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At Hôtel-Dieu de Québec (HDQ) under CHUQ, systematic distress screening was introduced under a clinical project that began in April 2009. A committee had worked previously to develop a French-language tool consistent with the reality of our facility. The tool was...Read More
The practice of skills development for CHUQ supervisory staff is one of the organization’s powerful levers for promoting stability, sustainable development, and quality of services delivered to clients, while creating loyalty and maintaining the skills of its...Read More
A nurse works with staff and clients in the private homes to track vulnerable clients, promote rapid intervention, provide liaison with the caregiving team, and equip staff in the homes. This type of support and intervention promotes quality of care for seniors while...Read More
To foster a positive culture in the workplace, support a sound balance between work and life, and to achieve management agreement targets, it is important to implement action strategies to meet the needs of employees and managers. Several measures have been...Read More
The Intergenerational Cooperation Program provides staff members aged 50 or over (about 10 per year) with the capacity to reorganize their work time so they can identify their professional legacy through a Legacy Circle, optimize their mentoring skills through...Read More
As part of cost reduction efforts, the Ministère asked the organization to cut energy costs. The project was developed with this in mind and uses forestry waste that was previously left unused on the forest floor. This waste is now recovered, chipped, and then shipped...Read More
The “AP SI-SALÉ” project supports the use of additional precautions (AP) for basic infection prevention practices during infection occurences in nursing homes, especially when residents must be isolated. Posters and small signs, using pictograms and a colour code to...Read More
The Catherine Booth Hospital (CBH) has addressed an issue that plagues all health care organizations—accountability for cleaning surfaces and equipment that fall into a 'grey zone'. Cleanliness of physical space, surfaces, and equipment in hospitals is...Read More
The surgical instruments management program at Hôpital Chalres LeMoyne is effective and provides the highest level of safety. There is a well–established, efficient tracking system. All instruments are identified with a unique number. When trays are prepared,...Read More
The Centre de santé et de services sociaux Baie-des-Chaleurs (CSSSBC) implemented a learning organization project in nursing. This project entails the transfer of skills and knowledge, job integration, and professionalization of nursing duties. In practice, a culture...Read More
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