SYNTHESIS PROJECTS SEPT 2016-FEBRUARY 2017
|1. Namgis Health Centre
|Developing culturally safe care
|Assist with developing culturally safe care for people living in Alert Bay
|2. Strive Living Society
|Training videos & MedRec for Assisted Living
|Create training materials (e.g., basic videos or podcasts) for major resident diagnoses.
Assist with upgrading current MedRec process.
|3. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
|Family Orientation experience at Sunnyhill
|Interview families and staff; help revise current family orientation experience
|4. Alexander Street Community Program
|Contraceptive needs for a vulnerable population
|Survey/interview clients about their knowledge, attitudes and practices re: contraceptive use. If possible, develop education aids.
|5. Alexander Street Community Program
|Trauma-informed practice among HC workers at Alexander Street
|Survey/interview HC workers’ about their knowledge, attitudes and practices related to trauma-informed care delivery and practice. If possible, collate or create educational materials for staff.
|6. Vancouver Coastal Health Acute Care for Elders Unit
|What do nurses need to know about delirium/delirium prevention?
|Do a needs assessment survey of VCH ACE unit nurses. Organize/create staff resources on delirium.
|7. BC Children’s Hospital
|Home care knowledge needs for children with ventilators and trachs
|Revise current educational materials for caregivers.
|8. GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre-Vancouver Coastal Health
|Developing resources to complement the sexual health rehabilitation framework for the GF Strong Rehab Centre
|Sexual health is a basic human right. Nurses need to understand basic concepts related to sexual health and sexual health rehabilitation. This project aims to organize/create resources to better inform nurses about those concepts.
|9. BC Center for Disease Control
|Social Marketing-HPV immunizations for adolescent girls
|Learn about public health messaging for a unique population-design appropriate promotional content and delivery strategies
|10. Turning Point Recovery Society
|Wilderness curriculum for life engagement after addictions recovery
|Work with Turning Point staff to develop wildnerness-based activities for clients in addictions recovery
|11. Turning Point Recovery Society
|Promoting Healing through Therapeutic Writing-
|Telling stories/journaling is a therapeutic experience. Work with Turning Point staff to establish a peer-mentor writing program and possible writing publications
|12. Turning Point Recovery Society
|Turning Point-VCH: Policy development for Naloxone use
|Develop policy and practice from the ground up with VCH Harm Reduction Services, Community Care Licensing, Turning Point.
|13. Vancouver Coastal Health
|New grad program redesign
|Assist VCH clinical educators with assessing/refining current new grad program
|14. Evergreen Community Health Center
|Integrating evidence-based information about e-cigarettes into school-based smoking prevention programs
|Assist with development of educational materials and delivery in schools
|15. Hillcrest Centre/Douglas Park Community
|Evaluating an arts and culture program for seniors
|How do arts activities influence senior engagement and buffer against dementia? Participate in an evaluation project.
|16. RICHER Program, BC Children’s Hospital
|RICHER: Social pediatrics for children at risk
|Evaluate the effect of a clinic-based screening tool on connecting children/families to resources
|Comprehensive knowledge of physical assessment
|Identify or create online resources that cover head-to-toe assessments across the lifespan
|18. Community and Family Health, Vancouver Coastal Health
|STUDENT FALLS PROJECT- Paramedic management of seniors with fall
|Help identify and collate resources for paramedics re: prevention and management of seniors with fall
|19. Institute of Healthcare Improvement Open School
|This project is an I-CAN project that covers 8 weeks.
|20. United Gospel Mission
|The UGM-Primary Care Referral Process
|21. United Gospel Mission
|UGM Diabetic education for staff
|Assist with resource development for UGM staff-diabetes is a common co-morbidity for the UGM clientele.
|22. Evelyn Saller
|Maximize client engagement during a free pop-up clinic for Evelyn Saller clients and their pets
|23. Evergreen Community Health Center
|Improving care for children and youth
|This project will examine ways to improve the relationship between Vancouver public health and the Vancouver School Board
|24. Evergreen Community Health Center
|Home health wound care referral process
|Referrals for wound care after acute care can fall through the cracks. Work with a home health team to audit and improve the referral process.
|25. Pender Clinic
|Environmental scan of DTES resources for primary care/home care nurses
|There are programs and services for DTES clients-but they need to be collated for easy use by clients and nurses.
|26. Pender Clinic
|Women’s Night in the DTES
|Conduct a needs assessment, plan self-sustaining model to raise women’s awareness of self-healthcare management; assist with organizing women’s peer support groups; work on potential grant funding
|27. Ravensong Community Health Centre
|Under development-will expose students to nurse roles and accountabilities at Ravensong
|28. Canadian Mental Health Association of BC
|Learning from Brilliant Failures
|Brilliant Failures are defined as practices that were implemented based on good intentions, with efforts to avoid mistakes, yet without having reached the planned effects. Work with a nurse colleague in WHO to identify what can learn from public health Brilliant Failures.
|30. Vancouver Coastal Health
|Ensuring appropriate follow up care for frail elder d/c from the ED