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Faced with the complex issue that is perinatal grief, in 2000 the CSSS de Vaudreuil-Soulanges set up the first complete prevention program in perinatal grief in primary healthcare. The program provides personalized follow-up for individuals, couples and families, as...Read More
In 2000, Dietary Services focused on a performance indicator: Body Mass Index (BMI). The literature reveals that residents in long-term care facilities with a BMI over 25 kg/m² presented with a lower mortality rate than those under the 25 kg/m² mark, and...Read More
The Histology Technical Issues Communications Tool is a simple tool that has increased the overall quality of slides reaching the pathologists. The tool has identified previously unnoticed trends with certain tissue types, decreased technical issues identified by...Read More
Prevention of Nosocomial Infection in the Neonate; Targeting Central Venous Catheter Bloodstream Infections (CVC-BSI)
Since 2001, a team approach to practice change has resulted in the implementation of quality improvement activities targeting insertion and maintenance care of invasive central venous catheters (CVCs). In 2010, CVC-BSI rates in NICU were reduced in 3 out of 4 weight...Read More
The Matrix Mentoring initiative has helped better prepare and expose potential managerial candidates to real time experiences in management. It has also exposed candidates to departments outside of their current workplace, and offered other opportunities to see...Read More
The Cape Breton District Health Authority has developed a clinical trigger for tissue donation named C.A.L.L. This pneumonic stands for C- cardiac death, A – Age (under 80 years old), L- Let the Tissue Bank Screen, L- Less than 24 hours since death. The theme...Read More
The Diagnostic Services Improvement Project uses three interventions targeting physicians ordering practices: Distribution of information on the cost of testing; evidence-based test ordering guidelines; and test ordering data for the top 50 per cent of ordering...Read More
The Nurses for Tomorrow Innovation and Research Fellowship Program was set up to support frontline nurses in developing leadership capacity at the point of care, and to provide an opportunity for frontline nurses to contribute to achieving the strategic goals of the...Read More
The Lung RAMP Program has significantly improved the care of lung cancer patients at the University Health Network. What was previously an uncoordinated individual referral process is now a coordinated system capable of providing timely, efficient, coordinated care...Read More
The Cardiac Sciences Program in Winnipeg created a new role for Nurse Practitioners (NPs) as an innovative strategy to bridge the gap in care for cardiac surgery patients transitioning from the hospital to the community. NPs advanced education and skills enable them...Read More
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