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Clinical Neurological Sciences Unit rolls out a complete oral health assessment for patients

  London Health Sciences Centre is the first hospital in the region to implement a tool to assess the acute care oral health of inpatients,...

Improving Parkinson’s diagnosis and treatment

Health care professionals across Canada have a new tool to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The first Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s...

Midwifery clinical guidelines valuable to all maternity care providers

This summer, the Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) released its newest clinical practice guideline, Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy. The guideline is available in various...

Targeted HIV programs meet diverse needs

From pregnancy planning for young couples to culturally sensitive research for Aboriginal people, the Women and HIV Research Program at Women’s College Research Institute...

Study reveals insight into patients living with complex chronic disease

The release of ‘The Bridgepoint Study’ – based on extensive interviews with patients at Bridgepoint Health, a complex continuing care and rehabilitation hospital east...

Quick reference cards for blood product put patient safety first

The recent development of quick reference cards to help clinicians identify when to use the life-saving blood product Octaplex, has improved patient safety and...

Envisioning new horizons for people with osteoarthritis

Arthritis is more than just aches and pains. In fact, among all causes of disability in Canada, arthritis ranks first among women and second...

More hospitals using electronic system to measure hand hygiene compliance

More than 100 hospital sites in Canada and abroad are now using HandyAudit®, an electronic tool created by Toronto Rehab-University Health Network (UHN) to...

Working to reduce hospital acquired infections

Reducing hospital acquired infections, such as Clostridium difficile, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and ventilator-associated pneumonia, to name a few, is a priority at St....

Joining forces to promote patient safety

A culture of safety continues to take shape at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ontario. A circular shape, to be exact. In 2009, the hospital...

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