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The J-RO EZ Rest is a positioning wedge developed by staff of Ocean View, used to keep clients comfortably lying on their side at 90 degrees while receiving care. The J-RO EZ Rest was designed to support client comfort and dignity, as well as address staff risk and...Read More
Disclosure is the process by which a patient safety incident is communicated to the patient (or a group of patients, the public) by healthcare providers. The NSHA Disclosure Policy provides coordinated processes for disclosure of patient safety incidents to patients,...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
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
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
While the prospective review process itself is well recognized, the practice of including patients/families as full members of a system-wide prospective Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) review team has not been previously established across a health care system....Read More
In the Spring of 2017, the Mayor of Grand Bank NL reached out to the CEO of Eastern Health asking for help; his community was losing too many people to suicide. Eastern Health engaged communities in a series of consultations (4), where 144 people responded that...Read More
Across Ontario, crowded hospital emergency departments are under pressure to care for an increasing number of patients with limited existing resources. As one of the busiest Emergency Departments (EDs) in the province, wait times for patients brought to ED by...Read More
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
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