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After the success of its first Clé 56 series, the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal wanted to demystify another facet of the institution: life in its residential resources. In collaboration with director Alexandre Hamel, the production company Pixcom...Read More
Since the creation of the family medicine group (GMF) within the Maizerets family medicine unit (UMF), the perinatal team has taken its MISSION to offer multidisciplinary services to heart. These high-quality, timely services, available from the start of pregnancy,...Read More
Point-of-care testing (POCT) is carried out outside a laboratory on devices that are easy to use, but which nevertheless require good management of use in order to ensure the quality of the results obtained. The technical and operational data sheet is a standard...Read More
For 10 years, stagnation in the number of cadaveric organ donors has been observed in Quebec. Due to the shortage of nurses, access to intensive care beds is difficult for both donors and transplant patients. This results in significant delays in the transfer of...Read More
The 14 Community Care Access Centres in Ontario use a common telephone-based patient and caregiver experience evaluation administered by NRC Canada, which enables us to benchmark patient experience results across the province. Early results showed Toronto Central...Read More
The Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) is the standard tool used to diagnose Latent TB infection (LTBI). While an accurate screening tool, the TST is associated with a relatively high rate of false positives, specifically in people who were vaccinated with Bacille de...Read More
The goal of this initiative is to reduce the pain experienced by children receiving vaccinations, thereby encouraging children and their parents to adhere to vaccination schedules, leading to increased personal and community protection against vaccine preventable...Read More
The literature cites antibiotics are over prescribed in hospitals and long-term care. As inappropriate antibiotic prescribing continues, antibiotic resistance is a growing concern. Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs) have been well established in acute care;...Read More
The culture of reporting incidents and accidents is well established at the CHU de Québec: in 2009-2010 some 8,000 paper forms were captured in a centralized mode for three out of the five hospitals within the organization. During the computerized decentralization of...Read More
Cancer is the leading cause of premature death in Canada. Thanks to improvements in prevention, detection and treatment, cancer survival rates are improving. However, survivors remain vulnerable. They report distress, physical challenges and many of their needs are...Read More
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