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St. Michael’s creates instant network of patient-safety champions

By Emily Holton Twenty-nine St. Michael’s clinical educators and staff have become certified patient safety trainers – and it happened all at once. Think of...

Dealing with workplace fatigue

Fatigue in the workplace is an emerging health and safety issue that requires increased understanding of its impact and prevention. With its mandate to...

Promoting a positive workplace

Recognition can make all the difference in promoting a quality work environment. With both the Long Service and Values in Action Awards, #Runnymede Healthcare...

Medication Safety Program wins award

As our population ages, more people are managing multiple chronic and complex conditions requiring many different types of medication.  The desire to empower patients...

CATCH program lowers readmission rates to hospital

A new program at Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) in Ontario is providing comprehensive support to those coming out of hospital. Care After The Care...

Has your health care facility already experienced climate-related hazards?

Many health care facilities across North America have already experienced extreme weather events (e.g. storms, floods, wildfires, extreme temperature events) that can create emergencies...

Getting to work the smart way

    As Hamilton’s largest employer, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has an undeniable responsibility to help make our surrounding community one that’s healthy and sustainable. Several...

Students as agents for change through quality improvement

A few years ago, a pediatric patient in the intensive care unit at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto was inappropriately treated...

Transforming medication safety with barcode technology

The pharmacy team at Markham Stouffville Hospital remembers the first patient whose identification bracelet included a barcode. That barcode enabled the BoxPicker, a state of...

Strong relationships ensure safe medication transitions

Preventable, drug-related hospitalizations cost the Canadian health care system approximately $2.6 billion per year; according to a joint report from Accreditation Canada, the Canadian...

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