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QHC surgeons ‘Cut the Count’ to help with opioid crisis
QHC surgeons ‘Cut the Count’ to help with opioid crisis
Maybe it starts with a prescription of Tylenol 3 to help you through a back injury, or perhaps it’s a prescription of Hydromorphone after surgery. Opioid addiction is a growing problem in North America and can begin with something as simple as a prescription of pills meant to help you cope with acute pain. Prescribing opioids to manage pain is a common practice across North America. Canadians are the second largest per-capita users of prescription opioids after the U.S.  Sadly, every day in Canada, an average 11 people die of opioid overdose. Ontario’s surgical community recognizes
Nursing Job Fair - September 27 Join Our Team! #HuntingforMoreHeroes
  Quinte Health Care (QHC) is excited to host its first Nursing Job Fair on September 27, 2019. QHC invites all Registered Nurses (RNs), Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) and anyone considering a career in nursing to attend the event. Quinte Health Care is looking to fill current and future positions across all four QHC hospitals – Belleville General Hospital, Trenton Memorial Hospital, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and North Hastings Hospital – and will be featuring these areas: Behavioural Support Transition Unit Critical Care Units (Emergency Departments &
#4MyTeam - Dr. Raistlin Majere
A touching gesture – “I work in the Transcription Department at Quinte Health Care, and was blown away when listening to Dr. Raistlin Majere dictate on a patient’s passing.  He mentioned that he led the team in a moment of silence, noting that the patient was someone’s mother, daughter, and also a fellow citizen of our community.  I was so touched by this simple, but extremely profound gesture.  He also thanks us, the Transcriptionists, at the end of ALL of his dictations.  He’s an extremely thoughtful and kind person.  It is a privilege to have him as a colleague and care
When every minute counts during a Code Stroke, we find ways to go faster!
Time is brain. The speed in which a stroke patient receives clot-busting tPA (aka the door-to-needle time) undoubtedly impacts their future quality of life. Upon ambulance arrival to hospital, the goal is to get the patient assessed by the physician and down for a CT scan as quickly as possible to determine whether they are a candidate for tPA (only 1 in 5 patients qualify, as it depends on the type of stroke). At QHC, we do this well, but there’s room for improvement. During a two-day Kaizen event in July, a large group of highly-engaged QHC staff, physicians and community partners
Living Well With Diabetes - Free 6-week workshop
September 11 - October 23, 2019 Wednesdays (1:30- 4 p.m.) Learn new skills and strategies to help you manage your diabetes daily, prevent complications and live healthier. Register today as spaces are limited. Contact Katie Chisholm, 613-969-7400, ext. 2884 or kchisholm@qhc.on.ca  
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