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The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented barriers to accessing health care services, social networks, and other important supports for vulnerable patients. Across the continuum of health care services, the pivot to virtual care has enabled life saving access to...Read More
With a grant through a local funder, Nance Horwood Place (NHP), successfully launched the Community Kiosk in October 2016. This accessible space offers a variety of much-needed, every-day items for sale at subsidized or no cost, along with access to healthier food...Read More
On March 16, 2020, in response to the emergence of COVID-19 in Toronto, Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) became one of the first hospitals to open a staff COVID-19 Assessment Centre. The centre was opened in collaboration between the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS),...Read More
Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) are well established across the health care continuum and are essential to supporting the optimal use of antibiotics for improved patient health outcomes. Education to inform and engage prescribers/ clinicians in stewardship...Read More
Peri-operatives and Invasive Procedures: A Pre-operative Quality Improvement Journey for Patients Undergoing Surgery
Ontario’s healthcare system is complex and historically patients going for surgery were all seen in the clinic with standard bloodwork and tests. In 2015, following Choosing Wisely Canada’s initiative “Drop the Preop”, the surgical team developed and implemented a...Read More
Managing acute responsive behaviours or mental health-related behaviours during a pandemic is a challenge faced by many inpatient units across care settings. Due to behavioural factors that limit these patients’ ability to maintain isolation precautions and physical...Read More
The aim of the project was to develop a culture of continuous quality improvement by motivating the Richelieu-Yamaska teams on a daily basis to optimize the patient experience. A number of factors played a part in the project’s implementation. Patient visits since...Read More
Transferring a patient from the Intensive Care (IC) Unit is recognized as being a period of higher risk. Studies have shown an increase in the incidence of adverse events in the days following a transfer from IC, a significant number of which can be avoided....Read More
Faced with the complex issue that is perinatal grief, in 2000 the CSSS de Vaudreuil-Soulanges set up the first complete prevention program in perinatal grief in primary healthcare. The program provides personalized follow-up for individuals, couples and families, as...Read More
The Sainte-Justine UHC is now participating in an overall process of organizational transformation launched by the “Growing up Healthy” project. For the Sainte-Justine UHC, the project is an opportunity to completely overhaul its ways of doing things and introduce or...Read More
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