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Urban Model for an Immunization Clinic in an Urban Family Practice
The H1N1 pandemic created a surge in family practice, both in the number of patients with flu-like symptoms and those wanting a vaccination. This required the program to design a new method to deliver the H1N1 and seasonal vaccinations in 2009. The Family Practice...Read More
Equity Strategy – Influenza Immunization
An 'equity' strategy' was carefully assessed, integrated into the pandemic plan, and then implemented to improve access to the influenza vaccine for hard-to-reach populations. The strategy included reducing barriers to access at mass clinics, community...Read More
Centre of Excellence for Clinical Smoking Cessation – Western Canada
Vancouver Coastal Health’s Tobacco Reduction Strategy has partnered with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute with funding from Health Canada to incorporate the university’s highly successful evidence-based smoking cessation program in eight VCH...Read More
Remote Management of Retinopathy of Prematurity
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) continues to be a serious but largely preventable cause of blindness. SickKids’ pilot ROP project offered a strategy for remote retinal scanning, using telemedicine and store-and-forward files, capturing medical data and...Read More
Reducing Readmission Rates on an Adolescent Inpatient Eating Disorder Unit
Results from this quality improvement intervention were integrated into the treatment protocol and discharge criteria were put into place that recommended all patients achieve a minimum discharge weight of 90% ideal body weight (IBW). The effect of this change in...Read More
Suicide Process Review
The Mental Health Program worked closely with the Quality Risk Management Department to develop a new model for the suicide process review. The model follows the Canadian Patient Safety Institute's (CPSI) Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Framework and advocates a...Read More
Systematic Distress Screening for People with Cancer
At Hôtel-Dieu de Québec (HDQ) under CHUQ, systematic distress screening was introduced under a clinical project that began in April 2009. A committee had worked previously to develop a French-language tool consistent with the reality of our facility. The tool was...Read More
Nurse Navigator – Support Measure for Private Homes
A nurse works with staff and clients in the private homes to track vulnerable clients, promote rapid intervention, provide liaison with the caregiving team, and equip staff in the homes. This type of support and intervention promotes quality of care for seniors while...Read More
Safer Elder Care’ Delirium Prevention Program
Of the patients admitted to Halton Healthcare’s Oakville Hospital, 65 per cent are aged 65 and over; among these, those 85 and over represent the fastest growing age group in the Halton Region. Clinical staff at Halton Healthcare Services (HHS) recognized the...Read More
Stop Adverse Fall Event (SAFE) Strategy
Toronto Rehab has a comprehensive, evidenced-based falls prevention and management program called Stop Adverse Fall Events (SAFE). The program’s goal is to decrease the incidence of falls and standardize the approach to falls prevention and management across the...Read More
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