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The Office of Health Equity: Community Collaboration, Research and Capacity Building – The Arrival of Syrian Refugees and Beyond
The Office of Health Equity (OoHE) at CAMH has demonstrated a positive change within CAMH and the larger community through its community collaboration, research and capacity building in response to the arrival of Syrian Refugees to Canada. In 2015, when the Federal...Read More
In 2014, the hospital adopted the initiative of patient rounds by managers. This is part of the Studer Group’s best practices. The main objective of the rounds is to obtain feedback in real time from patients and their families and to resolve any situations in real...Read More
The 2-step urine collection (UC) process was implemented in the Emergency Department (ED) at Michael Garron Hospital in 2014. When a patient comes into the Emergency Department and provides a urine sample it is placed into a special collection container with a...Read More
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
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
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
Qmentum standards address the importance of developing ethics frameworks, creating ethics capacity and ensuring appropriate assignment and monitoring of ethics issues. In 2005 Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) created an Ethics Consultation Team, training volunteer...Read More
Suicide Prevention: A Model of Standardized Identification and Management of Suicide Risk Across the Care Continuum
As a lead agency in providing adult mental health care services, St. Joseph’s Healthcare (SJHH) intends for suicide to be a never event. To realize this intention, SJHH has created and implemented a system wide, standardized approach to suicide risk identification and...Read More
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