Archive | May, 2016
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Improved medication ordering frees up time for patient care at Broadview Union Hospital

Staff at Broadview Union Hospital now have more time to spend with patients, thanks to improvements in how they order medication. The changes — grouping similar items together, setting standard amounts to order, and posting these amounts on the medication bins — have cut the amount of time staff spend ordering drugs every two weeks […]
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Safer care for Emergency patients at Regina General

Patients admitted through Emergency at Regina General Hospital now get their medications before they’re transferred to an inpatient unit, or have the medications accompany when they’re moved. Previously, medications for around half of patients were either delivered to Emergency, or retrieved by staff, after the patient was relocated. This caused rework for staff and delays […]
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Sun Country frees up time for patient care by creating efficient workspaces

“Staff members sometimes tell us what we’re doing is just common sense housekeeping,” says Niki Rommann, one of the two members of the Kaizen Promotion team in Sun Country Health Region who spend their days traveling from facility to facility working with staff. “And it is, in a way,” says Rommann. “But it’s not like […]