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MRSA Status Automation System
A methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) work flow engine integrates the laboratory information on cultures with the patient admission transfer database to allow real time flagging of MRSA cases. This automation system, developed by the infection...Read More
Steps to Home’ Program
Working in partnership with the Community Care Access Centre, the 'Steps to Home' program facilitates the safe and timely discharge of patients from acute care facilities. This initiative prepares patients and families for the day of discharge, so they are...Read More
Vascular Health Promotion Network
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program developed Vascular Health Promotion Network (VHPN), an electronic cardiac rehab data base which enables the team to track the patient’s progress through the referral, assessment, registration and service delivery components of...Read More
Patient Safety Program Medical Director
Please note that in 2017, Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph of the Hotel Dieu of Kingston and Kingston General Hospital integrated to form a new hospital, Kingston Health Sciences Centre. The Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph of the Hotel Dieu of Kingston no...Read More
Expected Death Protocol and Resources
A group of palliative physicians in the community has prepared an expected death protocol and resources. This originated in Kingston and has been in place about six years. It provides practice direction to nurses and health professionals. The protocol enables nurses...Read More
Search and Rescue Strategy
Ongwanada has an extremely effective Search and Rescue Strategy. An updated policy clarifies the roles of staff and volunteers in elopement situations and establishes a standardized response for all Ongwanada centres and residences. Clients are categorized as Level 1...Read More
Outbreak Management Kit
Norfolk General Hospital maintains an outbreak management binder for enteric and respiratory outbreaks. Thorough and comprehensive, this kit includes forms and checklists of activities to complete. The initiative has been recognized by the regional infection...Read More
Electronic Medical Record
This clinic has a fully paperless Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system. The EMR is available to all staff and contains all information about patients' visits, interactions, or referrals The system can be used to search and compile statistical data. Forms,...Read More
The Department of Orthopaedics, part of the Surgical Centre of Excellence, offers a program for patients who have developed sarcoma, a highly malignant tumour of the connective tissue. This tumour most frequently strikes children or young adults. Prior to the...Read More
Support for Victims of Torture
Mount Sinai offers managerial support to the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture. Senior-level managers visit the Centre to educate the staff. In addition, four days each week, physicians from the Mental Health Service go to the Centre to offer their services to...Read More
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