Patient and Staff Safety

Drug infusion system enhances patient safety
Drug infusion system enhances patient safety

New drug infusion technology at McMaster Children’s Hospital means young patients like David receive the medication they need, in the most appropriate setting. Since he was seven months old, David Lingisi has made regular trips to the hospital – sometimes ...

Posted: October 30, 2014|Featured, Patient and Staff Safety|0 comments

Teens work together to help ensure senior’s safety
Teens work together to help ensure senior’s safety

Devan (left) and Paige stand beside their Italian countryside masterpiece. Paige and Devan, both 17-years-old, are excited. They are getting ready to go to downtown Toronto to see if they can catch a glimpse of their favourite band, One Direction, ...


The Take Home Naloxone program saves lives
The Take Home Naloxone program saves lives

Royal Inland Hospital physician, Dr. Ian Mitchell, and nurse, Kirstin McLaughlin, show the Take Home Naloxone kits being distributed at the hospital’s ER. British Columbia’s pilot Take Home Naloxone (THN) program has reversed 125 opioid drug overdoses since the program ...


New app for dosing pain medication in children
New app for dosing pain medication in children

Medication is the most common pain management tool that health care professionals use to help patients through their treatment and recovery. For adults the dose is often standard, but for children, a safe and effective dose of medicine depends on ...


On the front lines of the fight against Ebola
On the front lines of the fight against Ebola

Windsor, Ontario, physician Dr. Tim Jagatic has spent recent months on the front lines of the Ebola crisis. Windsor, Ontario, physician Dr. Tim Jagatic has spent recent months on the front lines of a major international medical crisis, one that ...


Transforming patient care in the midst of a crisis
Transforming patient care in the midst of a crisis

Dr. Ian Preyra, Chief of Emergency Medicine in the ED after the flood. In healthcare – and particularly a hospital setting – innovation and evolution can be a long and difficult process. From concept to approval, the most significant change ...


New bedside PICC program enhances patient safety
New bedside PICC program enhances patient safety

St. Joe’s has implemented a new bedside peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) program, where instead of having sick patients that are in the hospital go to Diagnostic Imaging, the equipment comes to the patient. The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at ...


Emergency preparedness at the new Humber River Hospital
Emergency preparedness at the new Humber River Hospital

A Real Time Locating System (RTLS) with a ‘Nurse Call’ system will be implemented to further enhance safety in the hospital, including newborn foot monitors, for paediatric patients. Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility ...


All hands on deck when it comes to hand hygiene improvement
All hands on deck when it comes to hand
hygiene improvement

At Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), grassroots hand hygiene improvement initiatives in partnership with infection control practitioners have been successful in increasing compliance rates and staff engagement Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care ...


The war against superbugs
The war against superbugs

A 73-year old woman is in hospital after surgery to remove a bowel cancer.  She is given broad-spectrum antibiotics to prevent infection at the site of surgery, but she develops pneumonia one week after the surgery.  The bacteria causing this ...


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