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Tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke increase the risk of a number of chronic diseases, including certain cancers. The Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program (SMRCP) supports smoking cessation for patients and families with a Tobacco Support Coach (TSC)....Read More
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission "calls upon those who can effect change within the Canadian health-care system to recognize the value of Aboriginal healing practices and use them in the treatment of Aboriginal patients in collaboration with Aboriginal healers...Read More
Through systems integration we have been able to link patient monitoring with nursing and physician structured reporting documentation as one continuous record during the patient journey through a Cath lab setting of Preparation/Intra-procedural and Post procedural...Read More
Description of Leading Practice:The Toxicity Assessment Clinic (TAC) stared November 1, 2016 in the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre. The goals of this clinic are to 1) improve and provide access to care for cancer patients experiencing toxicity symptoms related...Read More
Driving Preventable Harm to Zero with Patient Partners: Preparing for Patient Partnerships in UHN’s Safety & Quality of Care Committees
University Health Network (UHN) is a large network of 4 downtown hospitals and is Canada’s largest academic health sciences centre. UHN has embarked on a transformational strategic initiative known as Caring Safely. This initiative represents UHN’s commitment to...Read More
Improving the Efficiency of the Surgical Operating Room on Weeknights and Weekends: A Kaizen-LEAN Approach at Montfort Hospital
Based on the LEAN methodology, the Kaizen 6 surgical program at Montfort Hospital aims to improve the efficiency of the operating room on weeknights and weekends. Begun in 2015 by the Executive Committee and the Directors with the input of a patient-partner, the...Read More
The New Brunswick Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Centre of Excellence provides bilingual services in prevention, diagnosis, intervention, and support to people with FASD, their families, and professionals. The Centre operates 24 diagnosis clinics per year and...Read More
Since 2011, falls have been one of the most common causes of adverse events and have slightly increased every year (MSSS: 2011-2016. During the review process, we found that the corrective measures put in place have a minimal impact on the number of falls. There is...Read More
Reduced Induction Rates in Women with A Postdate Indication at Less than 41 Weeks of Gestation: A Proactive Approach
This practice aims to reduce the proportion of inductions in women for whom an indication of postdate pregnancy at less than 41 weeks of gestation has been noted in the clinical record. This can become a monitoring strategy that supports the obstetrical team at the...Read More
Au Québec, la responsabilité des admissions aux services en dépendance jeunesse relève d’un guichet régional centralisé des demandes d’aide sous la direction des centres publics (CISSS/CIUSS): les Mécanismes d’accès (MA). Avant l’implantation de notre pratique, tous...Read More
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