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OSMH is a regional leader for obstetrical practices within North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network (NSM LHIN) 12 and WPSHC. The problem: Too often hospitals work in silos. OSMH has led regional efforts to identify opportunities to-integrate obstetrical...Read More
The Workplace Rehabilitation Service is an organization which brings together all treatment, rehabilitation and support services offered by the Community Mental Health Center and Campbellton Addiction Treatment Centers. The new service started in New-Brunswick in...Read More
Since the visit by the Ordre des infirmières and infirmiers du Québec [Quebec Order of Nurses] in 2010, the evaluation of the risk of falling by users has been carried out based on the Morse scale, a method recognized in several care areas. Using this scale, the...Read More
When different organizations, merged with CIUSSS, we wanted to inform their directors and CEOs of all sentinel events. Furthermore, we wanted to set up a system, which would allow us to process such events quickly, and avoid their re-occurrence in the future. The risk...Read More
Facing an inability to sustain improvements in patient satisfaction scores with its existing initiatives, Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) undertook an introspective analysis which indicated that initiatives were seen as “yet another task to complete.” An opportunity was...Read More
PROBLEM: Across acute care hospitals, a sub-population of patients admitted for medical/surgical care exhibit challenging behaviours due to dementia, delirium and/or co-morbid mental illness. These challenging behaviors may include agitation, aggression, resistance to...Read More
Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) is the presence of bacteria in urine without symptomatic urinary tract infection. Except during pregnancy, the benefits of antibiotic treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria are greatly outweighed by the risks (e.g. C. difficile...Read More
Access to Health Care Volunteering for Underrepresented Minorities: The Summer Mentorship Program, (SMP)
The Summer Mentorship Program, (SMP) a partnership between the U of T Faculty of Medicine and school boards in Ontario, gives high school students of Indigenous or African ancestry a chance to explore health sciences at the University of Toronto four weeks in July....Read More
Summary: Sinai Health System (SHS)'s Human Rights & Health Equity Office (HR&HE) addresses workplace harassment and discrimination by supporting staff, patients and visitors through our policies, investigations and training. Everyone should be able to work in...Read More
Safe and Effective Medication Management at the Point of Discharge from an Inpatient Psychiatry Unit
Psychiatric patients are at particular risk for adverse clinical events, especially on discharge from hospital. Implementing specific prescribing practices can improve adherence to treatment, reduce the risk of overdose and suicide, and ensure a seamless transition to...Read More
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