Patient and Staff Safety

Hospitals weigh-in on flu shot or wear a mask policies
Hospitals weigh-in on flu shot or wear a mask policies

More than voluntary and less than mandatory: What some hospitals have learned so far about implementing ‘get a flu shot or wear a mask’ policies This is the second article in a three-part series examining how hospitals approach internal communications. Hospitals ...


Meal-time patient hand hygiene initiative shows promise
Meal-time patient hand hygiene initiative shows promise

Sheila Chartrand from infection control and Francine Maurice from food services team up to make sure a QHC patient has clean hands before he enjoys his meal. The recently launched meal-time patient hand hygiene initiative at Quinte Health Care (QHC) ...


How one hospital made hand hygiene rates soar
How one hospital made hand hygiene rates soar

RVH has made significant efforts to improve hand hygiene through several creative initiatives including the Bug Busters campaign, which was recognized by the Health Care Public Relations Association for communication excellence. Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) takes its commitment ...


Researchers create “black box” for use in operating rooms
Researchers create “black box” for use in
operating rooms

The black box is only for laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, surgeries that insert video cameras in thin plastic tubes into small incisions in the body. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital have developed a “black box” for use in operating rooms, ...


Enterovirus- D68: What you need to know
Enterovirus- D68: What you need to know

Enteroviruses cause a wide range of illness; most are associated with the common cold, but others are associated with lower respiratory tract, skin and mucous membrane, and central nervous system diseases. Enterovirus- D68 (EV-D68) is a previously rare enterovirus that can ...


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 ...


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