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Within mental healthcare, coercive practices are those that restrict freedom and force interventions to immediately de-escalate potential crisis. It is rare to find such practices elsewhere, yet they are common in mental healthcare (namely the use of restraints and...Read More
We leveraged our current Meditech system and developed a system whereby patients encountering our hospital would be flagged at registration if they had one or more of the following: Antibiotic Resistant Organisms, Specialized Care Plans and History of Violence. The...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
Niagara Health (NH), is a multi-site hospital organization, has developed a multimodal, comprehensive strategy to manage patients with a Difficult Airway (DA) in a non-operative setting. In 2015, the organization experienced a number of poor outcomes (death) resulting...Read More
In 2014, Niagara Health (NH) the organization shifted strategic priorities to create a path that would ensure high staff engagement and partnering with patients and families to create an experience of care that was trusted, safe and reproducible. Engaging change...Read More
Prevention of Iterative Cesareans Performed Before 39 Weeks of Gestation in Low-Risk Women: a Proactive Process by the Monfort Hospital
The leading practice consists in preventing iterative cesareans performed before 39 weeks of gestation in women at low risk coming to give birth at the Montfort Hospital’s Family Birthing Centre (FBC). According to the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of...Read More
Southlake@home is a first initiative of its kind in Ontario, a “bundled community” approach to integrated care. This is a population bundle versus disease states or surgical procedures. The bundled community approach addresses all people with medical, social...Read More
A checklist was developed, utilizing the airline construct, that encapsulated all the critical steps needed to be undertaken for a successful shift exchange. Shift exchange is a critical period of approximately 15 minutes where the outgoing staff prepares documents,...Read More
CHIRS is a community-based service provider supporting individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) and their families. There are many unique everyday ethical challenges in working with this population, due to the complexity of issues. The Leading Practice includes...Read More
Service Access to Recovery (SAR) is the centralized access mechanism towards treatment of addiction and concurrent disorders in the Ottawa region. Our main goal is to help people navigate the addictions treatment system so they can find the treatment option that is...Read More
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