The annual Quality Forum conference brings together clinicians, QI practitioners, researchers, patient partners and health care leaders to share best practices for improving health care quality across the continuum of care. This year, PHC was an event sponsor and well-represented among the conference organizers, award winners, and those presenting their work at the forum. Here are a few highlights:

  • Camille Ciarniello is on the planning committee for Quality Forum and also presented on Compassionate Disclosure and creating a patient safety culture of honest disclosure of patient safety incidents.
  • Stef Macleod led a presentation on “Implementing a Standardized Process for Cardiology Follow-up Post Cardiac Admission to Hospital,​ Lisa Maks and Aggie Black presented on “Bringing Wou​nd Care to the Community for People without Homes.” Check out this Daily Scan article​ to learn more about the initiatives PHC has been taking to bring wound care to those in need.
  • Adrienne Melck, Endocrine Surgeon at PHC, presented on “Identification and Minimization of Preventable Disruptions in the OR.”
  • Drs Trina Montemurro and Chris Prabhakar presented on their innovative approach to using regional anesthesia rather than general anesthesia for ambulatory breast cancer surgery.
  • Kathy Le, Nurse Educator in the Medicine program, presented a poster on “Promoting Oral Care on an Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit: A Mixed Methods Study,” while Kamola Ismadiyarova presented a poster on “Evaluation of Discharge Opioid Prescription Practices in the Orthopaedic Surgery Department.”​
  • Claire Doherty, Leader in the Virtual Health team, presented a poster on “Virtual Psychiatry Consultation,” while Javiera Errazuriz led a poster presentation on “A Delirium Reduction Strategy for the Surgical High Acuity Unit.”
  • The BC Adult Remote Cochlear Implant Program, based at St Paul’s Hospital, won the award for Excellence in Quality: Living with Illness or Disability for their work to create a virtual platform that enables implant recipients to complete follow-up visits without leaving their homes. Kudos to this team, led by Darren Barnfield! Learn more about the program and its impact here.