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With the increased demand of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) across Ontario, coordinated efforts have been made to reduce the average length of stay (LOS) for this treatment of end-stage osteoarthritis. LOS is of significant interest as it is a major determinant of...Read More
Patient and family centred care movement is firmly entrenched within healthcare. Critical is the recognition of untapped potential within clients and families in advancing quality and safety. When Accreditation Canada embedded specific and targeted client and...Read More
To ensure that "the [breast clinic] team can respond in a timely manner to service or information requests," the team undertook a rigorous process analysis based on the LEAN method. Cartographic analysis demonstrated an opportunity for optimization of services and a...Read More
Montfort Hospital's Family Birth Centre aims to provide clients with the best possible education on "what to expect during the transfer or cessation of services". By providing clients and their families with the necessary information, the team wants to maximize the...Read More
As part of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital's strategic commitment to equity in both the care we provide and our work environment, our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) council developed a tool to enhance discussions about equity, diversity and...Read More
At Holland Bloorview, an Outcome Measurement Strategy was initiated in 2014. A unique component involved the use of simulation to provide outcome measures education and support to clinicians. Simulation videos were developed following a 2014 clinician survey. Results...Read More
Concussion is a common occurrence in youth; with a conservative estimate of 441-754 diagnoses per 100,000 pediatric emergency room visits. However there remains a dearth of services for this particular population and families are often left wondering what to do and...Read More
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) has a rich history of Patient engagement that has spanned decades. The Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni Inc. was started in 1985 by Mary Clinckett, the former Head of Physiotherapy at the Heart Institute. She...Read More
Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) is an evidence based standard of care that uses a multidisciplinary approach focusing on the modification of cardiovascular risk factors to reduce morbidity and mortality. Rehabilitation staff utilize a variety of modalities such as patient...Read More
The profession of Therapeutic Clowning, now in its thirty-first year, is developing rapidly. Practitioners around the world now gather biannually at international conferences designed to present research, share techniques during artistic workshops and provide...Read More
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Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, have been identifying and publishing Leading Practices in the Leading Practices Library for over 15 years. A Leading Practice is a practice carried out by a health and/or social service organization that has demonstrated a positive change, is people centred, safe and efficient. The Leading Practices Library is a knowledge sharing resource of innovative practices that have been identified through a rigorous evaluation process, and shared with the public, policy makers and organizations who are seeking ways to improve the quality of health services for all. Practices that are recognized as Leading Practices are published in the Leading Practices Library and also be advertised through HSO outreach events such as seminars, conferences, education materials; accrediting bodies affiliated with HSO etc.
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