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In Chair 4 Meals: Aspiration Prevention and the Importance of Positioning for Post-operative Patients
Post-operative aspiration can cause complications like re-intubation, pneumonia, and can quickly become life threatening if a person is unable to get enough oxygen. After four aspiration-related deaths on the surgical oncology inpatient unit in the summer of 2017, an...Read More
Hydrate While You Wait is a pre-operative hydration program that was first piloted on two surgical wards at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in February 2019. The program is comprised of two main components – a clinical pathway and corresponding medical directive for...Read More
Hand Hygiene Improvement Methods Preventing And Controlling Transmission (HH IMPACT) Group Electronic Monitoring
While hand hygiene (HH) rates have been consistently linked to patient safety and controlling rates of nosocomial infection, traditional, direct observation methods of measuring HH are highly subject to the Hawthorne effect, and even with extensive auditing programs,...Read More
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