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Hay River Health & Social Services Authority installed a Macerator in the soiled utility room which is accessible to Long Term Care and Acute Care units. The high-pressure spray arms which had been used to cleanse bedpans and urinals in the patient bathrooms were...Read More
Enteric (diarrheal) disease outbreaks include foodborne, waterborne, and those spread through person-to-person or animal contact. The goal of outbreak investigations is to identify the source of illness in order to control the outbreak, limit the number of cases, and...Read More
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) is a 319 in patient bed medical teaching facility with outpatient services ranging from speech and hearing to chemotherapy and radiation treatment. RVH’s physical space spans 1,000,000 square feet, therefore ensuring...Read More
This practice emerged from a desire to maintain structures for concerted action in an institution with recurring major outbreaks. The practice introduced at the Institut consists of two components: 1) earliest possible detection and control of any potential outbreak...Read More
In this technological where so many functions in hospitals have been computerized, it is surprising to note that a task as fundamental as an area disinfection request has not yet been, and that quite often, disinfection activities are performed in a somewhat ad hoc...Read More
The Regional Table for Nosocomial Infection Prevention of the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal (Montreal Health and Social Services Agency) issued a notice in 2007, which was reiterated in 2011, to promote the harmonization of transfer practices...Read More
Description of the Problem: In the past at Baycrest, consent had to be re-obtained annually and had to be in writing. As many Baycrest patients have cognitive impairments, they are incapable of providing informed consent, which is why the task is delegated to...Read More
The literature cites antibiotics are over prescribed in hospitals and long-term care. As inappropriate antibiotic prescribing continues, antibiotic resistance is a growing concern. Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs) have been well established in acute care;...Read More
A multifaceted approach to the management of Hospital-Acquired Clostridium Difficile (c. difficile) infection (HACDI) was taken at Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) to improve quality of care, health outcomes and the patient experience. This balanced approach has...Read More
Early Pharmacist Notification with Treatment Intervention Benefits in Clostridium Difficile Infection
In April 2013, we introduced a multidisciplinary process to review the most severe Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI) cases across our hospital sites. This review identified numerous medication-related opportunities for improvement for the prevention and treatment...Read More
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