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The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) has a rich history of Patient engagement that has spanned decades. The Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni Inc. was started in 1985 by Mary Clinckett, the former Head of Physiotherapy at the Heart Institute. She...Read More
Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) is an evidence based standard of care that uses a multidisciplinary approach focusing on the modification of cardiovascular risk factors to reduce morbidity and mortality. Rehabilitation staff utilize a variety of modalities such as patient...Read More
The profession of Therapeutic Clowning, now in its thirty-first year, is developing rapidly. Practitioners around the world now gather biannually at international conferences designed to present research, share techniques during artistic workshops and provide...Read More
As a component of transition planning for the new Humber River Hospital, the Surgical Program embarked on an initiative aimed at enhancing the overall experience for patients during their surgical journey. The goals included improving patient flow, OR turn overs, team...Read More
Placental Molar Disease is an abnormal growth of the placenta which occurs about once in every 500 pregnancies and results in pregnancy loss. The most common symptom is vaginal bleeding early in pregnancy. Some cases are initially suspected by obstetrical ultrasound....Read More
This practice was recognized as a LEADing practice by Canada Health Infoway as part of the “Knowing is Better” education campaign, in partnership with Accreditation Canada The Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients (STOP) Program offers smoking cessation treatment to...Read More
Since its launch in 2011, the Family Leadership Program has grown beyond its initial framework with over 170 Family Leaders (FL). Holland Bloorview has a well-developed Client and Family Integrated Care structure that anchors partnership within the Carmen et al (2013)...Read More
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) is the implementation of patient-centered, evidence-based, standardized perioperative pathways to improve patient outcomes after major surgery. Traditionally, perioperative care was provider-focused and considerably variable....Read More
Improving barcode medication administration identification practices through a patient engagement strategy
In collaboration with patients, CAMH conducted a patient engagement initiative whereby patients were interviewed by a peer support worker in order to understand their preferences for methods of identification prior to, and during medication administration. As a result...Read More
Implementation of Vincent Framework Patient Safety Collaborative to Enhance Patient and Family Engagement, Kidney Health Home Based Therapies Program
The Kidney Health Home Based Therapies Program vision is to enhance the health and quality of life of patients by allowing patients to perform dialysis in their own homes, to better meet the health needs of patients in a collaborative manner, and to expand community...Read More
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