Patients are able to get in and out of bed in Unit 2A much safer due to new bedside safety mats designed to prevent falls. The mats, which were made possible through a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant, have beveled edges for easy patient transfers from wheelchairs and lifts, and non-slip surfaces and padding underneath.
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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