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A tool to identify patients eligible to switch from IV to oral antibiotics

Using big data to identify patients who can switch from IV to oral antibiotics

September 10, 2019
You are in the hospital because your small cut became badly infected and you need antibiotics - stat! In the past this likely would have meant an intravenous (IV) drip. Now there are a number of antibiotics that can be given in pill form.



Who should be an author on this manuscript?

Who should be an author on this manuscript?

July 31, 2019
You get a car! You get a car! Everybody gets a car! Remember in 2004 when Oprah gave everyone in the audience a supposedly free car?



Getting your writing butt in gear: manuscript boot camp

Getting your writing in gear: Manuscript Writing Boot Camp

June 26, 2019
Two nurses, four dietitians, and three social workers walk into a room. They listen to a presentation, participate in a creative activity, and get to work writing.



Improving the care of patients with dementia who exhibit responsive behaviours

Improving the care of patients with dementia who exhibit responsive behaviours

March 25, 2019
The hospital can be a confusing and stressful place. This is particularly true for patients with dementia, delirium and other neurological conditions who have cognitive impairments, which can result in confused thinking and reduced awareness.



Nutrition is an important part of healing and mental wellness

Nutrition is an important part of healing and mental wellness

Feb. 20, 2019
Healing takes a lot of energy. Good nutrition is really important to enable the body to have the energy it needs to fight off infection and heal wounds. If you are malnourished, your body is less equipped to fight off illness and this can lead to negative health outcomes. Therefore, treating patients for malnutrition is an important part of holistic care.



Starting oral feeding might not be effortless, but it can be made easier

Starting oral feeding might not be effortless, but it can be made easier

Jan. 14, 2019
As adults, we don’t put a lot of thought into how we eat. We open our mouths and in it goes. We forget that eating is a learned behaviour.



12 days of research

12 days of research

Dec. 21, 2018
The IPBR team puts their own spin on a Christmas classic.



2018 IPBR Showcase recap

2018 IPBR Showcase recap: bringing together great research, ideas, snacks and selfies

Nov. 26, 2018
What do you get when you put together a room full of hungry yet happy clinicians, a culture of innovation and enquiry, a Polaroid camera and some streamers? The 2018 IPBR Showcase!



Improving care of hip fracture patients by using peripheral nerve blocks

Improving care of hip fracture patients by using peripheral nerve blocks

Oct. 15, 2018
“She was doing so well until she fell,” or “he was in great health until he broke his hip.” These are common stories that you might hear about an elderly loved one. The sad truth is, as we get older our bones increase in frailty and are more likely to break.



Considerations for fully informed decision-making in end-stage renal disease

Considerations for fully informed decision-making in end-stage renal disease

Oct. 10, 2018
In this age of medical advancement and technological strides, people are living longer than they have previously. Even for conditions where cures are not yet possible, there may be life-sustaining treatment options.



Welcome

Welcome to the new Interprofessional Practice Based Research Program (IPBR) blog!

Oct. 1, 2018
In this age of medical advancement and technological strides, people are living longer than they have previously. Even for conditions where cures are not yet possible, there may be life-sustaining treatment options.