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Sensitive to the impact a transfer can have on the well-being of our veterans and their families, Ste-Anne’s Hospital’s Psychological Department conducted a study on the relocation of the institutionalized elderly. Following this study, guidelines were established...Read More
To break the social and emotional isolation of its residents, Hôpital Sainte-Anne set up the necessary infrastructure for residents to videoconference with their next of kin. Skype software was chosen for its ease of access, many functions and availability free of...Read More
In the fall of 2014, members of the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) Nursing, Procurement, Material Management & Quality & Patient Safety (QPS) department developed, in collaboration, the Material Incident Accident Management (MIAM) program. The...Read More
RADAR : Un acronyme bilingue pour optimiser la mise en place des mesures de prévention des infections
Problems: The multiple physical, cognitive, and emotional requirements inherent to nursing practice constitute significant factors in decreased vigilance during risk management (Fletcher and Bedwell, 2014). Compliance with infection control measures by general duty...Read More
In 2000, Dietary Services focused on a performance indicator: Body Mass Index (BMI). The literature reveals that residents in long-term care facilities with a BMI over 25 kg/m² presented with a lower mortality rate than those under the 25 kg/m² mark, and...Read More
The Jewish Eldercare Centre has installed a dispenser of antimicrobial disinfectant wipes on all multi-use equipment for residents, such as sphygmomanometers, glucometers, bladder scanners, and EKG machines. This eliminates the need to go the nursing station or...Read More
We have developed clinical guidelines to help nurses in mental health develop therapeutic nursing plans, which is a mandatory standard for documentation in Quebec for nurses in general. We brought together clinicians specializing in mental health, recognized by their...Read More
Integrated Program for Cardiovascular Diseases: Secondary prevention at the heart of nursing practices
This innovation consists of a nurse navigator role in a secondary prevention integrated program for cardiovascular diseases for clients who have experienced a first cardiovascular event. The nurse clinician who coordinates patient care is supported by an...Read More
This a system for identifying risks in reprocessing medical devices and analysing the underlying causes. It is used to develop a profile of the risks inherent in the process for reprocessing reusable medical devices. Using this practice, information on reprocessing is...Read More
A recommendation issued by a group of internal or external experts to the organization is an informational asset that needs to be taken into account as part of a continuous quality improvement process. The “monitoring” stage is often the most neglected...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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