In our story series entitled ‘The Art of Moving Research to Practice,’ we look at how our clinician researchers are applying their research to improve patient care.
Are you interested in applying research to improve patient care? Ever wonder what is involved in the process of moving research evidence into practice?
In this story series titled ‘The Art of Moving Research to Practice,’ we showcase how research led by our clinician researchers is improving patient care across Fraser Health. We look at the steps and decision-making processes that took place to move research evidence into practice, so others can learn from their experiences.
Check out six stories below on research initiatives that improved health care across Fraser Health:
- Helping middle-aged and older patients avoid recurring bone fractures
Osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become brittle and fragile, is common in elderly patients. New practices and processes have helped middle-aged and older patients prevent further bone fractures.
- Protected lunchtime at Burnaby Hospital
Policy on protected lunchtime for older acute care patients at Burnaby Hospital creates fewer meal interruptions and leads to expansion of this practice to the stroke unit and beyond.
- Treatment drug for multiple sclerosis (MS)
Drug that treats infections and inflammation now recommended for delaying onset of MS after national study involving Fraser Health MS Clinic.
- Oral care protocol reduces hospital-acquired pneumonia rates
New protocol becomes standard at all 12 acute care surgical sites after Royal Columbian Hospital study shows decreased rate of hospital-acquired pneumonia.
- Targeted discharge planning for stroke patients reduces hospital stay
Study results show targeted discharge planning, including identifying a targeted discharge date within the first week of stay, reduces the number of days in hospital for stroke patients.
- Preventing illness and chronic disease in the South Asian community
Insights about Surrey’s middle-aged and older South Asian population leads to changes in clinical services to prevent illness and chronic disease.
Interested in getting involved in research? Contact the Department of Research and Evaluation Services or go to fraserhealth.ca/research to learn more.