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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...

Connecting patient safety and infection prevention

When SARS claimed 44 lives in Ontario in 2003—even though no one died at the Brant Community Healthcare System—it significantly changed the way care...

Patient Safety Advocates are good news for quality care

“Having worked at several hospitals – both large and small, urban and rural – and since coming to Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH), I have...

Medication timing critical in Parkinson’s disease

A one-week disruption of his Parkinson’s medication schedule resulted in nearly three months of distress for Lorne Collis after he returned home from a...

New role improves patient flow in emergency department

An innovative approach to patient care at Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) is helping to move ambulatory patients more quickly through the emergency department...

The trouble with trauma in emergency services

Many emergency service and health-care workers who serve the public are routinely exposed to the #trauma of their patients and clients. These workers include...

Ornge: Reducing risk through partnerships

As a transport medicine organization, #Ornge, like most first response officials and crews, knows firsthand that the consequences of a traumatic injury can be...

Person Centred Care – Gay Lesbian Transgendered Bi-sexual and Intersexed Population

In the wake of discussions around person centred care and what that means, this seems a good time to talk about acceptance of the...

BC Children’s PICU learns quality improvement lesson the hard way

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at BC Children’s Hospital has achieved a significant milestone. They haven’t had a short-term central line infection in...

Remote respiratory monitoring system used to monitor post op patients

St. Joseph’s Hospital takes a big leap forward in patient safety by becoming the first hospital in Canada to adopt the remote respiratory monitoring...

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