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20/10/2018
Health Care Heroes Radiothon!
Tune in to CKNX AM920, FM 101.7 or FM 94.5 and donate to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation or the Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation! You can also join the Seaforth Community Hospital at Maplewood Manor between 9 am and 4 pm for entertainment, a silent auction, BBQ and other events!
23/10/2018
Blood Donor Clinic - Stratford
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm / Rotary Complex
Stroke is a medical emergency. If you experience any of these signs, call 9-1-1. Do not drive to the hospital. An ambulance will get you to the best hospital for stroke care. Face - is it drooping? Arms - can you raise both? Speech - is it slurred or jumbled? Time - to call 9-1-1 right away.
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The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, in it’s commitment to quality and patient safety strongly supports the public reporting of patient safety indicators, as mandated by the Government of Ontario.  Patient Safety indicators are an important part of the continuous quality improvement process and are used by hospitals to track incident rates, identify areas for improvement, and set action plans for improvement.   

To learn more about patient safety indicators, visit http://www.health.gov.on.ca/.

Central Line Infections (CLI)
A central line infection occurs when a central venous catheter (or "line") placed into a patient’s vein gets infected. ...  
Clostridium difficile-Associated Disease (CDI)
C difficile is also referred to as an antibiotic-associated diarrhea. ...  
Hand Hygiene Compliance
Clean hands are one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs that can cause infection and illness. ...  
Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio (HSMR)
Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio is a ratio of the actual number of deaths to the expected number of deaths among patients in the hospital....  
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium that lives on the skin and mucous membranes of healthy people. Occasionally these bacteria can cause an infection. When S. aureus develops resistance to certain antibiotics, it is called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. ...  
Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC)
The surgical safety checklist is a one-page list of 26 of the most common tasks and items that operating room teams carry out to ensure patient safety. ...  
Surgical Site Infections
The Surgical Site Infections prevention percentage refers only to the use of antibiotics that help prevent surgical site infections from occurring in hip and knee joint replacement surgeries...  
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
Vancomycin is an antibiotic used to treat certain infections, including those caused by most strains of Enterococcus. Enterococci are bacteria commonly found in the intestinal tract of healthy people. When vancomycin is unable to kill these bacteria, the bacteria are called VRE....  
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia is defined as pneumonia (a serious lung infection) that can occur in patients (specifically ICU patients) who need assistance breathing with a mechanical ventilator for at least 48 hours. ...