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Transition to Long-Term Care (LTC) can be very emotional and challenging for new residents and their families. Many are impacted by caregiver burnout, family members often feel “guilty” and struggle with transferring responsibility to their loved one’s new home....Read More
The majority of people (90%) who have a penicillin allergy label in their medical records do not truly have allergies. However, this misinformation is perpetuated in medical care leading to significant harms. In acute care, 15-20% of admitted patients have these...Read More
Culturally-Sensitive, Patient Designed Images Enhance Patient Understanding of Surgical Print Education Material
Fraser Health Surgery Services recognized that simply having the right information is not enough when it comes to patient education resources. Clinicians identified that patients were arriving for their surgery unprepared despite being provided patient education print...Read More
The implementation of Complex Discharge Rounds across both sites of Middlesex Hospital Alliance began in March 2017. These weekly rounds were established as a forum to discuss discharge plans for both complex and ALC patients. Prior to this time ALC discharge rounds...Read More
In the summer of 2018, the Forensic Psychiatry Program at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton created a Patient Safety Task Force with a mandate to promote safety for all. The Patient Safety Task Force collaborates to uphold a safe environment for both patients and...Read More
Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) Hospital 2 Home team consists of regulated health professionals who partner with patients to develop coordinated care plans based on what is most important to the patient, and what is most concerning to the patient about their health....Read More
Providence Health Care (PHC) is unique in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia with respect to patient involvement on education materials for patients and families. Other hospitals may have patient input in creating specific education material, as do we, but we are...Read More
Not every relationship was meant to be. Sometimes, that can be the case even between a patient and a physician. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, what can be done? This was an issue to be investigated by the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) at Thunder Bay...Read More
Driving Preventable Harm to Zero with Patient Partners: Preparing for Patient Partnerships in UHN’s Safety & Quality of Care Committees
University Health Network (UHN) is a large network of 4 downtown hospitals and is Canada’s largest academic health sciences centre. UHN has embarked on a transformational strategic initiative known as Caring Safely. This initiative represents UHN’s commitment to...Read More
When patients and families share their stories, they offer wisdom from which we can learn and improve. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Patient and Family Stories (herein after referred to as Patient Stories) feature provides staff with access to brief patient stories...Read More
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Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, have been identifying and publishing Leading Practices in the Leading Practices Library for over 15 years. A Leading Practice is an innovative, people-centred, evidence-informed practice that has been implemented by teams in an organization.
The leading practice has demonstrated a positive change related to safe and reliable care/service, accessible and appropriate care/service, and/or integrated care/service.
The Leading Practices Library is a knowledge-sharing resource and serves to recognize innovative practices that have been submitted and have undergone a review by peer reviewers. Leading Practices are shared with the public, policymakers and organizations who are interested in improving and making real quality and health system changes.
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