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Transition of Ownership – Environmental Services Team, Glo Germ Audits and Performance Huddles
At Baycrest, we are committed to providing a clean and well-maintained space for our patients, families, staff and physicians. Glo GermTM (trademark) cleaning audits are one of the common methods used by Environmental Services (EVS) departments to monitor and improve...Read More
Application of an Ethics Framework during COVID-19, Visitation Appeals
In order to maintain the health and safety of patients, residents, staff, and physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic, visitor restrictions and policies were introduced at Baycrest in March 2020. Policy changes impacted visitor access in the hospital, the long-term...Read More
COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Strategy in High-Incident Neighbourhoods: A Distributive Leadership Approach to Accelerate Collective Local Health Impact
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated systemic health inequities and disproportionally impacted older adults and residents in racialized urban neighbourhoods – especially those with high concentrations of essential workers, multigenerational family households, visible...Read More
Baby Constraint Induced Movement Therapy – A Canadian Model
Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood physical disability with 40% of children with CP having hemiplegic cerebral palsy (HCP), the most common subtype. HCP leads to significant arm and hand impairment with lifelong participation and well-being impacts for the...Read More
Enhancing Transition to Adulthood Services Using Rapid Redesign Methodology
The Living Independently and Fully Engaged (LIFEspan) clinic is a coordinated, client-centred service delivery model spanning pediatric and adult rehabilitation services run in partnership between Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and the Toronto...Read More
Transitions Pop-ups: Transforming Healthcare through Design Thinking Methodology
When transitioning to adulthood, youth with disabilities and their families face inevitable changes in healthcare services, financial support, social roles and community participation. To support a meaningful transition to adult life for clients and their families,...Read More
Holland Bloorview’s Teaching & Facilitation Course for Family as Faculty
Holland Bloorview has a 20+ year history of strong family partnerships with teaching and learning, including families sharing lived experiences at new staff orientation and the medical home visiting program. In recognition of the unique skill sets asked of Family...Read More
Expanding the Implementation of Remote Patient Monitoring and Virtual Care Pathways Developed during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare organizations have experienced challenges in the delivery of patient care. Based on COVID-19’s transmission, high incidence of mortality and severe respiratory illness, along with a decrease in hospital resources...Read More
Virtual Health Services for Youth with Disabilities to Promote Friendships and Belonging
Meaningful social interaction and social connection have been shown to positively contribute to quality of life, growth, and development in youth. However, youth with disabilities face barriers to accessing opportunities for meaningful social engagement that stem from...Read More
An Integrated Community Response to COVID-19 Using the Hub and Spoke Model
The East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP), which comprises over fifty community health and social care providers including Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), organized an integrated approach to the COVID-19 pandemic in long-term care and other congregate living sites in...Read More
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