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Improving the Efficiency of the Surgical Operating Room on Weeknights and Weekends: A Kaizen-LEAN Approach at Montfort Hospital
Based on the LEAN methodology, the Kaizen 6 surgical program at Montfort Hospital aims to improve the efficiency of the operating room on weeknights and weekends. Begun in 2015 by the Executive Committee and the Directors with the input of a patient-partner, the...Read More
The New Brunswick Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Centre of Excellence provides bilingual services in prevention, diagnosis, intervention, and support to people with FASD, their families, and professionals. The Centre operates 24 diagnosis clinics per year and...Read More
Since 2011, falls have been one of the most common causes of adverse events and have slightly increased every year (MSSS: 2011-2016. During the review process, we found that the corrective measures put in place have a minimal impact on the number of falls. There is...Read More
Reduced Induction Rates in Women with A Postdate Indication at Less than 41 Weeks of Gestation: A Proactive Approach
This practice aims to reduce the proportion of inductions in women for whom an indication of postdate pregnancy at less than 41 weeks of gestation has been noted in the clinical record. This can become a monitoring strategy that supports the obstetrical team at the...Read More
Au Québec, la responsabilité des admissions aux services en dépendance jeunesse relève d’un guichet régional centralisé des demandes d’aide sous la direction des centres publics (CISSS/CIUSS): les Mécanismes d’accès (MA). Avant l’implantation de notre pratique, tous...Read More
Recognizing that traditional interviews are two-dimensional and do not effectively test a candidate’s clinical competency, ability to provide patient-centred care or screen candidates to ensure they are the ‘right fit’ for the organization, Michael Garron Hospital...Read More
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) used innovative Design Thinking Methodology (DTM, 4) to reimagine and co-design a pre-admission process to prepare children and family for surgery. BCCH Surgical Services runs a Pre-anesthetic Assessment Clinic (PAC) to ensure that...Read More
When patients and families share their stories, they offer wisdom from which we can learn and improve. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Patient and Family Stories (herein after referred to as Patient Stories) feature provides staff with access to brief patient stories...Read More
In 2017, Baycrest Health Sciences identified a gap in its process to capture the voice of its patients and residents. Given the complexity and cognitive challenges, it became increasingly important to ensure there was a sustainable process to hear from this...Read More
Developed by Southern Health-Santé Sud and a first in Manitoba, this practice responds to challenges related to consistently achieving standardized recruitment, selection, monitoring and reporting of over 600 designated bilingual positions (DBPs). The complexity of...Read More
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