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Microbiology BioFire FilmArray – The Next Generation of Syndromic Testing
The BioFire FilmArray instrument has made the next generation of ‘syndromic testing’ available to a group of acutely ill patients presenting at RVH. Syndromic testing is when a number of different etiologies are tested with one test. In the case of patients who may...Read More
Creating and Fostering an LGBTQ2S Inclusive Environment
Michael Garron Hospital’s (MGH) vision is to Create Health and Build Community for the people of East Toronto, one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in Canada. Diversity and inclusion are central to MGH, as a care provider and an employer; one of the People Goals...Read More
Improving Access to Specialist Advice through eConsultBASE™
eConsultBASE™ (Building Access to Specialists through eConsultation) is a secure web-based tool that allows physicians and nurse practitioners timely access to specialist advice on behalf of their patients. Physicians and nurse practitioners submit a clinical question...Read More
Southlake Regional Health Centre
Multifamily Group Therapy (MFT) is an intensive outpatient therapy that brings families who are coping with an eating disorder (ED) together to learn from and support each other. At Southlake, we rely primarily on the MFT model as practiced by Pennie Fairbairn and...Read More
Head to Toe
Head to Toe is a new practice that helps with early identiﬁcation and management of patients at elevated risk for suicide in pediatric medical and surgical units. All youth 12 and older admitted to the medical and surgical inpatient units at the Children’s Hospital of...Read More
Montfort Postnatal Care at Home Program (MPCH Program)
Hôpital Montfort`s Family Birthing Center (FBC) assists in 3,250 births yearly. In Canada, 97% of women are hospitalized for childbirth and postnatal care, for an average length-of-stay of 2.3 days . Postnatal care primarily aims to promote maternal and infant health...Read More
Markham Stouffville Hospital’s unwavering commitment to quality and patient safety is part of our organizational DNA. We believe that through our collaborative efforts we will deliver quality safe patient-centered care. Some patients may have reduced mobility, placing...Read More
Evolution of the Patient/Family Advisor Experience
In April 2015, nine district health authorities across Nova Scotia came together to become the Nova Scotia Health Authority. At that time, formal engagement with patients, families, and caregivers was happening independently across the province, and was not...Read More
My Care Conversations App
Patients and families have reported that clinic visits with their cancer care team can be very overwhelming and stressful due to large amounts of new information and the need to make decisions based on what they have been told. Research also shows that patients may...Read More
Patient Driven Hand Hygiene Auditing
There was a recognized need and desire at Western Health to engage patient partners in co-design of programs and services to enhance patient safety. Hand hygiene auditing practices are well established in acute and long-term care facilities at Western Health, however...Read More
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