Archive for January, 2009

Talent management: The burning platform
Talent management: The burning platform

Why would a smart and talented person want to work in your organization? All leaders regardless of the sector need to ask themselves this question if they wish to win the “war for talent.” The research clearly tells us we should ...

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Nurses without borders
Nurses without borders

Ten nursing graduates from Oman are expanded their international experience at McMaster University. The visiting group, which arrived from the Middle East in August, spent two months experiencing McMaster’s signature approach to the integration of academic concepts and clinical nursing ...

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Paving the way for interprofessional collaboration in health care
Paving the way for interprofessional collaboration in
health care

Education in Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) is critical to patient safety. Research indicates that a number of adverse events occur due to a lack of communication between health-care providers every year. IPC education can improve the communication skills of health-care professionals, ...

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Medical students practice procedures in a simulated reality
Medical students practice procedures in a
simulated reality

Intubation Saves Robo-child; Sim-infant Delivered Successfully; Colonoscopy on Mannequin Man Comes up Clean. Are these the headlines of the future? The not-so-distant future, perhaps, as Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine have forged into new ...

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Technology for improved workplace safety and efficiency
Technology for improved workplace safety and efficiency

Trying to determine whether Vocera, a wireless communications system, is a phone, pager or walkie talkie, depends on who you’re speaking to. Yet, to the staff and physicians at Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH), it’s the latest tool in their ...

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Ambitious recruitment campaign: 200 nurses in 200 days
Ambitious recruitment campaign: 200 nurses in 200 days

In response to the growing need for professional nursing staff at its hospitals – Brampton Civic and Etobicoke General – William Osler Health Centre (Osler) launched the 200 Nurses in 200 Days recruitment campaign in May of last year. The ...

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Delivering exceptional teaching may ease doctor shortage in Barrie
Delivering exceptional teaching may ease doctor shortage
in Barrie

If you build it, they will come - doctors that is. And once they get here, they won’t want to leave. That’s the thinking behind Barrie’s Royal Victoria Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program. Beginning in June 2009, RVH will become an ...

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Creative recruitment and retention strategies
Creative recruitment and retention strategies

Hospitals and health-care providers across Canada face numerous challenges as we begin 2009, but we also foresee many opportunities. Our challenges include increasing demands on the health system, patients and clients with more complex needs - particularly among our aging ...

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Promoting health and well-being: Staff walk around the world 4.6 times
Promoting health and well-being: Staff walk around the
world 4.6 times

St. Joseph’s Health Care, London knows how to step it up. More than 1,500 staff laced up their running shoes, clipped on a pedometer and walked their way to health and fitness during a six-week walking challenge. The challenge, held across ...

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The Scarborough Hospital embraces workplace health and safety
The Scarborough Hospital embraces workplace health
and safety

The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) has completely turned around its safety rating over the past two years, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars while engaging staff at all levels to embrace a proactive approach to a safer workplace environment. In 2006, TSH ...

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