The average number of patients receiving ultrasound therapy in the Physiotherapy Department has doubled with the addition of a new ultrasound machine, thanks to Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant. Ultrasound therapy is given to patients before an operation to improve surgical outcomes, and after an operation to reduce scarring, improve mobility and reduce pain.
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre achieved the Best Practice Spotlight Organization Designation (BPSO) with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) in May 2013.
We instituted a policy with all peripheral IVs expected to be in place for greater than 3 hours will be dressed with a securement device.
Central Venous Access Device Research Project in the Critical Care is evaluating the use of Normal Saline to maintain patency.
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