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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
St. Joseph’s General Hospital designed the Snoezelen Room to provide one-to-one therapy for residents with cognitive disorders. The room is equipped with tools to provide sensory stimulation and relaxation. The ultimate goal is to reduce the amount of...Read More
In addition to an interview, the organization implemented a pre-hire screening process for health care workers and activity aides. The process consists of a questionnaire that measures knowledge of dementia, and a skill check that includes assessing a resident for...Read More
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