Virtual Learning Opportunities

Virtual Learning Opportunities

The online seminars page lists online seminars, podcasts, webcasts, etc. related to health service research topics.

►Do you have a few minutes and would like to take in a podcast? Some of these are only 10 minutes long - easy to fit in to your busy schedule.

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Bringing “Role and Soul” in Health, Health Services, and Health Research: The Positive Deviance Way

Bringing “Role and Soul” in Health, Health Services, and Health Research: The Positive Deviance Way

Webcast:  1 hour

Details: Royal Roads
Webcast: Developing Effective Nurse Leaders

Dr. Maura MacPhee and her colleague Dr. Samar Hejazi recognize that nursing leadership is essential for providing quality healthcare. Their study of the outcomes of leadership training at the BC Nursing Leadership Institute (BCNLI) was the basis for their seminar on April 4.

Dr. MacPhee described the model of nursing leadership taught at the BCNLI as closely following the LEADS framework developed by Leaders for Life and she outlined several hypotheses about the impact the training would have on both the nurse leaders who attended and the staff whom they managed. A total of 450 nurse leaders attended the BCNLI over several years. MacPhee and Hejazi showed the results of their studies comparing leadership behaviors before and after participation and how those behaviours impacted their staff, demonstrating the value of participation in leadership development training such as that offered by the BCNLI.

53 minutes

Details: UBC Centre for Healthcare Management
"Have You Had 'The Conversation'?": Ellen Goodman, IHI International Summit 2012 Keynote

Keynote Presentation at IHI 13th Annual International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice & the Community, March 20, 2012.​

In her keynote presentation at the International Summit, Ellen Goodman — a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author, and founder of The Conversation Project — shares her thoughts on The Conversation Project, which aims to create a cultural movement to normalize “the conversation” and to have every person’s end-of-life preferences expressed and respected. Using a public campaign and shared storytelling, The Conversation Project seeks to narrow the gap between what people say they want as they face death and what actually happens.


Details: IHI Open School
"How is my resident falling?” - Lessons from videos capture the cause and prevention of falls in older adults long-term care

This presentation will review and discuss the new knowledge generated from the collection and analysis of “real-life” falls (over 1000 falls in 350 individuals, captured on video in long-term care), on the cause and prevention of falls and fall-related injuries in older adults. 


2012 ARM - Impact of Comparative Effectiveness Research on HSR

Moderator: Lisa Simpson, AcademyHealth

Panelists: Carolyn Clancy, Agency for Healthcare Researchand Quality; Arnold Epstein, Harvard University; Joe Selby,
PCORI; Reed Tuckson, UnitedHealth Group

Duration: 47 min.

Details: AcademyHealth
2012 Joint Symposium: "Translational Science and Research in Medicine: Scope, Challenges and Implementation" Details: CSCI
2016 CADTH Symposium: The Honourable Jane Philpott

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, Government of Canada, speaks at the official opening of the 2016 CADTH Symposium.

Webcast:  12:32 minutes

Details: CADTH
A Citizen’s Guide To Health Indicators Webinar

What are health indicators? How can they influence health care decisions and policies?

You’ll get the answers in this webinar from John G. Abbott, the CEO of the Health Council of Canada in conversation with Tom Philpott, Executive Director of the Community for Excellence in Health Governance.

Webcast:  47 minutes

Details: Community for Excellence in Health Governance
A Health Authorities Perspective on Barriers and Facilitators of Student Practice Education for Nursing

Presented by Dr. Angela Wolff, this video aims to discuss the elements of practice education that bar or facilitate nursing students in their learning. Originally presented via webcast at UBC School of Nursing Rounds on 2015 02 16.

Webcast:  52 minutes

Details: UBC Nursing
A scoping review of Clinical Decision Support tools for managing disabling MSDs

Front-line employees in health care and workers’ compensation frequently make challenging decisions about the most appropriate treatments for injured workers to help facilitate return-to-work. Clinical Decision Support (CDS) tools are designed to inform these decisions based on individual worker characteristics. In this plenary, Dr. Ivan Steenstra outlines the existing literature on these tools and examines the extent to which research evidence supports their use.

Webcast:  33 minutes

Details: IWH
Accelerating Nursing Electronic Health Record (EHR) Usage

In a recent national nurses' survey commissioned by Canada Health Infoway and the Canadian Nurses Association, 83% of nurses indicate they are comfortable using digital health tools in practice. In the same survey, much fewer nurses agree that they were consulted about decisions to introduce electronic clinical information systems or influence the use of tools in their workplace. The panelists shared how resources developed by nurses are being leveraged to help guide the planning, design, implementation and optimized use of EHR's in various Canadian settings.

Webcast:  1 hour

Details: CNA
Addressing challenges in Aboriginal health research

Information Morning speaks with Fred Wien and Amy Bombay.

Podcast:  9 minutes

Details: CBC
Advances in Wireless Technologies for Healthcare: The Benefits of Wireless in Healthcare and Evolving Best Practices

Healthcare delivery is an inherently exception-based process. Patients rarely move through an episode of care with the consistency and predictability of manufacturing widgets. Rather, there is a careful balance between moving the patient though various diagnostic and treatment areas and utilizing portable diagnostic, monitoring and therapeutic devices that are brought to the patient. The result is the increasing utilization of wireless medical technology.

