TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - On November 29, 2013 at 11 am, Responsive
Management Inc. (RMI) will officially launch an innovative quality
based practice that has the potential to greatly minimize the risk of
strokes in long term care. Cooksville Care Centre (the pilot home for
the project), located at 55 Queensway Avenue West in Mississauga, will
host an event focused on bringing attention to Atrial Fibrillation
(AF), a heart condition that many people are unaware they have and is
one of the leading causes of strokes.
AF is characterized by an irregular or fast heartbeat and is often an
asymptomatic disease in seniors. It is a frequent cause of acute care
transfers, increasing the burden on our health care system
exponentially. With the support of a multi disciplinary team of
professionals, the purpose of the project is to develop a protocol that
addresses early detection and optimal therapy. AF related strokes in
the elderly are more disabling and more likely to be fatal.
"At RMI, we are focused on introducing best practice initiatives that
improve the well-being of our residents. We use a resident-centric
approach in everything we do and quite often, this leads to significant
breakthroughs in our ability to deliver the absolute best care", said
Derrick Hoare, Vice President, Responsive Management Inc. "We did not
realize how much of a problem AF is in our homes. Now we have a
framework to detect and address the issue".
RMI owns and operates 9 long term care homes and three retirement
residences in Ontario. It works in partnership with health care experts
and organizations to advance the education of health care
practitioners. The project was funded by an education grant provided by
Boehringer Ingleheim (Canada) Inc.
For more information about the AF Protocol or launch event, please
contact Susan Veenstra, Director, Nursing & Wellness, Responsive
Management Inc., 416-479-4345 extension 222 or email email@example.com.
SOURCE: Responsive Management Inc. (RMI)
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