Excellent results coming in for project funded jointly by VPSA Facility Engagement and Physician Led Quality Improvement Initiatives

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The hard work is paying off for Dr. Kelly Mayson and her multi-disciplinary team. Their project, Pre-operative optimization prior to major oncology surgery as a component of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, is seeing some great preliminary results. “Over the past year we have seen a reduction in the incidence of anemia in gynaecology oncology and radical cystectomy patients presenting for major abdominal surgery based on our work,” said Dr. Mayson. … Read More

VPSA-funded project uses multi-disciplinary approach to improve patient care

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Anesthesiologist Dr. Kelly Mayson has been working in the area of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) since 2013. ERAS pathways have been created to improve and standardize perioperative care as well as to reduce post-operative complications and length of stay in hospital for patients undergoing colorectal surgery, gynecology oncology, radical cystectomy, and hepatic and pancreatic resections. Potentially modifiable risk factors such as iron deficiency anemia, smoking, under-nutrition, hyperglycemia and frailty … Read More

VPSA accepting funding proposals for Small Steps, Big Ideas

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VPSA wants to bring more physicians and nursing and allied health staff together to connect, collaborate and care. The Small Steps, Big Idea initiative will provide selected VPSA applicants with funding ($1,000 to $5,000) to develop concepts that will engage physicians and their colleagues, improve patient care, develop better communication, and/or build relationships across specialties, departments and with community members. If you have an idea, we want to hear from … Read More