Education and Awareness campaigns aimed at helping reduce the stigma of mental illness were made possible with a $10,000 grant from the Health Sciences Foundation. As well, Adult Mental Health has received some new electronics through a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant. The flat screen TV, DVD/VCR player and Nintendo Wii are helping improve patients’ moods, lessen their anxiety and support their relaxation.
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre achieved the Best Practice Spotlight Organization Designation (BPSO) with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) in May 2013.
We instituted a policy with all peripheral IVs expected to be in place for greater than 3 hours will be dressed with a securement device.
Central Venous Access Device Research Project in the Critical Care is evaluating the use of Normal Saline to maintain patency.
Visit the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario website at www.rnao.ca