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The World Health Organization's annual World Patient Safety Day was observed Sept. 17, with the theme: 'Engaging Patients for Patient Safety.' At UHN, we value partnering with patients in care. Encouraging patients to escalate care concerns is one way we can do this. Last week, there was a
UHN News article on the quality improvement pilot project aiming to improve patient and family engagement in raising safety concerns at the bedside on TW-9A. This work is being collaboratively led by Quality, Safety & Clinical Adoption, Patient Experience and the 9A Team. The lessons learned from this pilot will be spread across UHN. I encourage you to learn more about the pilot project
September 20th is Rehabilitation Day, which gives us a chance to celebrate the rehab professionals at UHN and across Toronto. At
Toronto Rehab, dedicated teams help patients overcome the challenges of disabling injury, illness, or age-related health conditions to live active, healthier, and more independent lives. We are also thankful for the many rehab professionals in acute care.
The KITE Research Institute is a global leader in complex rehabilitation science focused on prevention, restoration, enhanced participation, and independent living, with researchers engaged in developing treatments, devices, and products.
UHN Altum Health specializes in interdisciplinary outpatient rehabilitation with expertise in musculoskeletal injury and concussion. Altum's team of allied health professionals help people achieve improved health and function by providing the right care, at the right time, with the right providers. Learn more about TeamUHN
reduced rates at any location, and how 100% of net revenue goes back to UHN. Help us keep the conversation going by sharing your inspiring rehab messages on social media. Remember to use the hashtag #RehabilitationDay.
Rally for Rehab, presented by BMO, raised more than $180,000 to support Toronto Rehab (TR)'s KITE Research Institute. On Sept. 10, more than 300 people gathered at TR's Rumsey Centre for a fun-filled morning of activities, including an accessible walk or roll around the Leaside neighbourhood and inspiring conversations about the critical role rehabilitation plays in transforming lives. A highlight from the day was watching Chloë Angus, confined to a wheelchair since a tumour on her spinal cord stole the use of her legs, walk outside for the first time in eight years for an emotional ribbon-cutting ceremony. She used a Human in Motion exoskeleton – an assistive mobility device Chloë helped design at Toronto Rehab that is now in a Phase 2 clinical trial. On behalf of Toronto Rehab and UHN Foundation, I thank everyone who participated and supported this event. Don't miss
the video of Chloë, linked in the image below.
Join UHN researchers on Oct. 3 for a free Gairdner Global Perspectives Panel to explore the complexities of the human brain, the most powerful organ in the body. UHN's Drs. Gelareh Zadeh and Jaideep Bains will join colleague Jiwon Oh in a discussion, moderated by broadcast journalist Mary Ito, on tools and resources to understand the human brain on a deeper level, from brain tumours and stress to anxiety and multiple sclerosis. This event, hosted in partnership with the Krembil Brain Institute and the Ontario Brain Institute, is presented by TELUS Health.
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And now.. our
video of the week. This clip shows how to use a Naloxone kit, which can reverse fentanyl, opioid, and oxycodone overdoses.
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