Recap: Meet Sarah Chapdelaine, Last Year’s Health Talks Student Contest Winner

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Sarah Chapdelaine is an occupational therapy student at UBC. Her moving essay was chosen as the winner of Health Talks 2014’s Student Contest – you can read it here. She hopes for us to evolve the language used around suicide as it relates to mental illness so we can remove stigma, facilitate recovery for those at risk and help heal… Read more »

Quality Forum 2014 Storyboard Winners

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Computed Tomography (CT) Island-Wide Improvement Heather Nash, Island Health Download the storyboard here   Evolving Care Systems: A Co-Location Model for Change Camille Rozon, Providence Health Care Download the storyboard here   Implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for Elective Colorectal Surgery on T8 & 9 at Vancouver General Hospital Andrea Bisaillon, Vancouver Coastal… Read more »

QF14’s Stream of Critical Care-related Sessions

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If you’re interested in improving critical care, check out these sessions. You can learn more about them in our Registration Guide. A3: Filling the Cracks: Integrating Community and Emergency Care for Complex Patients Proactive Mental Health Assessments in the Emergency Department to Improve Care Shared Care Planning for Complex Patients Regional Integrated Complex Patient Care… Read more »

Health Care and Academia Converge at QF14

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Check out these sessions that explore linkages between health care and university programs. B4: Integrating Health Care and Academia: Partnership for Change How can we equip practice-ready graduates with the knowledge they need to change and improve the health care system? This is the question being asked by the BC Academic Health Quality Network –… Read more »

Antimicrobial Stewardship Topics at QF14

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If you’re interested in antimicrobial stewardship, these sessions might be for you. C5: There Aren’t Any New Ones – Why Antibiotic Stewardship is Now Essential This session will describe the calamity of antibiotic resistance in global, national, provincial and local contexts. Participants will leave with a better understanding of new Accreditation Canada requirements, BC Ministry of Health… Read more »

Surgical Sessions at QF14

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Work in surgery? These sessions might interest you. Learn more about them in our Registration Guide. A6 + B6: Measurement Basics B5: Physician Engagement – Turning Skeptics into Allies C6: Leaders and Clinicians – Why Learning Boards Should be Your New Best Friend D2: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery – A Team Effort! F2: Culturing Improvement… Read more »

Do You Provide Care for Seniors? Check Out these Sessions

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We’ve identified a stream of sessions related to seniors care. Learn more about them in our Registration Guide. A1: In Residential Care, Complexity is Everywhere: Embracing Communication and Collaboration Sharing Care between Residential Complex Care and Seniors Mental Health on Vancouver Island CommuniCARE Evaluating the Collaborative Practice Process in Residential Care B2: Bringing MedRec Out… Read more »

MedRec-related Sessions

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Do you work with a medication-related initiative? Here are some Quality Forum sessions that may interest you: B2: Pills or Poisons? Medication Optimization Bringing MedRec Out of the Box! Caregivers’ Functional Literacy of their Children’s Medication Use Deploying Pharmacists from the Dungeon to Patient Care Units C4: “Align-tegrating” Medication Care for Seniors D1: Improving Medication… Read more »

And Our Fourth Plenary Speaker is…

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We’re excited to announce the Forum’s fourth and final plenary speaker: award-winning explorer, writer and photographer Bruce Kirkby! Bruce’s mesmerizing stories will encourage us to confront uncertainty, get out of our comfort zones, find our performance “sweet spots” and think creatively about how to improve health care in BC. Learn more about Bruce here.