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Nursing fatigue initiative tackles quality worklife and patient safety

A two-pronged initiative that tackles both quality of worklife and quality of patient care is geared to empowering nurses at The Scarborough Hospital while...

A Canadian first: New chemotherapy robot in Barrie

Cancer patients throughout Simcoe Muskoka will soon benefit from increased patient safety and quality as Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) in Barrie brings state-of-the-art robotic...

Film fesitval raises awareness about hand hygiene

A film about three women with a no-nonsense approach to making sure people practice proper hand hygiene is the big winner at Rouge Valley...

Can you make better use of blood?

Life can be anything but predictable. The unforeseen arises quickly and suddenly an emergency strikes. Accidents occur all too frequently on our roads, in...

Physician harnesses simulation to combat central line complications

#Central line complications are a major concern for hospitals and the healthcare sector, costing money and—most importantly—harm to patients. These complications are also highly...

Skills-based volunteers support safety and best practices at Markham Stouffville Hospital

Volunteers are an integral part of any organization, but often, volunteers are behind the scenes and on the sidelines. When Markham Stouffville Hospital introduced...

High Potassium? Check your antibiotic:

Older adults taking the antibiotic combination trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX)—widely prescribed for urinary tract infections—are at increased risk of elevated potassium levels, called hyperkalemia, according to...

Ensuring a healthy health-care organization for nurses

Mental health is becoming a concern for all Canadians. Incidence rates are rising and people are not receiving help early enough. This manifests itself...

Elderly day-to-day safety: An ever-escalating priority

A major challenge for all of us—caregivers to aging loved ones and all those who are into their advancing years—is to identify and address...

Planning for the worst: How hospitals prepared for the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver

All eyes were on downtown Vancouver on the night of the 2011 Stanley Cup final. It had been 17 years since the Vancouver Canucks...

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