T.I.M.E. for Canadian wound debridement recommendations | Case study

Case study on Canadian debridement recommendations produced by Opencity Inc

The debridement of wounds has been a mainstay of management for centuries, yet debridement recommendations for nurses in Canada have not been standardized until now. 

In this case study, we explore the development and launch of these debridement best practice recommendations by Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada, together with an accompanying position statement on nurses and debridement. 

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A path to modernize for those with spinal cord injury policy report | Case study

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A broad stakeholder group working through 2020 brought attention to the 33,000 people who use intermittent catheters every day in Ontario.

Individuals with a neurological condition, including a spinal cord injury (SCI), may not be able to empty their bladder on their own, which can lead to chronic urinary retention and serious health problems such as bladder damage or kidney disease. To prevent these problems from happening a catheter is used up to five times a day to drain the bladder, a process called intermittent catheterization. Here we explore a case study about the development and production of the policy report on behalf of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario.

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New standards of practice for NWSOCC | Case study

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The World Health Organization defines the quality of care as “the extent to which health care services provided to individuals and patient populations improve desired health outcomes.”

Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada has evolved substantially since the first set of standards of practice were published in 1997 in what was formerly the Canadian Association of Enterostomal Therapy. In this case study, we explore aspects of these revised standards’ development and publication and highlight five lessons to take to the next project.

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New recommendations for intermittent catheterization | Case study

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These intermittent catheterization practice recommendations signify a wonderful collaboration among four nursing associations in Canada.

The published recommendations built upon previous work by Opencity Inc on the European Association of Urology Nurses (EUAN) edited summary published in 2016. In this case study, we explore aspects of the recommendation and five lessons learned. 

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New position statement – Preoperative stoma site marking | Case study

Preoperative stoma site marking position statement case study

A joint Canadian position statement between Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy & Continence and colorectal surgeons marks a poignant step. This case study explores the process of this collaboration been nurses and physicians to improve outcomes for patients undergoing ostomy surgery. 

The body of literature is emphatic that preoperative site marking should be mandatory in elective cases. This position statement reinforces the necessity to have NSWOC and surgeons available at all times for emergency case interventions for stoma site marking. This project brought together 20 specialist nurses and surgeons from across Canada. It resulted in a position statement, practice enabler and video. 

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International Student Experience​ – #SLCcommunityhacks

International Experience, Brockville, St Lawrence College, Ontario, Social Hackathon

Canada ranks fourth as a destination for international students. The three-day campus International Experience roadshow built upon the work of the Social Hackathon at St. Lawrence College.

Here we explore the three-day roadshow that set out to hack ways to improve the international student experience.

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Application of Artificial Intelligence to Stop The Pressure

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It is fitting to consider how the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data science can bring us towards the elimination of pressure injuries/ ulcers on the worldwide Stop Pressure Injury day. The approach is so refreshing that it could help us tip the balance towards zero avoidable pressure injuries.

Here we preview an exciting new proceedings report titled Snakes & Ladders on how data science and Artificial Intelligence can create a paradigm shift in managing those at risk of wounds.

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EdemaWear e-commerce site | Case Study

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Selling a product directly to people, without the ability for them to order online is leaving money on the table. This is the situation that faced Quart Medical with their EdemaWear compression stockinet line.

In our, You have a website, what’s next? post, we identified 3 essentials steps to stepping up from a static website designed a decade ago, to one that engaged with customers. Here we explore the Quart Medical EdemaWear website case study.

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Building a new LiDCO website | Case Study

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The ambition for business leaders and marketers is to stand out in a competitive marketplace.

This case study examines LiDCO’s new online presence in the important US marketplace. At launch, the 97% HubSpot Website Grader rating emphasised that the core strategic principles had been accomplished.

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EAUN edited summary campaign | Case Study

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This new edited summary is an important step in implementing EAUN guidelines. As a knowledge translation enabler for practice, it supports nurses in making informed decisions about the care of patients.

This case study reflects two projects rolled into one. The first working with Wellspect Healthcare and EAUN to develop the edited summary of the intermittent catheterisation in adults guideline and second to configure the online campaign launch.

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