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IPAC Workshop Day
Last week, the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) department hosted over 130 participants as part of the 2017 Grade 11 IPAC Workshop Day, highlighting the importance of knowledge sharing with UHN and the wider Toronto community. This workshop, which has been running since 2014, hosts students enrolled in a Specialist High Skills Major program focused on health and wellness.
The students had a chance to practice how to put on and take off Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while covered in chocolate pudding, debunk and discuss common infection control myths as part of the IPAC Mythbusters, and see how chocolates can be used to learn about stool documentation as part of the Chocolate Bristol Stool Chart. You can learn more about the program in the UHN News article here.
Michener cranes CT scanner into 11thfloor
Last week the Michener Institute of Education received its newest CT scanner, through an impressive feat of engineering; the 4,000-lb scanner had to be lifted by crane into its new home through a window on the 11thfloor of the St. Patrick Campus.
Michener’s newest CT scanner is the product of a solid year of negotiations between The Michener Institute and UHN, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and health technology industry partners. Toshiba Canada Medical Systems donated the used Aquilion-64 unit that will allow Michener students to learn the imaging protocols that are in current clinical use. You can read more about the new scanner and see a video of the unit being lifted by crane into the building here.
Reminder – Strategic Planning Town Hall at TR – University Centre today
Over the last few weeks I have been travelling to all of our sites to update staff on our Strategic Planning process so far, and share the direction UHN is heading towards. At each site staff have asked insightful questions and provided great commentary on UHN’s journey of renewal and I want to say thank you to those who attended.
Today I will be sharing this update at Toronto Rehab’s University Centre from 1 – 2PM (2ndFloor Auditorium). If you haven’t had a chance to join one of the Town Halls, I encourage you to come out to the event today!
If you cannot make it today, I will be at Michener on Friday, April 28thfrom 12 – 1PM (Schatz Hall, 5th Floor Lounge), once students are done exams. We are committed to continuing to keep everyone at UHN updated and engaged in the strategic planning process – you can learn more about our progress by visiting www.renewinguhn.ca. I will also be touching on the plan at the AGM and scheduling Town Halls again in the fall to share the final plan.