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iHuddle Boards and Process
The iHuddle Board application is a digital huddle board that is accessible to managers, staff, patients and families on each inpatient unit and Emergency Department via a 55” touchscreen monitor that allows for two-way information sharing and collaboration. The...Read More
Assisted Dying Resource and Assessment Team (ADRAT)
In the initial three years following the legalization of Medical Assistance in Dying (2016) William Osler Health System (Osler) had created relevant policies, pathways, order sets, and had established and furnished a designated MAiD room. Despite these efforts, Osler...Read More
Ethics Quality Improvement Projects (EQIPs)
Typically, clinical/ organizational consultations are core activities of healthcare Ethicists. Clinical consultations tend to deal with challenges involving a particular patient, while organizational consultations tend to deal with challenges faced by the organization...Read More
Simulation: Supporting Ontario Teams Transitioning to Team-Based Models (TBM)
Challenge • September 28, 2020, the Premier announces that Ontario has now entered Wave 2 of the COVID-19 pandemic. • The Ontario Critical Care COVID Command Centre has recommended augmenting critical care teams by implementing a team-based approach. • Time-sensitive:...Read More
Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program – Breaking the Cycle of Violence with Empathy (BRAVE) Program
Research indicates that young people who are violently injured by stabbing or gunshot are nearly twice as likely to have a subsequent violent injury requiring hospital treatment within two years compared to their counterparts with non-violent injuries. Hospital-based...Read More
Supporting Staff COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence and Uptake
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) recognizes the importance of immunization of staff members in order to protect themselves, their colleagues and their patients. Despite the supporting evidence, many health care staff remain hesitant to get vaccinated against...Read More
Peer Support & Trauma Response Program (PSTR)
The healthcare environment presents challenges for staff unique to this context. PSTR was launched in 2018 to promote the psychological health and safety of staff across the hospital. The program responds to need for wide-ranging, confidential, and accessible support...Read More
In Chair 4 Meals: Aspiration Prevention and the Importance of Positioning for Post-operative Patients
Post-operative aspiration can cause complications like re-intubation, pneumonia, and can quickly become life threatening if a person is unable to get enough oxygen. After four aspiration-related deaths on the surgical oncology inpatient unit in the summer of 2017, an...Read More
Hydrate While You Wait
Hydrate While You Wait is a pre-operative hydration program that was first piloted on two surgical wards at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in February 2019. The program is comprised of two main components – a clinical pathway and corresponding medical directive for...Read More
Hand Hygiene Improvement Methods Preventing And Controlling Transmission (HH IMPACT) Group Electronic Monitoring
While hand hygiene (HH) rates have been consistently linked to patient safety and controlling rates of nosocomial infection, traditional, direct observation methods of measuring HH are highly subject to the Hawthorne effect, and even with extensive auditing programs,...Read More
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