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: The rCare method of highly focused daily patient care and discharge planning was implemented throughout the acute inpatient medical and surgical units at Richmond and the Transitional Care Unit. It is based on a successful model already in use at other hospitals in...Read More
The Palliative Outreach and Consult Team (POCT) and the Heart Function Team created a process to transfer end-stage heart failure patients on isotope therapy to the palliative care unit. No other palliative care unit in Canada has done this. With the renal program,...Read More
The directors and staff at the Genesis Fertility Centre take patient safety very seriously and work to initiate the best possible treatment plans for their patients. This includes implementing practices to reduce multiple pregnancies, as Canada ranks among the three...Read More
Through exceptional teamwork and a common understanding of “person-centered care,” routines are adapted to each person in a way that decreases their stress and anxiety. The drug use rate is the lowest in the region, as staff members consistently look for...Read More
Planned since the spring of 2008 and released in the spring of 2009, this innovative practice specifically encourages professionals at the Le Virage centre (for alcoholism and substance abuse rehabilitation) and in the CSSS Pierre-Boucher mental health program to pool...Read More
In 2001, in a report on use of mental health services, Montreal’s public health branch revealed that only half of the people needing assistance had used these services, regardless of the nature of their problem (Enquête sur la santé mentale des Montréalais, 1er...Read More
PIKATEMPS is a motivational project in Val-d'Or based on work by a multidisciplinary team of some 15 professionals in nine community and institutional native and non-native organizations. Its mission is to deliver accessible prevention, assistance, and screening...Read More
Journey to Wellness is a program that allows youth to talk about suicide in a safe and supportive environment. It provides youths with the skills they need to help themselves when they are feeling down or when their friends are feeling down. The program has helped...Read More
Patients who require tracheostomy usually suffer from multiple co-morbidities including a high incidence of traumatic brain injury. The Tracheostomy Team at the McGill University Health Centre (MGH) has created a true interdisciplinary team to provide care to these...Read More
The Neurosurgical Navigation Program’s main objective is to make operations more precise, less invasive, and help patients understand surgical procedures. Using 3D reconstructions of the brain and a stereotactic pointer, all procedures are reviewed by the...Read More
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