e-link - March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017

e-link is an online, weekly newsletter for Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region employees, physicians and volunteers.

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We stand on their shoulders

Recently the Quilts of Valour – Canada (QOVC), along with other dignitaries came to honour the 41 WWII veterans at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre and to present them with one-of-a-kind, handmade quilts to say thank you for their service to our country.

Quality and Safety news:

Antimicrobial Stewardship 5 minute update - March 2017

This month's highlighted intervention is making improvements at RGH 6F.

Students teaching students: Why inter-professional education matters

It builds better communication skills, increases their knowledge of each other’s roles and ultimately improves patient care and thanks to the support from the region, inter-professional education opportunities for Health Science students in the region continue to grow.

National Health Ethics Week events

You're invited to attend sessions on Medical Assistance in Dying, Professional Conscientious Refusal and Moral Medicine: Where is the place of Ethics in clinical practice -- all as part of the region's participation in Health Ethics Week.

System Sustainability news:

Doing more with less in home care

Home Care is spending less money on supplies and providing more client service, in part, because of the implementation of a new inventory management system.

Transformation Talk:

With the provincial budget comes uncertainty

The release of the provincial budget is always a day of uncertainty for administrators and health systems. Though the budget and transition to a single health authority are not directly linked, it is hard not to see them in the same light.

Region news and upcoming events:

Rock Your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day

A huge thanks to our friends at Healthline 811 for rockin’ their socks on World Down Syndrome day.

Ask the Board: Upcoming public meeting

Here's your opportunity to ask questions and hear from your Board.