Every day our people at Sinai Health are doing extraordinary things. Captured Caring is a series featuring submissions from our people to provide you with inspiration and encouragement as we care for patients and each other. Have your own story or photo to share? Submit it here.
“November 19 was Worldwide Pressure Injury (PI) Prevention Day. We celebrated at Mount Sinai by offering a number of events ranging from a documentation working group retreat, PI education sessions led by Sinai Health clinical leaders, a virtual presentation by Kathleen Vollman titled The Forgotten Organ: Evidence Based Strategies of Pressure Injury Prevention in the Acute Care Environment, a vendor wound product fair, and unit-based PI education led by unit Clinical Nurse Specialists/Educators. All events were either virtual, or in-person with physical distancing maintained.”
Submitted by: William Mundle, Manager, Quality and Performance, Surgical Services and Urgent and Critical Care, Mount Sinai
“November is Fall Prevention Month and this year it coincided with the launch of a new remote patient safety monitoring system at Sinai Health. Pictured here is the central monitoring station where Remote Patient Safety Monitors (RPSMs) are providing an extra set of eyes and ears for teams on the inpatient units at Mount Sinai. From here, these new members of the Sinai Health team can monitor patients at high risk of falling, 24-hours-a-day. If a patient is at risk of falling, the RPSM can communicate with the patient verbally through the camera device or sound an alert so that a nurse can go and assist the patient. Along with routine fall risk assessment, high risk falls bundle, and SmartCells flooring, the implementation of the monitoring system will help to reduce critical injury related to falls. The system has launched at Mount Sinai and is scheduled to launch at Bridgepoint in early 2021.”
Submitted by: Agnes Tong, Senior Manager, Quality & Patient Safety, Sinai Health and Barb Allen, Nursing Unit Administrator, Mount Sinai
“The Bridgepoint Family Health Team was able to vaccinate over 800 of their patients in just six half-day flu shot clinics, all done outside! Our wonderful team made good use of the (mostly) nice weather and moved our usual flu clinics outside this year, to keep our patients and staff safe during COVID-19.”
Submitted by: Robert Smith, Director, Bridgepoint Family Health Team