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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
BACKGROUND In the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the goal is avoid intubation and use non-invasive respiratory support to support respiratory distress in neonates whenever possible. Considering these fragile and often compromised infants at times require insertion of a...Read More
The Sunnybrook Speaker Series is a free public education forum that delivers the latest health information directly to thousands of community members annually through live lectures and webcasts. It is an invaluable tool to engage patients and showcase Sunnybrook’s...Read More
The Toronto Hospital Emergency Preparedness Quality Improvement Committee (THEPQIC); Chaired by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and supported by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TCLHIN), developed small working groups consisting of Emergency...Read More
When multiple professionals come together to treat a patient, communication tools can help maximize patient safety and quality of care. In acute care settings, often these professionals come together for only one episode of care (e.g. resuscitation scenarios). This...Read More
The Seniors LINCS Walk N’ Roll Program is a collaborative effort led by the Seniors LINCS program in the Annapolis Valley in partnership with multiple municipal recreation departments and fitness facilities. Walk N’ Roll provides opportunities for frail seniors to...Read More
Vaccines are one of the greatest advances in medicine, but are a victim of their own success. As vaccine preventable diseases have disappeared, some Canadian parents no longer believe vaccination is needed and unnecessarily fear vaccines. Canadian vaccination rates...Read More
Trillium Health Partners has assigned a full-time ethicist to the Critical Care Program that includes over fifty critical care beds situated across two units at different sites. The purpose of the Embedded Ethicist Model in Critical Care is to improve the quality of...Read More
Recovery is a philosophy, approach and practice that is holistic, person-centered and person directed. The Mental Health Strategy for Canada recognizes the importance of recovery to improving mental health outcomes and quality of life for people living with mental...Read More
In the renal program at Providence Health Care, we have provided nutritional care to a growing number of patients from various multicultural backgrounds including Chinese-, Tagalog-, and Punjabi-speaking patients. This cultural shift demanded a strategic approach from...Read More
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