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Culturally-Sensitive, Patient Designed Images Enhance Patient Understanding of Surgical Print Education Material
Fraser Health Surgery Services recognized that simply having the right information is not enough when it comes to patient education resources. Clinicians identified that patients were arriving for their surgery unprepared despite being provided patient education print...Read More
The implementation of Complex Discharge Rounds across both sites of Middlesex Hospital Alliance began in March 2017. These weekly rounds were established as a forum to discuss discharge plans for both complex and ALC patients. Prior to this time ALC discharge rounds...Read More
Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) Hospital 2 Home team consists of regulated health professionals who partner with patients to develop coordinated care plans based on what is most important to the patient, and what is most concerning to the patient about their health....Read More
Providence Health Care (PHC) is unique in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia with respect to patient involvement on education materials for patients and families. Other hospitals may have patient input in creating specific education material, as do we, but we are...Read More
Not every relationship was meant to be. Sometimes, that can be the case even between a patient and a physician. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, what can be done? This was an issue to be investigated by the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) at Thunder Bay...Read More
Through systems integration we have been able to link patient monitoring with nursing and physician structured reporting documentation as one continuous record during the patient journey through a Cath lab setting of Preparation/Intra-procedural and Post procedural...Read More
Driving Preventable Harm to Zero with Patient Partners: Preparing for Patient Partnerships in UHN’s Safety & Quality of Care Committees
University Health Network (UHN) is a large network of 4 downtown hospitals and is Canada’s largest academic health sciences centre. UHN has embarked on a transformational strategic initiative known as Caring Safely. This initiative represents UHN’s commitment to...Read More
Improving the Efficiency of the Surgical Operating Room on Weeknights and Weekends: A Kaizen-LEAN Approach at Montfort Hospital
Based on the LEAN methodology, the Kaizen 6 surgical program at Montfort Hospital aims to improve the efficiency of the operating room on weeknights and weekends. Begun in 2015 by the Executive Committee and the Directors with the input of a patient-partner, the...Read More
Recognizing that traditional interviews are two-dimensional and do not effectively test a candidate’s clinical competency, ability to provide patient-centred care or screen candidates to ensure they are the ‘right fit’ for the organization, Michael Garron Hospital...Read More
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) used innovative Design Thinking Methodology (DTM, 4) to reimagine and co-design a pre-admission process to prepare children and family for surgery. BCCH Surgical Services runs a Pre-anesthetic Assessment Clinic (PAC) to ensure that...Read More
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