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In May 2003, CSSS du Cœur-de-l’Île was designated the regional centre for hip and knee replacement. This practice was put in place to ensure that best clinical practices for hip and knee replacement were being used in the CSSS. Our objective was to increase the volume...Read More
Patient blood management has been defined as any intervention that helps decrease the patient’s chance of needing a blood transfusion during their hospital stay. Fairly liberal transfusion practice for anemic patients was the standard of care throughout the world....Read More
photoVOICE, an effective and well-researched grassroots group methodology typically used in the community to promote social change, was brought into a hospital setting for the first time in January 2010 to amplify the patient's voice. Over the course of the previous...Read More
Intervention and Rehabilitation Model to Improve the Quality of Life for People Living with Parkinson’s
The Geriatric Day Hospital at CSSS Alphonse-Desjardins implemented an innovative geriatric rehabilitation model to improve the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s. It is an interdisciplinary approach that includes the practical application of cognitive...Read More
HHCC recognized the need to implement evidence-based best practices and created a skin care regimen for incontinent patients. We observed the prevalence and incidence of Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD) in our organization before instituting the use of...Read More
Delayed language development rates in children under five years of age in our area and the lack of speech-language pathologists in the health network prompted the CSSS de la Montagne to establish a partnership with the Montreal Fluency Centre (MFC) and the Commission...Read More
The Ottawa Model is the only clinical tobacco cessation program of its kind in Canada that systematically identifies, treats and follows smokers over the long term in hospitals, primary care clinics, and other outpatient settings. The University of Ottawa Heart...Read More
In 2006, we redesigned the provincial sleep laboratory and increased the number of monthly tests from 140 per month to 500 per month with only a 31 % increase in operating cost. This has led to a marked reduction in wait times. The Medicine regional database was...Read More
In order to offer affected individuals a better prognosis, literature recommends a medical workup delay of 28 days from the date of the first abnormal imagery and the confirmation of the diagnosis. We have put in place One-stop Lung Cancer Workup Coordination allowing...Read More
Halton Healthcare Services was seeking innovative ways to create access to paediatric consultation across the three community hospital sites (Oakville, Milton and Georgetown). It was recognized that a significant percentage of emergency department visits at each of...Read More
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