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The Dial 4 Dinner Room Service model has had a positive impact on patients. Giving patients the control to eat what they want, when they want it, is the concept behind Dial 4 Dinner. Patient satisfaction has improved from 80 to 89 per cent, and food waste has...Read More
The Child/Youth Virtual Emergency Room (VER) serves children and youth who are 17 years of age and younger and have complex mental health issues that could result in serious psychiatric, emotional and/or behavioral disturbances. These children/youth need a further...Read More
In a randomized trial, Hamilton Health Sciences’ Right from the Start (RFTS) was compared to home visiting (treatment as usual). Outcome measures (including the Attachment Q-set, the Maternal Behaviour Q-sort, and the HOME Responsivity scale) were administered...Read More
Hamilton Health Sciences Integrated Model of Stroke Care provides a comprehensive continuum of best practice stroke care for the stroke patient population. It is based on the Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care (2010). The model also leverages the...Read More
Early discharge of healthy newborn infants, particularly those in whom breastfeeding may not be fully established, may be associated with a delayed diagnosis of significant hyperbilirubinemia (Canadian Paediatric Society 2007 Position Statement). The prevention,...Read More
This practice is innovative and creative due to the use of state of the art technology. The use of password-protected BlackBerrys that have active GPSs allows for constant knowledge of where the staff are ensuring that clients’ needs are being met at the time of...Read More
Under the leadership of the Senior Medical Officer, primary care physicians at the Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region in Saskatchewan have developed a suite of tools for many clinical situations. Among them are excellent and comprehensive Perinatal Care Flow...Read More
When the First Nations Health Programs (FNHP) were developed, they took into account the direct concerns, needs, and recommendations of the Council of Yukon First Nations, the central governing body of all of the Yukon First Nations. The FNHP consist of: First Nation...Read More
A Clinical Engagement Task Force was formed at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) in 2006 to research potential models that would promote multi-disciplinary teamwork, integrate teaching and research, and provide excellent, coordinated and...Read More
The implementation of the Clinical Triggers in Neurological Determination of Death tool has allowed Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) to become a high performing donation centre - one of the top facilities in Ontario. This recognized and accepted best practice for HHS...Read More
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Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, have been identifying and publishing Leading Practices in the Leading Practices Library for over 15 years. A Leading Practice is a practice carried out by a health and/or social service organization that has demonstrated a positive change, is people centred, safe and efficient. The Leading Practices Library is a knowledge sharing resource of innovative practices that have been identified through a rigorous evaluation process, and shared with the public, policy makers and organizations who are seeking ways to improve the quality of health services for all. Practices that are recognized as Leading Practices are published in the Leading Practices Library and also be advertised through HSO outreach events such as seminars, conferences, education materials; accrediting bodies affiliated with HSO etc.
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