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Organizations that pursue process improvement initiatives often have difficulty sustaining the realized gains over time. The managers and supervisors do not have a common method to engage staff in continuous improvement activities. Improvement priorities are often...Read More
The SyMO project optimizes and organizes work in the home care and services sector. The purpose of this project is to implement and disseminate use of a computerized planning tool for home care services. This software suite provides an overview of client profiles,...Read More
St. Joseph’s Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre have adopted the ISMP Canada “Do Not Use” list in corporate policies to avoid the use of unsafe abbreviations. A cooperative, multifaceted education and communications strategy involving a website and...Read More
A collection of fair and equitable employment initiatives have been developed to ensure that we recruit qualified individuals on the basis of merit. • Fair Employment Policy and Fair Employment Opportunity Workshop: Both the policy and the workshop help hiring...Read More
Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Testing Used to Rapidly Measure the Completeness of Surgical Removal
The intraoperative parathyroid testing service is provided by the lab to surgeons operating to remove parathyroid hormone producing tumors in the neck. Concentrations of the hormone in the blood markedly decrease within minutes after complete removal of such tumors,...Read More
An estimated 30-80% of antimicrobials used in hospitals are unnecessary. Antimicrobial overuse promotes the development of superbugs like C. Difficile, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE), and Extended Spectrum...Read More
NRIO has made a commitment to evaluating the quality and durability of the outcomes for our clients through the initiation of the Outcome Validation Study. The study allows the organization to review the results for clients through internal (multi-year and similar...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
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
Family carers are a particularly vulnerable group at high risk for developing psychological and physical problems closely associated with the stress and burden of providing care (carer burden). The Reitman CARERS Program was designed specifically to actively support...Read More
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