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SIS System to Drive Improvement in UTI Rates and Catheter Utilization
In 2017, it became apparent that Scarborough Health Network's post-operative Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) rates needed to be improved. A UTI team was assembled and a two-day Rapid Improvement Event was scheduled; engaging multiple stakeholders and care providers...Read More
The Breech Clinic offers integrated care for expecting parents of babies with breech presentation at term. In 2020, breech presentation at term represents 3 to 5% of pregnancies in Brussels and Wallonia, resulting in up to 96% of deliveries by caesarean for this...Read More
Virtual Breast Reconstruction Workshop
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, less than 1 in 5 women eligible for breast reconstruction following mastectomy undergo this surgery. Many women are unaware of the reconstructive options, including that this is covered by provincial and territorial plans....Read More
Virtual Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day: a Platform for Education, Awareness, and Support for Breast Reconstruction Options in 2020 and 2021
Although many individuals may choose not to undergo breast reconstruction for personal and/or medical reasons, there is a general awareness, education, and support gap around breast reconstruction options after breast cancer. According to the Canadian Cancer Society,...Read More
Use of Interactive and Purposeful Virtual Game Play to Improve Cognitive and Social Engagement for Residents in Long Term Care
The Obie device is a projector that emits games onto a surface, such as a table top, which creates an interactive virtual playground for older adults. Studies of the impact of client-centered leisure and recreational activities for older adults especially residents in...Read More
Penticton Regional Hospital Baby Friendly Initiative
Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) has begun the application for accreditation by the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada to become a Baby Friendly hospital. PRH was an active participant in the National Baby Friendly Initiative Quality Improvement collaborative...Read More
COVID@home Remote Care Management Program
The Osler catchment area experienced a high volume of Covid patients when the pandemic began. This necessitated a rapid and innovative response to home based care when timely ED/inpatient throughput was compromised. The COVID@home program was developed to provide...Read More
Leveraging the Quintuple Aim – Low Acuity and Integrated Care at BCEHS
Approximately 50% of calls to 9-1-1 for an ambulance in British Columbia are for non-life-threatening emergencies, accounting for approximately 350,000 calls per year. At BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), the Clinical Hub is responsible for the implementation and...Read More
Quality Improvement Huddles
Hogarth Riverview Manor (HRM), the largest long-term care home in Ontario with a licensed capacity of 544 beds, initiated the practice of ‘Quality Improvement Huddles’ in November 2020 to support their quality journey ‘iCare’. The name iCare is rooted in the...Read More
Digital Hand Hygiene Audit
Hand Hygiene Audits are conducted randomly by CBI Health supervisors out in the community using a direct observation method, however the volume of hand hygiene audits completed each month wildly fluctuated. CBI Health supervisor working groups identified the practice...Read More
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