Multi-site Teamwork

by Alain Biron, Madeleine Boulay Bolduc | Apr 21, 2010

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April 21, 2010
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. EDT
This session is in French only

While it is said there is strength in numbers, teams from different sites within the same organization can face particular challenges in efforts to operate effectively and efficiently. This session of Researcher on Call shows how a decision-maker/researcher partnership can support the work of multi-site teams in working toward a common goal. Two projects - a restraint reduction program and double-checking of drugs at risk - will be used to concretely illustrate how multi-site partnerships were successfully implemented at McGill University Health Centre in Quebec.

Featured Speakers

Alain Biron is an executive advisor on performance appraisal for the department of quality, risk and performance at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), as well as at MUHC's transition office.

He recently completed a doctorate in nursing from McGill University, with a thesis on medication errors. In the course of his doctoral studies, he received a grant from the FERASI Centre (CHSRF regional training centre). This unique study program allows students to work closely with a decision-making partner at every stage of the research process. Building on the knowledge and skills acquired, his ongoing research projects aim to identify the interventions that foster the transfer of knowledge in clinical environments as well as their impact on the quality and safety of care.

Madeleine Boulay Bolduc, MSc.N is associate director of nursing care for the professional and clinical development sector of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

She is an adjunct professor at the McGill University School of Nursing. She is a member of the Réseau universitaire intégré de santé (RUIS) McGill issue table, representing nursing care, and also chairs the RUIS McGill nursing subcommittee. Prior to her arrival at the MUHC, she worked for several years at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto as program director of surgery. She is a member of the Academy of Canadian Executive Nurses and is an EXTRA fellow. Madeleine has a keen interest in the evidence-based harmonization of interprofessional practices. She has led a number of projects of this kind at the MUHC.

For more information, please contact roc-csa@chsrf.ca or 613-728-2238 ext. 221.