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Making the cut: Reducing the risk of surgical site infections
Making the cut: Reducing the risk of surgical
site infections

Any surgery carries with it some degree of risk, and a significant one is the risk of developing an infection at an incision site. In Canada, it’s estimated that more than six per cent of surgical incisions become infected, which can lead ...

Posted: February 3, 2015|Evidence Matters|0 comments

Balancing conflicts of obligation by design
Balancing conflicts of obligation by design

Kevin Reel The most recognizable ethical principles associated with building design are those associated with greener, energy efficient buildings. It is hard not to support such clearly ethical aims, as they make financial sense as well. There are other ethical ...

Posted: February 1, 2015|Ethics, Uncategorized|0 comments

The evolution of an organization
The evolution of an organization

Janet Beed. Markham Stouffville Hospital has undergone an extensive renovation and expansion transformation over the last five years. During this period, change became our new normal; and today, our programs and services can evolve in keeping up with the support ...

Posted: January 30, 2015|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Staff engagement: What’s ethics got to do with it?
Staff engagement: What’s ethics got to do with it?

Jonathan Breslin runs J. Breslin Consulting, specializing in providing ethics services to hospitals and long term care organizations across Ontario. HIs column appears every month in Hospital News. Engagement of staff members and physicians is a significant priority in many ...

Posted: January 13, 2015|Ethics|0 comments

Continuing Medical Education and CADTH: Effective CME from an unexpected source
Continuing Medical Education and CADTH: Effective CME
from an unexpected source

Continuing medical education, or CME, has come a long way in recent years. At one time CME, also known as ‘continuing professional development’ (CPD), took place mostly at large conferences and meetings with didactic presentations. Only a few providers of ...

Posted: January 10, 2015|Evidence Matters|0 comments

An appetite for advocacy
An appetite for advocacy

For 90 years, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses’ contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve. ...

Posted: January 8, 2015|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

At Hôpital Montfort continuing education has its dedicated centre
At Hôpital Montfort continuing education has its
dedicated centre

Dr Bernard Leduc, CEO of Hôpital Montfort Hôpital Montfort, a 289-bed university teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, delivers short-term primary and secondary health care in French and English to over 1.2 million residents of Eastern Ontario. Montfort ...

Posted: January 7, 2015|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Sizing up the evidence: Treatment options for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)
Sizing up the evidence: Treatment options for Benign
Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)

Around this time of year we start to hear a lot about one specific area of men’s bodies: the prostate (and yes – the moustache). And much of the conversation seems to focus on PSA – prostate-specific antigen testing – ...

Posted: December 6, 2014|Evidence Matters|0 comments

Going inside Canada’s one-stop health care data shop
Going inside Canada’s one-stop health care data shop

Health and healthcare are always a major point of interest for Canadians. How many family doctors are there in Canada? What’s the wait time like in my local emergency room? How safe is my local hospital? Questions about health care ...

Posted: December 5, 2014|Data Pulse, Uncategorized|0 comments

A safe sleep
A safe sleep

Windsor NP Elyse Maindonald (left) chaired RNAO’s safe sleep BPG panel and says nurses must be role models to new parents like Hali Sitarz and her daughter Blair. It was early morning on June 17, 2004 when Yolanda Guitar and ...

Posted: December 2, 2014|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

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