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Validating the how2trak Postoperative Patient Experience & Patient Outcomes

August 26, 2020

Corrine McIsaac, PhD, RN

Surgical site infections increase health care costs, morbidity, and mortality in 2% to 5% of surgical patients. Standardised post-surgical surveillance is rare in community settings, causing under-reporting and under-serving of the documented 60% of surgical site infections occurring following hospital discharge.

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Alternatives to In-person Healthcare in a Time of Uncertainty

March 21, 2020

Dr. Karen Cross MD, PhD, FRCSC

In our current time of uncertainty, many of us have questions, and one of them may be, “how am I going to connect with my patients, when I can’t see them in my office?” As the world grapples with the implications of COVID-19, we find ourselves at a pivotal point in the delivery of healthcare; one that has been moving along slowly but surely, but is now being called to accelerate and rise to the challenge - virtual healthcare delivery. 

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Team approach to wound care enhances patient experience

October 30, 2019

Corrine McIsaac, PhD, RN

For many people, a cracked callus is nothing more than a nuisance. But as a person with diabetes, Debora LePage knew that the one she saw on her left foot could be cause for concern. Debora decided to go to the Emergency Department at the Cornwall Community Hospital...

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Post-Caesarean Section Surgical Site Infection Surveillance Using an Online Database and Mobile Phone Technology

August 1, 2017

Corrine McIsaac, PhD, RN

In August 2017 The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC) published this article, exploring the feasibility of using an online database and mobile phone technology (our own how2trak Surgery application) as a post-discharge surveillance system among women undergoing a caesarean section in Canada. Read the full article here!

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