Performance Improvement



Pdf.png Critical Care Access and Consent Toolkit​ This resource assembled by Critical Care Services Ontario (CCSO) guides users through some of the ethical issues that arise in critical care and describes processes related to obtaining informed consent. The 'tools' are intended to facilitate the consent process and guide decision-makers through what can be considered challenging processes in the continuum of care.


Pdf.png Critical Care Unit Balanced Scorecard Toolkit​The toolkit focuses on twelve measures related to Quality of Care, Access and System Integration. It serves as a guide to critical care units that have implemented or are thinking about implementing the use of a unit level scorecard.​
Pdf.png VAP and CLI Toolkit​



This toolkit describes evidence based best practices and supports hospitals in their goal of reducing VAP and CLI incidents. ​
Pdf.png Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation Toolkit for Adult Acute Care Providers​​This toolkit summarizes resources and practices in the domain of long-term ventilation. In addition, the document provides examples of successful tools and strategies to help guide Ontario's acute care service providers in caring for mechanically ventilated patients.​
Pdf.png RTN Development - A Tale of Two Pilots​This presentation was delivered by Barbara Klassen (Hamilton Health Sciences) and Alanna Keenan (The Ottawa Hospital) at the Trauma Association of Canada Annual Conference on April 11, 2015. It contains a detailed comparison of the experiences of the two pilot Regional Trauma Networks (RTNs) in Ontario: the Central South RTN and the Champlain RTN.              
Pdf.pngNHS Regional Networks for Major Trauma​This report by the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS) Clinical Advisory Groups was released in September 2010. It is a good example of regional trauma network (RTN) implementation considerations.
Pdf.pngRegional Trauma Network Development Guide This guide, prepared by Critical Care Services Ontario (CCSO), outlines a phased implementation approach to developing a regional trauma network.​


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