Just over a dozen Nurse Led Outreach teams exist in Ontario, and one of the most unique of these is at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Since 2009, the team has supported many clients to manage medical conditions outside the hospital, helping them to avoid Emergency Department visits and decrease the need for a Hospital stay.
The Cardiac Catheterization Lab, or “Cath Lab” at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is a specialized, regional unit that actually contains two separate catheterization rooms. The unit provides several services for patients with a variety of heart conditions and events. Our Cath Lab team is comprised of a small, close-knit team of professionals including Interventional and Diagnostic Cardiologists, Surgeons, RN’s, MRT’s, and clerks. Together, the team provides 24/7 emergency care, right here in Thunder Bay.
What’s the difference between a Visitor and a Care Partner? Both are important to patients, and both help improve experiences in care. At Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Care Partners are important member of the patient’s care team.
Levia Berardi is a cook in Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s Flavours Cafeteria. As a hardworking and dedicated employee, Levia continuously strives to improve the menu for our patients, visitors, and staff in order to provide a positive experience for those dining at our Hospital. She listens to her customers and tailors the menu to fit their needs and because of her, our cafeteria now offers various items that are vegan and gluten-free. Her committment to the health and satisfaction of others earned her the Healthy Together Walk the Talk Award.
Feedback from patients and family members regularly leads to improvements. At Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, it has resulted in a wide array of changes, such as increased parking spaces, better access after-hours, and improved use of patient waiting rooms.
Point Of Care UltraSound (PoCUS) is becoming a very important skill and a standard of care in Emergency Medicine. To help improve the level of care provided to our patients and families, members of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s emergency care team recently participated in PoCUS simulation training.
The new Mental Health Liaison Service provides assessment and treatment recommendations for patients with mental health challenges admitted to a non-mental health unit. The interprofessional consultation team consists of psychiatry, mental health nursing and medical learners.
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