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Treating Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) with Fecal Bacteriotherapy (FBT)
Fecal Bacteriotherapy (FBT), also referred to as Fecal Transplant, is a treatment method used to cure patients of recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI). Patients with CDI treated with antimicrobial therapy can experience relapse rates of up to 20% and 70%...Read More
Procurement of the Best Possible Medication History in the Emergency Department by a Pharmacy Technician
Medication reconciliation (“med rec”) is a process designed to prevent medication errors at patient transition points. The key step in the med rec process is the determination of the patient’s home medication regimen or the “Best Possible Medication History” (BPMH)....Read More
McMaster NICU SnackChat
SnackChat is a peer to peer educational support group that occurs weekly in the family lounge of the NICU at McMaster. It originated from the family integration committee at the McMaster Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) formed in 2017 as part of...Read More
The Office of Health Equity: Community Collaboration, Research and Capacity Building – The Arrival of Syrian Refugees and Beyond
The Office of Health Equity (OoHE) at CAMH has demonstrated a positive change within CAMH and the larger community through its community collaboration, research and capacity building in response to the arrival of Syrian Refugees to Canada. In 2015, when the Federal...Read More
Patient Rounds by Managers
In 2014, the hospital adopted the initiative of patient rounds by managers. This is part of the Studer Group’s best practices. The main objective of the rounds is to obtain feedback in real time from patients and their families and to resolve any situations in real...Read More
2-Step Urine Culture Ordering in the Emergency Department
The 2-step urine collection (UC) process was implemented in the Emergency Department (ED) at Michael Garron Hospital in 2014. When a patient comes into the Emergency Department and provides a urine sample it is placed into a special collection container with a...Read More
Targeting Malnutrition Using the Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC) in Niagara Health
Malnutrition affects up to 45% of acute care patients upon admission to Canadian hospitals, negatively affecting patients and healthcare systems through increased morbidity, mortality, length of stay (LOS), healthcare costs, and readmission risk. In order to improve...Read More
The Right Healthcare Provider to Meet Patient Care Needs: The Synergy Model
Nurses are being asked to do more with less; and with an ageing population, this means that patient care needs are becoming more complex (The Advisory Board Company). While there are many approaches to determining models of care for a specific population, one model is...Read More
Embedding a Culture of Safety Via a Workplace Violence Prevention Program
Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare believes strongly that excellence in patient care starts with employees who are and feel safe when they are at work providing care to patients. The safety of our people is paramount and our Workplace Violence Prevention Program is a...Read More
Behaviour Safety Risk Communication and Care Plan
Keeping everyone safe in our hospitals is a priority. The Behaviour Safety Risk (BSR) Communication and Care Plan Program is one of the measures Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has put in place to ensure we’re providing a safe and respectful environment while fostering...Read More
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