Posts Tagged ‘Infection control’

  • Levelling up at RVH

    Date: 2016.03.02 | Category: Health, Rants & complaints | Response: 0

    Since my last post, a lot has happened. This past November the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

    Picture of my grandfather undergoing dialysis.

    Picture of my grandfather undergoing dialysis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    opened their first in-centre dialysis chair. With the one chair they have given dialysis to up to 12 patients per week. With one chair! WOW!

    I joined the Renal Patient & Family Advisory Committee, which saw me invited to today’s Clinical Operations Re-Design Group meeting.

    Now the temporary unit is set to open at the beginning of April with two in-patient chairs, and four chairs for out-patients who need extra in-centre care.

    I was fortunate to have a tour earlier today. Located near the Atrium entrance will make getting to dialysis easy for the out-patients. The unit is small. Might be tight once equipment and chairs move in, but it’ll be comfortable. Gone are the curtains you may be used to, replaced with screens for infection control.

    In addition the unit has an isolation room for any patients that require it, and three sinks to ensure handwashing is priority #1. They’re not fooling around with infection.

    As well there will be a washroom which is easily accessible for patients. Patients who can’t sit in a chair and require a bed will also be accommodated.

    Overall the temporary unit looks very promising, and earns an A+. Great job all.

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