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Montfort Postnatal Care at Home Program (MPCH Program)
Hôpital Montfort`s Family Birthing Center (FBC) assists in 3,250 births yearly. In Canada, 97% of women are hospitalized for childbirth and postnatal care, for an average length-of-stay of 2.3 days . Postnatal care primarily aims to promote maternal and infant health...Read More
Improving Outcomes in Difficult Airways: A Standardized Team Approach
Niagara Health (NH), is a multi-site hospital organization, has developed a multimodal, comprehensive strategy to manage patients with a Difficult Airway (DA) in a non-operative setting. In 2015, the organization experienced a number of poor outcomes (death) resulting...Read More
Unit Based Teams ~ Shifting Culture and Improving Engagement
In 2014, Niagara Health (NH) the organization shifted strategic priorities to create a path that would ensure high staff engagement and partnering with patients and families to create an experience of care that was trusted, safe and reproducible. Engaging change...Read More
Prevention of Iterative Cesareans Performed Before 39 Weeks of Gestation in Low-Risk Women: a Proactive Process by the Monfort Hospital
The leading practice consists in preventing iterative cesareans performed before 39 weeks of gestation in women at low risk coming to give birth at the Montfort Hospital’s Family Birthing Centre (FBC). According to the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of...Read More
Southlake@home is a first initiative of its kind in Ontario, a “bundled community” approach to integrated care. This is a population bundle versus disease states or surgical procedures. The bundled community approach addresses all people with medical, social...Read More
Use of Smart Tele-medicine Technologies for Homecare Services to Reduce Physician Waiting Time
The care of dependent people has emerged as a major health and ethical issue. Moreover, there are not many such physicians who can carry out the patient care in the homecare setting. This creates a healthcare gap for rendering healthcare services for homebound...Read More
Zumba adapted to Long-Term Care Services: Dance steps for better health!
Adapted ZUMBA is a dance-fitness class that is available for persons of all levels of fitness. It allows participants to work on their cardiopulmonary and motor skills and to increase their physical stamina. Some standing movements are performed for those who have the...Read More
Fun in Winter while Skiing in a Wheelchair
In winter, there is nothing better than breathing the fresh air and seeing the beautiful landscape covered in white to revive beautiful childhood memories. Many residents have skied or engaged in other winter activities in the past. Being able to engage in outdoor...Read More
Learning with Families
Learning with Families (LWF) is an innovative patient/family-centred care initiative to foster interprofessional education and collaborative practice by partnering staff with family leaders who share their lived experiences of caring for a child with health issues....Read More
Checklists in Community Care – Improving Consistency and Client Experience
A checklist was developed, utilizing the airline construct, that encapsulated all the critical steps needed to be undertaken for a successful shift exchange. Shift exchange is a critical period of approximately 15 minutes where the outgoing staff prepares documents,...Read More
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