SafetySafety

Read how other organizations have made impacts in safety through participation in the EXTRA program.

 

 


Novel tool prevents avoidable emergency department visits by long-term care residents

Novel tool prevents avoidable emergency department visits by long-term care residents

El Bestawi developed a novel tool to help staff within the UHN long-term care facility detect health decline in their residents. Named PREVIEW-ED© (Practical Routine Elder Variants Indicate Early Warning for ED), it assists staff in the identification of early health decline related to four conditions responsible for 49 percent of the potentially avoidable hospitalizations. Read more

 


Enabling leadership: An integrated approach to quality, safety and risk

Enabling Leadership

Healthcare professionals have long attempted to clearly understand and benefit from the apparent interrelationship that quality improvement and organizational risk management have on patient safety, yet implementation of an integrated approach has remained elusive. Read more


 


Managing Care Transitions to Enhance Patient Safety

Managing Care Transitions to Enhance Patient SafetyThis clinical initiative changed the traditional group change of shift report that occurred in the nursing conference room to a nurse-to-nurse verbal exchange at the patient’s bedside. Change of shift report is an integral part of a nurse’s daily routine, and it provides essential patient information to oncoming nurses. Read more