How is Quality maintained?

Our goal in CCTC is to provide the best possible care for our patients and their families. As a university affiliated medical centre, we participate in the training of students from a variety of health professions. Consequently, our multidisciplinary teams continually review our practice guidelines to ensure that they reflect the most recent research findings.

Quality and safety are important areas of focus for health care organizations and there is a lot of behind the scenes activity and commitment to achieving these goals. CCTC and members of our team participate in a number of organizations and activities aimed at enhancing critical care. These include:

Accreditation Canada

Canadian Institute of Patient Safety!

The Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses

The Canadian Critical Care Society

The Canadian Critical Care Trials Group

The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists

The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care of Ontario Critical Care Strategy

You may learn more about the activities of these groups by clicking on their links.

CCTC monitors a number of patient outcome variables, including central line, antibiotic resistant organisms and pneumonia rates. This data is used to evaluate important trends and guide quality improvement activities. To find out more about London Health Sciences Centre Accountability, select the accountability link from the main hospital website or click here.


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Reviewed: October 30, 2018