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Structure, processes, and initial outcomes of The Ottawa Hospital Multi-Specialist Limb-Preservation Clinic and Programme: A unique-in-Canada quality improvement initiative

June 28, 2021

Corrine McIsaac, PhD, RN

In 2017, The Ottawa Hospital initiated a unique-in-Canada quality improvement initiative by opening a novel, multi-specialist limb-preservation clinic. We sought to describe the structure, processes, and initial outcomes of the clinic and evaluate whether it is achieving its mandate of providing high-quality wound clinical care, education, and research. We conducted a descriptive prospective cohort study alongside a nested study of 162 clinic patients requiring serial assessments.

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

August 26, 2020

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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