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Client safety is a strategic goal of We Care. Distributing the “Independent Living Guide for Client Safety” to all clients has resulted in a consistent set of safety standards being shared with clients and staff. Ensuring that all members of the We Care...Read More
Hospital admissions for the purpose of diagnosing lung cancer are an inefficient use of finite acute care resources. These patients are generally diagnosed with cancer following a series of interactions with different health care providers in primary, secondary, and...Read More
Because of delays in the construction of a Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), cancer patients were forced to travel long distances to receive radiation services. A unique proposal was developed by the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) in collaboration with Cancer Care Ontario...Read More
The pro re nata (PRN) Effectiveness Checklist was developed by inter-professional clinicians as a result of inconsistent reporting and assessments on the effectiveness of PRN medications. Traditionally, PRN medications are provided to patients as needed for the...Read More
The Behavioural Intervention Response Team (BIRT) is an innovative program designed to enable residents of long-term care homes, who have significant cognitive impairments coupled with very challenging behaviours, to receive treatment in their long-term care setting,...Read More
Emergency Dept and Medical Imaging Discrepancy Results Reporting – Integrated Primordial Application
The Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH) has implemented a Primordial Emergency Department/Medical Imaging Discrepancy Results Reporting application, giving Emergency Room physicians the opportunity to review the accuracy of their first impressions.. The novel...Read More
At Humber River Regional Hospital, the tracking of patients at risk for falls begins in the Emergency Department. Tracking starts at triage and continues through the inpatient processes upon admission to a unit. Each Monday, we follow up with patients who were deemed...Read More
“We are like dwarves perched on the shoulders of giants and thus we are able to see more and farther than the latter. And this is not at all because of the acuteness of our sight or the stature of our body, but because we are carried aloft and elevated by the...Read More
Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (VTE) is a serious and common complication for hospitalized medical and surgical patients. Evidence shows that incidence of VTE can be substantially reduced or prevented by identifying patients at risk and providing...Read More
Falls Prevention is an Accreditation Canada Required Organizational Practice. Consistent with other hospitals, falls are the leading adverse event reported at St Michael’s Hospital, despite the implementation of a corporate falls program. We were experiencing an...Read More
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