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Overdose Prevention Site
The overdose prevention site (SPS [Site de Prévention des Surdoses]) is a response to an urgent public health need in the fight against overdoses, and the mobilized actors are strongly committed to its success. No partner questioned the project, and each offered their...Read More
Designated Care Partners: A Model for Care Partnership during the Pandemic and Beyond
Family presence policies in Canadian hospitals have increased from 32% in 2015 to 73% in 2020, demonstrating a commitment family members as partners in care (CFHI, 2020). However, widespread visitor restrictions at healthcare facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic...Read More
West Winds Primary Health Centre Baby Friendly Initiative 2011-2022
West Winds Primary Health Centre (WWPHC) began its journey to implement Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) standards of care in 2006 and became the first BFI designated community health service in the Prairie Provinces in 2011, with re-designation in 2016 and 2022...Read More
Baby Friendly Initiative
Through the 30 month quality improvement project we were able to successfully improve many practices that impact breastfeeding. Using data collection and patient surveys, and being guided by the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, we were able to increase our...Read More
Baby Friendly Initiative: A Family Centered, Quality Improvement Project
The Baby Friendly Initiative is a global, quality improvement project that aims to deliver high quality, family focused care to all birthing people and their families. Through implementation of the BFI, we aim to create an enabling environment that supports all...Read More
Maple Ridge Public Health Baby Friendly Initiative Designation
Maple Ridge Public Health Unit has been designated by the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada as meeting all of the standards of care as set out by the Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) quality improvement framework. The health unit has worked hard to implement...Read More
The Baby-Friendly Initiative
Since 2018, the Chaleur Regional Hospital and the Edmundston Regional Hospital have been participating in a national quality improvement project targeting practices around the care offered to newborns and mothers in hospitals. The teams implemented best care...Read More
Blood Monitoring for Patients on Clozapine using Point of Care testing (POCT)
Estimated Population of Canada in 2020: = 37.7 Million Schizophrenia affects 1% of Canadian population (~377,000) 1 in 3 Patients (~124,000) are Treatment Resistant (TRS) Major treatment challenges is Clozapine therapy initiation (schizophrenia diagnosis + 2 failed...Read More
iHuddle Boards and Process
The iHuddle Board application is a digital huddle board that is accessible to managers, staff, patients and families on each inpatient unit and Emergency Department via a 55” touchscreen monitor that allows for two-way information sharing and collaboration. The...Read More
Michael Garron Hospital’s Child and Youth Emergency Zone
Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) set the gold standard for paediatric emergency care when it opened its designated Child and Youth Emergency Zone on September 14th, 2021. The idea for this space came at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, when many primary care...Read More
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