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In 2002, ministerial guidance was issued on the exceptional use of installation control measures. As for home support, no ministerial guidelines are available, although stakeholders sometimes face similar situations. They may have witnessed home-made restraint or...Read More
Matching Patient Needs to Nursing Resources: Applying the Synergy Model in a Canadian Hematology/HSCT Unit
The Haematology/Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) Program at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre identified a unique opportunity to enhance patient care and the work environment by piloting the Synergy Model (Curly, 2007); a professional practice...Read More
Problems: The multiple physical, cognitive, and emotional requirements inherent to nursing practice constitute significant factors in decreased vigilance during risk management (Fletcher and Bedwell, 2014). Compliance with infection control measures by general duty...Read More
The Perinatality and Early Childhood Team has decided to re-design the prenatal courses following the Accreditation Canada Report in which surveyors noted that the knowledge acquired in the Baby-Friendly Initiative classes is not retained over time. The team therefore...Read More
The Island Health Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Strategy is our approach to creating and maintaining a sustainable workforce by increasing the number of Aboriginal peoples working in healthcare on Vancouver Island. Our 4 person Aboriginal Employment Team is...Read More
In 2011, the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Laval (CSSS Laval) conducted a survey among its staff and service providers to better understand why many were choosing to leave the organization; even before reaching three years of seniority within the...Read More
The first 60 minutes of a premature infant’s life is considered the “Golden Hour”. Care and treatment provided during the first hour of life can mean the difference between life and death or long-term health problems. In recognition that some of its...Read More
The influenza immunization program is the largest, most costly immunization program in Canada. More than 10 million doses of the influenza vaccine are administered to Canadians each year and hundreds of millions of doses are administered globally. The return on this...Read More
Forest fires cause some of the worst air quality that British Columbians will ever experience and many studies show that smoke exacerbates asthma and other respiratory conditions. There has also been an increase in severe fire seasons in BC over the past two...Read More
Overdose is the most common cause of death among people who use illicit opioids. It is also a significant cause of mortality among people receiving methadone maintenance therapy for opioid addiction and among people prescribed opioids for pain. Canada has the...Read More
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