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The Integrated Ethics Service Model adopted by Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) supports the development of a culture and environment that encourages ethical reflection and decision-making at every level of the organization. Specifically, the Integrated Ethics Council,...Read More
The Prospective Monitoring of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program Complications at the Izaak Walton Killam (IWK) Health Centre has resulted in the real time availability of standardized surgical complication information. This allows early recognition if complication...Read More
The Releasing Time to Care™ initiative has brought about many positive changes at Bluewater Health. Through the standardization of supplies and practices, it has released time for nurses to spend at the bedside (e.g., standardized placement and processes for all...Read More
The Ontario government’s Excellent Care for All legislation requires greater transparency about performance in quality improvement and other domains such as patient experience. There is also increasing evidence of a positive association between patient...Read More
Nearly 40 per cent of hospital food is thrown in the garbage, wasting not only food but also the financial and human resources required for its production. This may be partly attributed to the limitations of traditional hospital food service, in which meals and...Read More
The “IWK Cup” is a fun, positive, innovative, engaging sportscast-themed video with clear and important messages about what to do and what not to do when partnering with youth regarding their health. Youth designed an innovative “Referee’s...Read More
Scrub in at the Izaak Walton Killam (IWK) Health Centre is an opportunity for members of its Board of Directors to experience the issues and challenges that units/departments face on a daily basis. To make the board members’ experience accurate, they began the...Read More
The Izaak Walton Killam (IWK) Health Centre’s Patient and Family Ethics Tool was designed to meet the needs of patients and families in identifying, addressing, and discussing ethical issues related to care. It was developed by the IWK Ethics Committee using a...Read More
The Nursing Staff Development Department at The Bermuda Hospitals Board aims to provide an accessible way for nursing staff to complete their required competency assessments. The Clinical Nurse Educators (CNE) wanted to place as many of the competencies online as...Read More
To date, over 50 Bermuda Hospital Board(BHB) leaders (more than 25 per cent of our leadership population) have professional development plans in place. In the last year, eight BHB leaders have been hired or promoted with the support of the Succession Planning...Read More
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