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The use of outcome measures is essential to our ability to demonstrate the efficacy of care, and is also an expectation of regulated health professionals. Often in a rehab setting, the outcome measures are used to measure progress towards the clients' goals....Read More
As the Patient and Family Centred Care movement becomes more embedded within the healthcare system it is critical that healthcare recognizes the untapped potential present within clients and families in advancing safety in equal partnership. Training patients and...Read More
The current submission is based on a continuous quality improvement initiative focused on timely and client-centered access to outpatient physiotherapy services in parts of Nova Scotia. The primary change involved in this initiative is that the physiotherapy...Read More
Helping Hand is a 2 week modified Constraint Induced Movement Therapy group program for children and youth with hemiplegia resulting from an acquired brain injuries. This summer program is comprised of one week of modified Constraint Induced Movement Therapy and one...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
On weekends, physiotherapy work is focused mainly on assessing and treating complex respiratory problems for which early mobilization and basic respiratory interventions are not enough. Since 2005, the increase in requests for treatment has necessitated moving from...Read More
Putting Evidence-Informed Care at the Forefront: The Chronic Pain Assessment Toolbox for Children with Disabilities
In response to the increasing recognition of the negative effects of chronic pain for children with cerebral palsy, the Evidence to Care team at Holland Bloorview created an evidence based resource called the 'Chronic Pain Assessment Toolbox for Children with...Read More
Enhanced Activation Therapy and Restorative Care is an exciting new model that helps the Brockville General Hospital do two things: assist patients in their efforts to return safely home, and at the same time, minimize ALC numbers that threaten accessibility to acute...Read More
Hamilton Health Sciences Integrated Model of Stroke Care provides a comprehensive continuum of best practice stroke care for the stroke patient population. It is based on the Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care (2010). The model also leverages the...Read More
In April, 2010, Medication Safety Vests were introduced at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Corporation on the Complex Continuing Care unit to make the delivery of medications as safe as possible. The Medication Safety Vests served as a visible signal to others that the...Read More
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