Archive for July, 2012

Why you should always wear sunscreen

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

The New England Journal of Medicine recently reported on the 69 year-old man in the photo below. Constant sun exposure to one side of his face resulted in premature aging, though, the other side doesn’t look too bad for 69. The condition is called unilateral dermatoheliosis, which I think is Greek for make sure to [...]

2012 Annual Review from the Canadian Patient Safety Institute

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

CPSI Annual Review – English CPSI Annual Review – French cheap Retin-A 0.05%

BC Health Authorities Financials

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Vancouver-Island-Service-Plan-2010.11-2012.13-SERVICE-PLAN Vancouver Coastal Schedule of Board Member Remuneration and Expenses 2011 Vancouver Island Health Authority Remuneration and Expenses 2010-2011 Vancouver Coastal Schedule of Payments to Suppliers of Services 2011 Vancouver Island Health Authority Financials July, 2012 Suhagra

Advanced Care Directive Provincial Resources Canada

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Click here to download the entire PDF  Provincial /Territorial resources British Columbia Province of British Columbia – Making Future Health Care Decisions Province of British Columbia – Other Relevant Legal Information Alberta Alberta Health Services – Calgary and Region: Advance Care Planning Alberta Provincial Health Ethics Network – Making Difficult Health Care Decisions Government [...]

Health Data Users: come to Ottawa on September 10, 2012

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Program at a Glance – Click here to download the PDF

Patients Take a Bite of Prevention Apple with Web!based Interactive Personal Health Record

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

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An Interactive Preventive Care Record

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

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This Just In: Systems Designed to Fail, Fail

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

First there is the disaster that comes to light long after the fact. Then there is the inquiry. Then there is the scathing report that meticulously unearths the causes of the disaster. Then there is the apology (they’re allowed now – it’s the law!). Then there is restitution. Finally there is the commitment: never again. [...]

The Longwoods Barn Quilt

Monday, July 9th, 2012

War of 1812 to be Interpreted Through Trail of Barn Quilts – 11/01/2011 The official kick off date for three years of activities to commemorate the War of 1812 – 1814 is June 2012, but the buzz recently hit the national media. Local groups in this area are busy making plans. In 1811, the original [...]

20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Patient Fact Sheet Medical errors can occur anywhere in the health care system: In hospitals, clinics, surgery centers, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, pharmacies, and patients’ homes. Errors can involve medicines, surgery, diagnosis, equipment, or lab reports. These tips tell what you can do to get safer care. One in seven Medicare patients in hospitals experience [...]