Success Story: Walk a Doc

Do you have an idea for how to improve care within the hospital? Want to pick an Island Health colleague’s brain to get their perspective? You might want to take advantage of the new South Island project ‘Walk a Doc’. Initiated by Dr. Jason Wale, this project aims to create […]

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Success Story: South Island Emergency Department Simulation Initiative ‘undoubtedly saved lives’ during the recent spike in temperatures

When the ‘heat dome’ descended recently onto British Columbia, many emergency departments were flooded with patients suffering from hyperthermia, a rare but potentially life-threatening condition.  Although hyperthermia is not seen frequently in our emergency rooms, it requires specialized, time-sensitive treatment. Fortunately, the Victoria ED Simulation initiative had run a hyperthermia […]

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Success Story: Enhancing Specialist Care for Patients with Decompensated Liver Disease

Physicians often see opportunities for improvements to patient care in the course of their practice. Dr. Rohit Pai (Gastroenterology) and Dr. Brian McArdle (Internal Medicine) saw one when treating patients living with decompensated liver cirrhosis. This complex patient population present frequently at the emergency room for treatment, and require regular […]

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Success Story: Building a Shared Vision for a Bladder Care Clinic

Patients with bladder and pelvic floor issues often require specialized testing and multidisciplinary care involving a variety of providers, including gynecologists, urologists, family physicians, nurses, and physiotherapists. However, the provision of these services can be disjointed and the wait times prohibitively long. Patients dealing with incontinence could sometimes wait 6 […]

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