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Horizon Health Network loans a Medela Bilibed Phototherapy Unit to families for treating jaundice in neonates at home. The parent information sheet is reviewed and a daily phototherapy log sheet is given to parents to help keep track of feedings, minutes of...Read More
The Mental Health Program worked closely with the Quality Risk Management Department to develop a new model for the suicide process review. The model follows the Canadian Patient Safety Institute's (CPSI) Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Framework and advocates a...Read More
The Medication Care Plan Manager (MCPM) is a new program that generates discharge prescription sheets that can be used as the discharge orders for physicians. The patient's current medication profile is imported into the computer software so either a pharmacist...Read More
MedContinuum is a provincial utilization tool used in all acute care New Brunswick hospitals since 2007. This utilization tool is completed by nursing staff on most nursing units at The Moncton Hospital on a daily basis. Length of stay is an indicator used to measure...Read More
The Horizon Health Network, Zone Fredericton Oncology Service, adopted the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) clinical guideline for appropriate use of white blood cell growth factor to minimize the incidence of (febrile) neutropenia, avoid patient...Read More
After implementing key BFI strategies and initiatives, Miramichi Public Health services is well on its way to become the first Baby-Friendly Initiative designated community health service in the province of New Brunswick. BFI is a strategy to increase the health and...Read More
The IPC MRSA Outpatient Clinic is able to track, screen, educate, decolonize and monitor patients with MRSA. For recurrent MRSA infections, attempted decolonization may be coordinated through the clinic. The clinic has also been instrumental in recruiting for and...Read More
The Horizon Health Network Research Ethics Board (Horizon REB) is one of the most efficient, requiring on average only 40 days for a full board review, and 10 days for expedited reviews from submission to decision. Horizon Health Network is the only institution in...Read More
St. Joseph’s General Hospital designed the Snoezelen Room to provide one-to-one therapy for residents with cognitive disorders. The room is equipped with tools to provide sensory stimulation and relaxation. The ultimate goal is to reduce the amount of...Read More
Extendicare (Canada) Inc. posts the visual care plans outside the patients’ rooms alongside their photographs. It allows staff quick access to safety information about the resident. It is especially good for new staff that do not know the residents well. A new...Read More
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