Archive for August, 2011 Vol. 8 No. 18, August 31, 2011

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Fact and Stats The general public is increasingly using social media, mobile technology and online news outlets during disasters, according to a survey by the American Red Cross. The two-part survey – conducted by ORC International on behalf of the organization – polled 1,011 individuals by telephone and 1,046 people online between June 23 and June [...]

Longwoods eLetter August 30, 2011

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Quote “Then, something happened.” Bob Evans. Click here to find out what. Essays Will Falk Comments on John Ronson’s essay “LHINs at Five years – What Now?” Off the Cuff Tom Closson: 17 clips to retirement. No. 3 “. . .the most fundamental challenges, both practical and ethical, that healthcare institutions have to face in [...]

WHO Guidelines On Hand Hygiene In Health Care

Monday, August 29th, 2011

WHO Guidelines On Hand Hygiene In Health Care: A Summary Click here to download the entire PDF

Improving Hand Hygiene

Monday, August 29th, 2011

How-to Guide: Improving Hand Hygiene A Guide for Improving Practices among Health Care Workers This guide was prepared in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA),  and has been endorsed by APIC and [...]

HR Resources Newsletter Vol.4 No.17 | August 25, 2010

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

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Longwoods eLetter August 23, 2011

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Quote “The underlying principle of Canadian medicare – access to essential care based on need – commands the enduring loyalty of the Canadian public. How is it, then, that this principle remains insecure” – Brian Hutchison More Essays Nursing Practice Models: Time for Change by Dot Pringle Off the Cuff Can The Edmonton Obesity Staging [...]

Can The Edmonton Obesity Staging System Provide A Path For New Anti-Obesity Drugs?

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011 For original post click here As readers of these pages are well aware, there is currently only one prescription drug (orlistat) for the long-term management of obesity and recent applications for new anti-obesity drugs have run into considerable obstacles with licensing agencies, not least the US Food and Drug Administration. Thus, [...]

What Do We Know About Family Physicians Who Accept New Patients?

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

From CIHI As a point of entry to the health care system, Canadian family physicians occupy an important place. For this reason, patients’ access to family physicians is of great importance, and gaining a better understanding of the factors that can influence whether or not a family physician accepts new patientsi is critical in terms [...]

Hospital cafeteria gets chef’s touch

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Printed in The Toronto Star, Friday, August 19, 2011 St. Joseph’s Health Centre has a culinary secret. Its food is so good that people who live and work in Roncesvalles Village drop by for meals. The menu is the work of two devoted chefs. John Butler spent almost eight years with the Oliver & Bonacini [...] Vol. 8 No. 17, August 17, 2011

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Facts and Stats Nearly 80% of U.S. consumers surveyed this year said they are wary of electronic health records (EHR) because they fear that their personal information might be stolen or lost if it were stored in an EHR system. The online survey, conducted by Harris Interactive for Xerox in February and released last month, [...]