Archive | October, 2016
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Safer care for pediatric patients at Regina General Hospital

Staff at Regina General Hospital’s Pediatric Inpatient Unit 4F now perform routine checks to ensure pediatric patients (age 17 and under) are wearing identification (ID) wristbands. This helps reduce the likelihood that an ID band is missing prior to tests and procedures such as lab work, medication administration, transportation, and surgery. Initially, when a patient […]
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Daily safety huddles in Mamawetan ensure faster communication

The leadership team in Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region (MCRHR) has made safety a top priority for their organization. By implemented safety huddles and daily safety visual management, safety is talked about every day. These are two of the 17 key elements of the Safety Alert/Stop the Line Initiative. And, they are evidence-based processes that […]
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More urban and rural sites for lung function tests in Regina Qu’Appelle

Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) residents will now have access to lung testing in more urban and rural locations through a new mobile community testing program. This will help with the early detection, treatment, self-management and rehabilitation of conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a lung condition that includes chronic bronchitis […]
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New network structure means more time for home care clients in Regina Qu’Appelle

Primary Health Care in Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region has redesigned its urban home care services to improve efficiency and create more time for client care. By dividing Regina into three geographic areas (networks), multidisciplinary teams that support each network are now located closer to clients. Continuing care assistants (CCAs) travel 5.6% less to provide care […]