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Moving towards digital hospital records
Moving towards digital hospital records

Digitization of paper records is a necessary component in every organization’s evolution to fully electronic records systems. For Canadian hospitals already under pressure to adopt electronic medical records, the additional challenges associated with digitizing paper records can be overwhelming. How ...


Surveillance Nurses support seniors to remain at home
Surveillance Nurses support seniors to remain at home

A key role in supporting Fraser Health’s ‘Home is Best’ philosophy is the Home Health Surveillance Nurse who makes regular phone to calls to the Home Health Program’s senior clients. Supporting seniors to stay healthy in their home is one ...


New partnership improves access to patient care
New partnership improves access to patient care

Communities across Ontario are seeing a shift in demographics. Populations are growing and aging. As a result of this new reality, hospitals are serving an increased number of seniors, patients who often have multiple chronic conditions and visit the hospital ...

Posted: March 23, 2015|Health Care Policy, Patient Care|0 comments

New IDEAS Shape Seniors Care
New IDEAS Shape Seniors Care

Janice, a GEM (Geriatric Emergency Management) Nurse uses CKHA’s new screening tool, the Assessment Urgency Algorithm (AUA) in consultation with Walter, a patient who presented at their Emergency Department. This tool helps the GEM nurse identify older patients who ...


Home monitor alerts doctor to toddler’s paused heart rhythm
Home monitor alerts doctor to toddler’s paused
heart rhythm

Keeley no longer needs the CareLink monitor, but is seen demonstrating how she had to interrogate the device for the first time by putting it up against her chest. After the first time, the data was wirelessly transmitted, with ...


New program improves care for elderly patients
New program improves care for elderly patients

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre launched the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) to improve care for elderly patients. Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) recently announced the launch of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) to improve care ...

Posted: March 17, 2015|Geriatrics and Aging, Patient Care|0 comments

Hospital News is looking for nursing heroes!
Hospital News is looking for nursing heroes!

COMMITMENT ✚ DEDICATION ✚ COMPASSION ✚ LEADERSHIP Look around you. Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague? Have you or your loved one been touched by the care and compassion of an outstanding nurse? Do you know ...

Posted: March 16, 2015|Featured|1 comment

A smoother transition: Diabetes care from hospital to home
A smoother transition: Diabetes care from hospital
to home

The partnership between Providence and Saint Elizabeth will result in positive outcomes: more patients will have the knowledge and confidence to return home safely and sooner. Two years ago Providence Healthcare, a leading provider of rehabilitative care in Toronto’s East ...


Telehomecare allows patients to stay well at home
Telehomecare allows patients to stay well at home

A patient monitors their blood pressure at home. Driving to work one September morning in 2001, Iris Foster lost her grip on her morning coffee, spilling it all over her blouse. Annoyed that she would be late, Iris made a ...


Centre for Research in Aging
Centre for Research in Aging

Donald Berman Maimonides resident Anne Macenauer with PAB Nursing Aide Nathan Ray. The Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Montreal, Quebec is one of the few long-term care centres in Canada to have a Centre for Research in Aging on-site.  ...

Posted: March 11, 2015|Geriatrics and Aging, Research|0 comments