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Prevention and management of skin damage related to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

By K LeBlanc, C Heerschap, B Butt, J Bresnai-Harris, L Wiesenfeld “What do I say to a nurse in tears with a pressure injury on...

Our nurses are not okay: Protecting the mental health of frontline hospital workers

 By Tegan Slot She’s a package wrapped neatly – tied tightly with a piece of string. Don’t ask her how she is - she’s...

The 5W’s of medication incident reporting

By Yi Zhou Situ, Bita Janzadeh and Certina Ho According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada) “Definition of Terms” ,...

CovidCARE Peer Support Program at Halton Healthcare

By Zita Raponi While no one can change the realities of COVID-19, staff and physicians at Halton Healthcare are finding comfort and strength through a...

Over half of physicians continue to have issues accessing personal protective equipment (PPE)

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is concerned about continued challenges physicians are experiencing accessing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) following results of the third...

Supporting mental health of front-line health professionals

By Arthur C. Evans Jr Every night, thousands of New Yorkers step out on their balconies and break into a round of applause as the...

How to disclose a medication incident to your patient: A suggested approach

By Grant Fuller and Certina Ho Every patient has the right to be informed when an incident associated with medication therapy has occurred. Healthcare...

Putting staff wellness in focus

By Darryl Mathers Providing exemplary care to people living with mental illness is a responsibility everyone at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario...

Caring for each other: The Peer Support Program

Interprofessional staff working in the emergency department (ED) are exposed to repetitive traumatic adverse events throughout their careers, resulting in decreased physical and mental...

A closer look at nonvisible disabilities

According to the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability, 1 in 5 Canadians between 25-64 years of age have at least one disability. That means...

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