Meal Times Matter at Providence Care Hospital
In recognition of Canadian Malnutrition Week, we are taking a look at what Providence Care Hospital has done to resolve issues that often stop patients from eating well in hospitals. It’s not always the menu, often it’s a multifaceted problem that includes interruptions during meal times, lack of assistance to…
Hospital Food You Can Excited About
Bland institutional food can be bad for patients in many ways..... https://nyti.ms/2NreVoE
More-2-Eat Implementation Study Phase 2 research opportunity
More-2-Eat is seeking 5 new hospitals to be part of Phase 2. During this 18-month study, the original 5 hospitals will spread their improved nutrition care processes to other units, while 5 new hospitals will learn how to make improvements and will be supported to make change.
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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)…
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:
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.
Ontario primary care poster
Are you a primary care clinician working in Ontario? This poster may be of interest to you:
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.
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
How hospital food budgets affect patients
Heather Keller was interviewed for this TVO article, which was published on Feb. 18, 2016