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Planning Discharge Effectively Through Rounds
: The rCare method of highly focused daily patient care and discharge planning was implemented throughout the acute inpatient medical and surgical units at Richmond and the Transitional Care Unit. It is based on a successful model already in use at other hospitals in...Read More
Centre of Excellence for Clinical Smoking Cessation – Western Canada
Vancouver Coastal Health’s Tobacco Reduction Strategy has partnered with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute with funding from Health Canada to incorporate the university’s highly successful evidence-based smoking cessation program in eight VCH...Read More
Public Health Surveillance Unit and Health Watch Reports
Since 2007, the Vancouver Coastal Health Public Health Surveillance Unit, within the office of Vancouver Costal Health’s (VCH) Chief Medical Health Officer, has applied innovative, efficient, and effective tools to help its epidemiologists and information...Read More
Resource Allocation Methodology and Surgical Bed Allocation Methodology
For over three years, Providence Health Care (PHC) has had integrated and coordinated methodologies to allocate surgical resources (OR time and surgical beds). OR Resource Allocation Methodology (RAM) is a data-driven, patient-focused methodology to allocate OR time...Read More
Palliative Outreach and Consult Team for End-stage Heart Failure Patients
The Palliative Outreach and Consult Team (POCT) and the Heart Function Team created a process to transfer end-stage heart failure patients on isotope therapy to the palliative care unit. No other palliative care unit in Canada has done this. With the renal program,...Read More
Emergency Department Diagnostic Treatment Unit Provides Better Experience and Outcomes for Patients
Providence Health Care is one of the first Emergency Departments (ED) to implement a Diagnostic Treatment Unit (DTU), which takes patients and their family members away from the activity in the ED to a quasi-inpatient ward atmosphere, which is a better experience for...Read More
Model of Infection Prevention and Control internal network
The Link Nurse Program (LNP) strives to improve awareness and shift perceptions about infection prevention and control in several places, including on the units, among the Infection Prevention and Control team, in the web-based Infection Control Manual, in the...Read More
Elective Single Embryo Transfer Reduces Risk of Multiple Pregnancies.
The directors and staff at the Genesis Fertility Centre take patient safety very seriously and work to initiate the best possible treatment plans for their patients. This includes implementing practices to reduce multiple pregnancies, as Canada ranks among the three...Read More
Surgical Quality Improvement Program
The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program ACS-NSQIP is an internationally recognized, data-driven, outcomes-based, surgical quality improvement program designed to identify a surgical program's strengths, weaknesses, and gaps...Read More
Residential Client-centred Dementia Care
Through exceptional teamwork and a common understanding of “person-centered care,” routines are adapted to each person in a way that decreases their stress and anxiety. The drug use rate is the lowest in the region, as staff members consistently look for...Read More
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