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Montfort’s Promoting Mobility program (ProMo) aims to increase patients’ mobility, particularly among the elderly. This program began with the Mobilization of Vulnerable Elders research project in Ontario in 2012 under the direction of the Council of Academic...Read More
In June 2010, the Ontario government introduced legislation to improve services and increase accountability through the administration of patient experience surveys across hospitals. The legislation also required that organizations have an escalation process and...Read More
Developmental care is an individualized approach to care focused on the family and based on understanding the behaviour of newborns. This approach aims for optimal neurobehavioural development in an intensive care context and improvement of parent-child attachment....Read More
Recognizing the importance of patient hand hygiene, a project was set up at St. Paul's hospital to offer hand wipes to patients before meals. Our provincial hand hygiene working group chose as our theme raising awareness of the importance of hand hygiene. Volunteers...Read More
Death in hospital is common and remains a difficult experience of patients, families, and clinicians. In the St. Catharines Site Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 1 of 8 patients will die from their illness. A poor experience of death for families may lead to depression,...Read More
Pain, agitation and delirium (PAD) are often cluster symptoms that make the patient and family experience difficult. As the population in Niagara region has shifted with the demographic having more seniors, in 2016 Niagara Health embarked upon the impact of a...Read More
Mother Baby Care (MBC) at BC Women’s Hospital (BCW) Neonatal Program, provides a combined care model for postpartum mothers and their newborns babies who need level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) care. In this model, mothers and newborns are cared for together...Read More
Partnership with Patients and Staff to Reduce Readmissions and Increase Satisfaction with Discharge Process
Queensway Carleton Hospital identified a need to reduce its readmission rates – one strategy amongst several to address capacity challenges and occupancy rates that regularly exceed 100%. The team examined available data and determined that the discharge process was a...Read More
The North West Local Health Integration Network’s (LHIN) Regional Orthopaedic Program (ROP) at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has developed a Musculoskeletal (MSK) Centre of Excellence. Rather than require patients to travel, the ROP brings services...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
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