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When patients arrive in the Emergency Department (ED) they need to be identified rapidly in order to determine who requires immediate assessment and who can wait. Appropriate identification and triage can improve patient outcomes and patient satisfaction in the ED....Read More
NSHA and Accreditation Canada have identified pressure ulcer prevention as vital to improving the quality of care that we provide our patients. In 2013, patient audits at Dartmouth General Hospital (DGH) demonstrated a pressure ulcer incidence of 18%, which was...Read More
Kidney transplant recipients are provided with a new take on life and health that does not include dialysis. Although many of the nutrition concerns associated with dialysis are not a problem after kidney transplant, kidney transplant patients still require heart...Read More
A culture shift from clinical to academic practice: building a platform of inquiry among health professionals
Research and innovation is a key component of health professions academic practice and involves the generation and application of new knowledge into the way care is delivered. Typically this type of inquiry is considered practice based research and innovation (PBRI)...Read More
Preparing Pharmacy Technicians to complete the BPMH during Medication Reconciliation on Admission in the Emergency Department
Despite numerous strategies to complete the best possible medication history (BPMH), a verified BPMH was documented on only approximately 50% of patients admitted via the Emergency Department (ED) at Richmond Hospital. This finding was corroborated by the surveyors...Read More
The Maternal Newborn and Childcare Program (MNCC) are in the initial stages of working toward Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) designation. There is a disconnect between our patients desire to exclusively breastfeed on admission (95%) and the rate of exclusive...Read More
BC Children’s Hospital has developed an innovative face-to-face patient/provider engagement tool called Patient’s View to help solicit feedback about quality and safety from the perspective of patients and families. Studies show that patients and families have a...Read More
Discharge from hospital to the community can be a challenging transition for patients and caregivers. Through engagement with them, we learned that they often felt unprepared to manage at home. To improve the discharge process, we teamed with patients, caregivers,...Read More
When a patient does not require the intensity of services provided within a hospital but continues to occupy a bed, the patient is designated as requiring an Alternate Level of Care (ALC). The resultant prolonged length of stay places the patient at greater risk for...Read More
The Mental Health programs at BC Children’s Hospital are committed to understanding and improving the patient and family experience. We developed in-house surveys to capture the nuances of the patient/family’s care experience in our inpatient and outpatient settings....Read More
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