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June 18, 2024

Journey to Choosing Wisely Quality Improvement Status

Island Health recognized as a Choosing Wisely Canada Hospital and celebrating our continued commitment to quality improvement with the launch of our new Choosing Wisely Interactive Report for data monitoring!

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June 18, 2024

CPOE at Royal Jubilee: How it’s going one week in

Since fully activating the electronic health record (EHR) at Royal Jubilee Hospital (RJH) June 8, medical staff have been getting used to a new set of tools to assist them with computerized provider order entry (CPOE) and management. The overall feeling so far is that of “increasing confidence”, according to Associate Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Eric Shafonsky.

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June 17, 2024

The Campbell River Primary Care Access Clinic is Open

The new clinic is in the administration building on the North Island Hospital grounds in Campbell River. There is a dedicated health-care team including a physician or nurse practitioner, registered nurses, and a medical office assistant.

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June 17, 2024

Island Health’s Climate Change & Planetary Health Conference

Island Health's first-ever Climate Change & Planetary Health Conference is taking place on Thursday, September 26 at the Vancouver Island Convention Center in Nanaimo. This is a single-day, in-person conference and is open to all Island Health staff and medical staff.

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June 12, 2024

Canadian Men’s Health Month: Exploring Perinatal Depression in Men

June marks Canadian Men's Health Month – an excellent opportunity to consider the important but often neglected topic of perinatal depression in men.

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June 11, 2024

April/May MHSU Update

The Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Update connects Island Health staff with the latest news and achievements. April/May highlights include a new Early Psychosis Intervention facility, the launch of Just Culture training, welcoming new team members, and celebrating the literary success of Psychiatric Nurse May Sosa. We also spotlight the positive impacts of our Acute MHSU Quality Improvement Huddles.

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June 11, 2024

MRI ordering for Family Physicians and Nurse Practitioners

Island Health Medical Imaging have adopted appropriateness criteria for MRI ordering in alignment with provincial initiatives and Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations.

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June 11, 2024

Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Policy and Procedure

The NEW Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Policy and Procedure have been posted on the intranet Policies and Procedures page under Medication Systems. The policy and procedure provide clear direction on proper disposal of medications, packaging, supplies used to prepare, carry, and administer medication.

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June 10, 2024

Improved access to mental health, addictions coming to Westshore

COLWOOD – A new community mental-health and substance-use service will soon offer accessible care closer to home for residents of the Westshore on southern Vancouver Island.

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June 7, 2024

More than 14,500 lives lost to unregulated toxic drugs, eight years into public health crisis

VICTORIA – Unregulated toxic drugs claimed the lives of 182 people in April 2024 according to preliminary data from the BC Coroners Service.

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