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Collaboration of Community Based Services to Build Pathways to Isolation Supports for Vulnerable Populations During the Covid-19 Pandemic
In March 2020, at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, safe isolation space emerged as a priority for people experiencing homelessness in order to mitigate transmission of the virus through emergency shelters and amongst vulnerable populations. It was recognized that...Read More
The growing number of alternative level of care (ALC) patients at the CISSS de Laval, particularly at the Hôpital Cité-de-la-Santé (CSL), prompted us to set up innovative and complementary services. In keeping with the ministerial action plan, the Cross-Functional...Read More
Challenge • September 28, 2020, the Premier announces that Ontario has now entered Wave 2 of the COVID-19 pandemic. • The Ontario Critical Care COVID Command Centre has recommended augmenting critical care teams by implementing a team-based approach. • Time-sensitive:...Read More
Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program – Breaking the Cycle of Violence with Empathy (BRAVE) Program
Research indicates that young people who are violently injured by stabbing or gunshot are nearly twice as likely to have a subsequent violent injury requiring hospital treatment within two years compared to their counterparts with non-violent injuries. Hospital-based...Read More
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) recognizes the importance of immunization of staff members in order to protect themselves, their colleagues and their patients. Despite the supporting evidence, many health care staff remain hesitant to get vaccinated against...Read More
A national Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) Quality Improvement Collaborative Project with 25 maternity hospital teams across Canada was implemented by the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada from June 2019 to December 2021.This project was funded by the Public Health...Read More
The healthcare environment presents challenges for staff unique to this context. PSTR was launched in 2018 to promote the psychological health and safety of staff across the hospital. The program responds to need for wide-ranging, confidential, and accessible support...Read More
As part of the efforts to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, the EMP/ANB received a mandate from the N.B. Health Ministry to set up a Provincial Rapid Outbreak Management Team (PROMT). The PROMT’s main goals are to ensure an integrated and coordinated approach to...Read More
Understanding Person-Centred Approaches to Care through the use Video Dramatizations/Vignettes and Applied Theatre
This leading practice is a health education tool that incorporates applied theatre featuring video vignettes; encouraging learning that is interactive and reflective in a safe environment. Through the generousity of a Sunnybrook PBRI Seed Grant, 20 video vignettes...Read More
Optimal oral healthcare is integral to the health and quality of life of dependent older adults (McNally et al., 2015). To meet the growing demand to provide appropriate and timely oral healthcare to long-term care (LTC) residents, The Alpha Omega Dental Centre at...Read More
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