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Increasing Recovery Room Utilization through a Merger of Ambulatory Surgery Units at Michael Garron Hospital
In January 2018, Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) launched the merger of its Day Surgery (DS) unit and Recovery Room (RR) into a combined Peri-Anaesthesia Care Unit (PCU). The primary intent of this initiative was to efficiently reduce operating room (OR) delays and...Read More
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
MCC 360 is a multi-source feedback (MSF) tool specifically designed and research supported for evaluating physician workplace performance. MSF involves looking at performance from a 360-degree perspective and is commonly used to evaluate executives and professionals...Read More
Organizational implementation of the care and services partnership (CSP) with patients and family at the CISSS de LAVAL
The organizational implementation of the care and services partnership (CSP) includes all clienteles and levels of the organization: clinical, operational, tactical and strategic. This represents a significant achievement. Firstly, the fact that the CSP in itself...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
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
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
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
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
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