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Research suggests that by moving handover process to the patient’s bedside, nurses can empower patients to become involved in their own care, which supports an improved care experience and patient safety. Shift change is generally the most vulnerable time on the...Read More
Disclosure is a proof of transparency towards patients and family. It is therefore a privileged way to maintain and solidify the bond of trust with the population. In this context, an audit was conducted and provided food for thought in the context of the revision of...Read More
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
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
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
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
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 (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
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