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Building and Working with a Peer Advisory Council Using Harm Reduction/Substance Use Data to Address Client Needs and Direct Public Health Action
A two phased project. In phase one, a comprehensive survey was developed and offered to PWUD (People Who Use Drugs) using simple recruitment strategies and an honorarium. The goal was to see if PWUD were offered the right services at the right time and place. Was...Read More
Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre provides residence and services to 217 adults with cognitive impairment, physical, intellectual, developmental disabilities, mental health concerns, and social challenges in rural Western Nova Scotia. Clients identified a need to...Read More
The Emergency Room Outreach (ERO) program is located within Alberta Children’s Hospital emergency department alongside the Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) team. ERO is operated in partnership between Wood’s Homes and Alberta Health Services (AHS). AHS foundthat...Read More
To participate in their own healthcare, people need skills to manage their conditions, navigate the system and make care decisions. Yet many Canadians have low health literacy or may experience gaps in communication with their healthcare teams. Care transitions and...Read More
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is strategically committed to a culture of safety and the philosophy of patient and family centred care. Patient and staff safety, and continuous improvement, are fundamental in everyday work. This project serves to promote safe...Read More
Island Health’s Patient Care Quality Office (PCQO) is the central point of contact for patients and their families to bring forward compliments and concerns regarding care they have received. Through the PCQO, Island Health is able to learn and make improvement to...Read More
Research suggests that by moving handover process to the patient’s bedside, nurses can empower patients to become involved in their own care, which supports an improved care experience and patient safety. Shift change is generally the most vulnerable time on the...Read More
Partnership with Patients and Staff to Reduce Readmissions and Increase Satisfaction with Discharge Process
Queensway Carleton Hospital identified a need to reduce its readmission rates – one strategy amongst several to address capacity challenges and occupancy rates that regularly exceed 100%. The team examined available data and determined that the discharge process was a...Read More
Immunization is one of the most effective interventions to reduce mortality and morbidity and serves as a cornerstone of public health practice. A key component to the success of immunization programs is ensuring uptake of vaccines and effective vaccination tracking...Read More
The North West Local Health Integration Network’s (LHIN) Regional Orthopaedic Program (ROP) at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has developed a Musculoskeletal (MSK) Centre of Excellence. Rather than require patients to travel, the ROP brings services...Read More
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