October 17, 2017

Putting more nutrition on the tray - Improving hospital food

Poor food intake in hospital can lead to a longer recovery. A new study is being undertaken in Ontario to better understand how food intake is associated with the patients' perception and satisfaction with hospital food.  Researchers from the University of Guelph (Lisa Duizer) and University of Waterloo (Heather Keller)…

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October 10, 2017

Nil per Os Orders for Imaging - A Teachable Moment

This recently published review uses a case study to discuss the overuse and inappropriate use of the NPO order:

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September 28, 2017

Le programme SipSup trouve son élan au CUSM

Après avoir été mis en oeurve avec succès au Département de médicine interne de l’Hôpital général de Montréal (HGM-CUSM) en 2016, le programme SipSup desitiné a améliorer l’état nutritionnel des patients est déployé à l’Hôpital Royal Victoria (HRV-CUSM), dans le même département.

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September 19, 2017

Ontario primary care poster

Are you a primary care clinician working in Ontario?  This poster may be of interest to you:

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July 10, 2017

Près de la moitié des patients arrivent dénutris lorsqu'ils sont admis dans les hôpitaux Canadiens. Un dépistage systématique pourrait faire la différence.

This appeared in la Tribune on June 16, 2017.

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July 18, 2016

Would hospital managers dare to take the challenge? Bravo Ottawa Hospital!!

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This appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on July 18, 2016

Later the same day on CBC’s As it Happens

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February 18, 2016

How hospital food budgets affect patients

Heather Keller was interviewed for this TVO article, which was published on Feb. 18, 2016


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February 10, 2016

Can I Eat Yet? An opinion piece from the Journal of the American Medical Association

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A senior resident writes that it is time to maximize one’s partnership with patients. Posted February 10, 2016

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December 2, 2015

Health Research Week at Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region

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Preventing Malnutrition in Regina, SK

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August 7, 2015

Comment about hospital food – Times Colonist (BC)

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This letter to the editor was published in the Times Colonist on August 7, 2015. Take heed – poor food intake is an independent risk factor for malnutrition. 

Letter to the Editor.

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