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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
Parents with Intellectual Disability
The parenting program supports parents with an intellectual disability with their parenting role to increase parenting abilities, parallel skills and improve family's quality of life. This inter-disciplinary driven program (psychology, social work, and...Read More
Using a Board Game to Introduce Concepts of Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC)
Using a board game is a unique way to foster discussion during new employee orientation and helps introduce or reinforce concepts of inter-professional collaboration (IPC) with other working teams. New employees reported increased awareness of other disciplines even...Read More
Reaching for Higher Level than Visual Clean to Prevent Infections
'Doing it Right' was implemented to reduce hospital-acquired infections. With the support of senior management, recommendations from the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee’s Best Practices for Environmental Cleaning for Prevention and...Read More
Model to Improve Access and Quality of Care for Patients with Hip and Knee Arthritis.
A team-based care model has been introduced for patients with arthritis. It includes a centralized referral intake using an electronic referral tracking system, timely assessment by specialized health professionals, emphasis on patient choice and empowerment,...Read More
Senior Management Reaches out to Staff
The Take 5 Tour is a creative communications tactic that fosters two-way dialogue between staff and senior hospital leadership. It has been effective at reaching a large number of staff with face-to-face contact, and achieving high information retention rates by...Read More
Interprofessional Certificate in Advanced Neurosciences
The Inter-professional Certificate in Advanced Neurosciences (ICAN) engaged stakeholders and was endorsed by the North and East Greater Toronto Area Stroke Network, the provincial Steering Committee for the Ontario Stroke System, and Ryerson University. The pilot of...Read More
Qualitative Quality Indicators are Good Advocate for Recreational Therapy
Using quality indicators shows the value residents place on recreational therapy (RT), which helps Sunnybrook advocate for and educate about RT practice. Resident feedback provides evidence of the importance of their relationships with the recreation therapists and...Read More
Partners in Veterans Care: Families as Partners with the Interprofessional Team
The Partners in Veterans Care program consists of three modules: a full-day session for inter-professional unit staff; a three-hour session for families of residents; and a two-hour module jointly attended by unit staff, families, and Veterans Centre administrators....Read More
Web-based Application to Meet Oncology Treatment-specific Needs
The Chemotherapy Appointment Reservation Manager (CHARM) is an innovative, web-based, open source application that is highly sustainable and flexible with tremendous growth potential. It was designed in-house as there were no existing products that met oncology...Read More
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