Website of the Canadian Positive Deviance (PD) Project

Written by admin on December 23rd, 2010

The Canadian PD Project has ended. We would like to thank all of our sponsors, as well as the participating hospital sites. The pilot sites are Vancouver General Hospital, BC, Kelowna General Hospital, BC, Toronto East General Hospital, ON, Trillium Health Centre, ON, and Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, ON. Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, MB, is no longer participating in the project.

Check out some photos from the June 2011 final project meeting in Toronto!

Participants from Vancouver General and Trillium Health Centre

Hard at work - participants from Toronto East General and Kelowna General

Liz Rykert presenting preliminary findings.

Group Shot!

Participants presenting from Toronto East General Hospital

Participants from Montreal and Trillium Health Centre.
The Project:
  • We have recruited 5 Canadian hospitals to act as PD pilot sites over an 18 month period. These hospitals will go through the process together.
  • We are providing PD coaching, local training, and close mentoring throughout the process.
  • Via the PD process, these hospitals will empower staff to apply their knowledge and unique experiences to address ongoing infection control issues within their own facilities and nursing units to bring about sustainable culture change and decreases in MRSA and CD.
  • This project also aims to help develop local expertise in PD in order to enable future PD projects in the Canadian healthcare system.
If you have any questions about this project, please contact Paige Reason at paige.reason@oahpp.ca

News

Written by admin on December 22nd, 2010

Looking for a new way to reduce healthcare-associated infections and to improve hand hygiene_ If so, join the STOP infections Now Collaborative (SINC) through CPSI/SHN! This collaborative involves learning to use PD and other liberating structures, as well as the model for improvement to promote change. Click here to register or for more details!

The Canadian PD Project is in the News! Click here to read an article from the HIROC website.

The Canadian PD Project hospital sites have finished the first round of social network mapping, and they continue to implement PD in their facilities. Each site will be doing a second round of social network mapping in February 2011, and the project’s final meeting is scheduled for June 2011.

We have 5 pilot sites participating in the Canadian PD Project! The pilot sites are Vancouver General Hospital, BC, Kelowna General Hospital, BC, Toronto East General Hospital, ON, Trillium Health Centre, ON, and Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, ON. Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, MB, is no longer participating in the project. The pilot sites are currently implementing PD in their facilities, and are getting started on Social Network Mapping.

Resources

Written by admin on September 29th, 2010

Check out this article from HIROC about our Trillium site and their work with PD!: trillium-hiroc-article

Here are two very recently published journal articles about the use of PD in infection control: ajic-feb-2011 iche-pd-article-2011

Check out this great story about how PD has made a difference at Kelowna General Hospital: the-power-of-improv-story

Click here to watch a video of a TRIZ exercise filmed at the Toronto Western Hospital!

Click here to watch a video about Discovery and Action Dialogues filmed at the Toronto Western Hospital!

Here are some questions to help guide an ethnography exercise or shadowing: simple-ethnography-questions

Check out www.stopsuperbugs.com for more info and resources on what is happening with PD in Canadian hospitals.

Melissa Crump, from Vancouver General Hospital, has written a very helpful article on how to get started on PD work in the hospital setting. Click here to read her article!

Click here to read an article about PD and hospitals in the New York Times!

Here is a document that outlines the “what, so what, now what_” exercise: What-sowhat-nowwhat

Here are some helpful tools to use for network weaving: new-opportunity509 projectmanagementworksheet questions-to-help-deep-reflection-occur

Click here to read an article about PD at our project’s Toronto East General Hospital site!

Interested in using PD in your hospital to reduce infections_ Follow this link to see how you can get started:A New Approach to Controlling Superbugs

Check out these documents for more information on Social Network Mapping and how maps can be used! buildingnetworks | how networkmaps are used

Here are some useful tools and guides about PD (handouts from community workshop): dad-training-materials discovering-pd-slides-deck Some Principles to Consider Min Specs Community

Here is a helpful guide for those who want to learn about the basics of PD: basic-steps-of-pd-guide-2009

Check out this article about PD at our project’s very own Trillium site!: http://www.hiroc.com/AxiomNews/2010/January/January29.html

Follow this link to a complexity in healthcare resource called Edgeware: http://www.plexusinstitute.org/edgeware/archive/think/index.html

Follow this link to view a slideshow from the Toronto Phase 2 PD meeting January 21st and 22nd 2010: http://picasaweb.google.com/keithmccandless/TorontoPDMeeting_authkey=Gv1sRgCOuitL7pjNadAw# <http://picasaweb.google.com/keithmccandless/TorontoPDMeeting_authkey=Gv1sRgCOuitL7pjNadAw>

Here is another set of pictures from the UHN project’s Toronto meeting: http://picasaweb.google.com/shawnhoke/Toronto#slideshow/5430011016580684242

Follow this link to watch a fantastic video about using music to help kids growing up in the slums of Venezuela: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/_id=4011959n_tag=contentMain;contentBody

Follow this link to take a look at a PD slideshow from Toronto East General! http://prezi.com/z1wu27dixq5t

Click here for links to videos from the kick-off!: kickoff-video-links

Check out this fantastic journal article where PD was used to improve hand hygiene and lower infection rates in a hospital in Brazil: pd_hh_iche_brazil

Here is some helpful information about several PD tools: min-specs-cpsi-pd-project

Click here to see a slide presentation that outlines the basic concepts of PD

Click here to check out an article on the PD movement in the Boston Globe!

Here is an article about the use of PD in health care: research-in-action-article-pd

Click here to listen to Michael Gardam’s presentation and view the slides from the June 29th webinar session on the Canadian PD Project

Click here to listen to Michael Gardam’s presentation and view the slides from the July 8th webinar session on the Canadian PD Project

Click here to download the PowerPoint slides from the July 8th webinar

Click here to listen to Michael Gardam’s Presentation from the July 22nd webinar

For more information on PD, see the following links:

www.stopsuperbugs.com
www.plexusinstitute.org
www.positivedeviance.org
www.fastcompany.com/magazine/41/sternin.html