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 Association of Critical Care Nurses

Canadian Critical Care Society

Canadian Critical Care Trials Group

Canadian Institute of Patient Safety

Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists

Critical Care Services Ontario (CCSO)  

Ministry of Health and Long Term Care of Ontario (MOHLTC) Critical Care Nurse Training Standards

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 hospital website.

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