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Targeting Malnutrition Using the Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC) in Niagara Health
Malnutrition affects up to 45% of acute care patients upon admission to Canadian hospitals, negatively affecting patients and healthcare systems through increased morbidity, mortality, length of stay (LOS), healthcare costs, and readmission risk. In order to improve...Read More
While the prospective review process itself is well recognized, the practice of including patients/families as full members of a system-wide prospective Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) review team has not been previously established across a health care system....Read More
In the Spring of 2017, the Mayor of Grand Bank NL reached out to the CEO of Eastern Health asking for help; his community was losing too many people to suicide. Eastern Health engaged communities in a series of consultations (4), where 144 people responded that...Read More
Across Ontario, crowded hospital emergency departments are under pressure to care for an increasing number of patients with limited existing resources. As one of the busiest Emergency Departments (EDs) in the province, wait times for patients brought to ED by...Read More
Nurses are being asked to do more with less; and with an ageing population, this means that patient care needs are becoming more complex (The Advisory Board Company). While there are many approaches to determining models of care for a specific population, one model is...Read More
Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare believes strongly that excellence in patient care starts with employees who are and feel safe when they are at work providing care to patients. The safety of our people is paramount and our Workplace Violence Prevention Program is a...Read More
Keeping everyone safe in our hospitals is a priority. The Behaviour Safety Risk (BSR) Communication and Care Plan Program is one of the measures Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has put in place to ensure we’re providing a safe and respectful environment while fostering...Read More
Creation and setting up of an online educative module and an innovative clinical protocol for the genetic screening of Ashkenazi Jews at the McGill University Health Centre
The Department of Medical Genetics at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is one of five departments in Quebec whose mission is to diagnose, treat and/or prevent genetic illnesses, which are often rare diseases. Some of these genetic illnesses have a higher...Read More
In 2010, a consortium called the “Senior Quality Leap Initiative” (SQLI) was established to leverage the collective expertise and experience of its members in an effort to enhance quality of care and quality of life for their nursing home residents. The SQLI has grown...Read More
Patients discharged after an acute episode of care such as an emergency department visit or inpatient unit stay are at an elevated risk of negative outcomes such as readmission, self-harm and suicide. Many of these patients experience long wait times when trying to...Read More
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