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In mid-2008 Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS) began working with the Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) to better coordinate hospital and community services. The goals were to improve access to a range of mental health services, to appropriately divert mental health...Read More
Triage nurse initiation of oral corticosteroids for pediatric asthma leads to improved patient care The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) sought to improve the standard of care for children presenting with moderate to severe asthma exacerbations, and to...Read More
Programme P.A.C.T.E.S. de l’unité de vie La Clé des champs The Clé des Champs Supported Housing Unit’s CTSEAP Program
One of the six supported housing units at the HSSC Jeanne-Mance downtown Montreal care home has been transformed to meet the particular needs of 26 residents aged 18 to 65 whose behavioural difficulties associated to a neurological ailment and cognitive impairments of...Read More
This University of Ottawa Heart Institute program is the largest acute home monitoring program in Canada, which uses a home monitor that transmits vital signs, weight, PO2, ECG etc., via phone lines. This makes it particularly useful for elderly patients living in...Read More
An interdisciplinary group came together to look at how chemotherapy can be administered in the safest and most efficient manner. Daytime administration of chemotherapy is an important patient safety consideration as it allows for the relevant health care providers...Read More
La Clinique régionale d’allaitement spécialisée (regional specialized breastfeeding clinic) offers consultations by appointment on referral from a primary service provider. The mother and her baby, often accompanied by the father or a close relative or friend, are...Read More
Since 2008, the interdisciplinary intervention plan (IIP) has been a key component of the Milieu de vie [living environment] program at CSSS de la Pointe-de-l’Île. The Milieu de vie program at CSSS de la Pointe-de-l’Île primarily consists of a promise of life made to...Read More
In 2010 the Saskatoon Health Region developed a strategy to address the high prevalence of HIV in the province. The strategy looked at HIV prevention, treatment and support to: • Increase efforts to prevent transmission of HIV; • Provide for the treatment and support...Read More
According to the WHO, health equity “implies that all people can reach their full health potential and should not be disadvantaged from attaining it because of their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, social class, socioeconomic status or other socially...Read More
The Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH) was developed to improve care to older hospitalized patients. The ACE unit is a unique and specialized General Internal Medicine Unit (GIM) recognizing the needs of acutely ill older patients and...Read More
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