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An electronic storyboard outlines the team's progress to date regarding the operational plan, and shares progress made through indicator data. This is a rolling presentation that can be displayed on a variety of audiovisual systems throughout the hospital for...Read More
The Canadian Forces developed a video on how to deal with post deployment changes in members. The video is available to families and staff, and is being shared with other military caregivers. It could also be shared with civilian health care providers who may interact...Read More
With the support of the environment team in Kingston, the organization has initiated a practice of weekly safety walkabouts by each of the supervisors. The supervisors complete a form that indicates all areas of the department have been reviewed. They are also...Read More
The organization uses flip charts as part of the initial intake and clinical assessment process. This allows clients, who are often under stress during the initial counselling phase, to communicate visually, in addition to verbally, by writing notes and drawing...Read More
The Equine assisted learning program is a component of the solvent abuse treatment program at the White Buffalo Youth Inhalant Treatment Centre. The program uses the concept of “the horse as a healer” to enhance the client’s ability to cope with...Read More
The surgical instruments management program at Hôpital Chalres LeMoyne is effective and provides the highest level of safety. There is a well–established, efficient tracking system. All instruments are identified with a unique number. When trays are prepared,...Read More
The Centre de santé et de services sociaux Baie-des-Chaleurs (CSSSBC) implemented a learning organization project in nursing. This project entails the transfer of skills and knowledge, job integration, and professionalization of nursing duties. In practice, a culture...Read More
The Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Lac-Saint-Jean-Est provides a social information hotline service. The hotline service, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, can assist with any problem and, in conjunction with local police, can assess the degree...Read More
The staff at the Six Nations Birthing Centre, including the Aboriginal midwives, have enhanced their education and skills through taking doula certification training. Doula training complements the existing supportive prenatal care and birthing process used by...Read More
Wagmatcook is a member of the Tui'kn Partnership which consists of five First Nation communities located around the Bras d'or Lakes in Cape Breton. The total population is about 5,000. The Tui'kn Partnership emerged from an Aboriginal Health Transition...Read More
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