baycrest developed the Virtual Behavioural Medicine Program, a novel virtual medical and behavioural...Read More
Antimicrobial Stewardship – Indication Prompt for Antimicrobial Orders
Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) are well established across the health care continuum and are essential to supporting the optimal use of antibiotics for improved patient health outcomes. Education to inform and engage prescribers/ clinicians in stewardship...Read More
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