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Patient Care Information
The computer system is designed to remove patient care information once an outpatient appointment is completed. Only staff on the unit the patient is admitted to are authorized to access a particular patient care record. Individuals who attempt to access records of...Read More
Diagnostic Orders Review
The lab system reviews diagnostic orders, such as blood tests, microbiology and pathology tests, and blocks those that have been previously ordered. Monthly utilization reports are done.Read More
Identification System for Filling Prescriptions
The Security Forces Hospital Program uses a computerized pharmacy medication notification process in ambulatory care, streamlining the dispensing process. A flat screen monitor advises patients when their medications are available and reduces the time spent by the...Read More
Pre-calculated Crash Cart Drugs
Pre-calculated drugs are available on the crash cart for all Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) patients and inpatients in case of cardiac arrest. This helps to prevent errors from occurring during the stressful time of resuscitation.Read More
Cervical Screening Program
The Cervical Screening Program is a true population-based screening program, using two databases (from the Ministry of Health and the Cancer Registry). Saskatchewan is the only province that has accomplished this. The screening programs work directly with the...Read More
ABI Education Program for High Schools
The Acquired Brain Injury Program at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital developed an education program for grade 11 students. The program, delivered to five of the eight local high schools, is an example of outreach to the local community. Former patients and the...Read More
The family council opened a Christmas store where all the items are donated by family members, staff, and volunteers. Residents can choose up to four gifts for their family members at no charge. The gifts are wrapped for the residents to give to their family members...Read More
Once a month, a professional chef from a local restaurant visits Wyndham Manor LTC Facility. The chef presents a cooking demonstration and prepares a gourmet meal for a small group of residents. Residents pay a nominal fee for the meal which is served with wine. The...Read More
The Amazing Race
The Amazing Race is an event that runs over eight days and three evenings, providing a hands-on approach to organizational learning. It is an interactive and innovative method for delivering mandatory staff education through interactive displays and presentations that...Read More
Treatment for Residents with Hypoglycaemia
Westage Lodge Nursing Home developed a policy and procedure to provide a clear and consistent approach to the treatment of residents with hypoglycaemia. The goal is to detect and adjust low blood sugar promptly by using an intervention that provides the fastest rise...Read More
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A Leading Practice is an innovative, people-centred, evidence-informed practice that has been implemented by teams in an organization. The leading practice has demonstrated a positive change related to safe and reliable care/service, accessible and appropriate care/service, and/or integrated care/service.
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