This presentation will explore the benefits and advantages of Wi-Fi based wireless medical technology. As an increasing number of medical devices are wirelessly enabled and deployed enterprise wide, the demands to support and manage these medical devices is evolving. The balance of the presentation will explore key operational areas where evolving best practice impacts Biomed and IT department.

Webcast:  1 hour

Details: HIMSS
Adventures In Evaluation Podcast: Hey, Where Did My Stats Go?

Some of us evaluators find ourselves using our stats straight away out of school, and for various reasons some of us don't. In this episode we discuss the different levels of use among evaluators and what is really acceptable in terms of statistical knowledge.

Podcast:  30 minutes

Details: Adventures In Evaluation
AHRQ Annual Conference 2011

On September 20, 2011, Dr. Carolyn Clancy led the plenary session to open the second day of the 2011 AHRQ Annual Conference.


Details: AHRQ
An Introduction to Qualitative Methodology: Three Approaches

Webcast:  1 hour, 6 minutes

Details: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
An Overview of Lean: why we need in healthcare Details:
An Overview of Qualitative Research Methods

Barbara Bowers, PhD, RN, FAAN, gives an overview of qualitative research methods, how to select the appropriate qualitative method, when and how to use qualitative methods in a mixed methods study and some tips for writing a grant proposal using qualitative research methods.

Webcast:  2 hours

Details: University of Wisconsin
Applying to Integrated Knowledge Translation Funding Opportunities at CIHR: Tips for Success

Learning Objectives:

  • To be aware of KT funding opportunities and resources offered by CIHR
  • To understand the merit review process used to assess applications to integrated knowledge translation (iKT) funding opportunities
  • To learn how to succeed at submitting an iKT proposal

Seminar broadcast September 8, 2011, 1200-1300 ET and will be available as webcast.

Details: Knowledge Translation Canada
Aubrey Daniels

Aubrey C. Daniels is the author of the bestselling management classic Performance Management: Changing Behavior that Drives Organizational Effectiveness, recently re-released in a fifth addition. His management consulting firm, Aubrey Daniels International, works with business leaders around the world. Daniels is an internationally recognized expert on management, leadership, and workplace issues. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, and on CNN and CNBC. In this interview, we chat about the birth of performance management as a discipline and how to create a culture the drives organizations to excel.

Podcast:  21 minutes

Details: LDRLB
Audio & presentation available for special rounds presentation on Healthcare Associated Infections

The School of Population and Public Health hosted a special grand rounds presentation on May 17 by Dr. William Jarvis, MD, titled "Mandatory reporting of healthcare associated infections: Can U.S. experience inform Canadian policy?"

William Jarvis is an acknowledged world leader in hospital-acquired (nosocomial) infection control. He is a highly published expert in infectious diseases, infection control, epidemiology, public health, and pediatrics and has been a leader in infection control for over 20 years. He has been President of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiologists of America and was on the Board of Directors for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control Research Foundation. He currently serves on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s General Hospital and Personal Use Devises Committee. He has investigated and published over 150 hospital outbreaks, supervised and was an author on many of the current infection control guidelines, conducted hundreds of epidemiologic studies, and trained over 50 Epidemic Intelligence Officers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He spent over 22 years at CDC in leadership positions in infection control and is considered one of the world’s experts in this area. He currently works as a consultant for Jason and Jarvis Associates and is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiologists of America.

Podcast:  1 hour; 13 minutes

Details: UBC School of Population & Public Health
Basic Informatics for Leaders

Presented by Brittany Watson, Practice Consultant, Professional Practice, PHC

Webcast:  37 minutes

Details: Providence Health Care
BC Sepsis Guidelines: Simple. Effective. Lifesaving.

Sepsis affects more than 30,000 patients in Canada each year. The BC Sepsis Network is working to raise awareness and implement provincial guidelines to reduce mortality and morbidity across British Columbia so that we can provide the 'Best Care, No Matter Where'.

Webcast:  3 minutes 

Details: BC PSQC
Ben Goldacre: Battling bad science

Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they're right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical industry.

Webcast:  14 minutes

Details: TED
Best Practices for Providing Safe, Effective, Satisfactory Pain Relief

The identification and management of pain remains an important part of the patient-centered care nurses provide each day. Dr. Arnstein's presentation will review evidence-based approaches to assessing and managing patients with pain. Emerging methods for developing, implementing, and refining a pain treatment plan for patients with difficult to control pain are discussed. The presentation will also review tools being used to monitor the quality and safety of pain control.


Webcast:  1 hour

Details: MGH Nursing Grand Rounds
Better Together: Partnering with Families e-Collaborative

Did you know?

  • A family presence policy is an innovation that enables patients to designate one or more family members as partners in care who have unrestricted access to their loved one during hospitalization.
  • Evidence shows that family presence can improve patient experience and outcomes.

Webcast:  46 minutes

Details: CFHI
Bringing scientific evidence into clinical practice: challenges, successes and failures

Delayed, ineffective, and incomplete access to information may lead to uninformed decision making and loss of coordination in patient care that, in turn, may lead to medical errors. Despite the increase access to information resources, gaps in knowledge still exist and can have significant detrimental effects in patient care. In the Context-initiated Question and Response (“CIQR”) project we explored technologies to help clinicians articulate information needs that arise during clinical practice, and address them in a timely manner that fits with clinical workflow.

67 minutes 

Details: NIH Videocast
Building Better Work Relationships

Date: January 16, 2014
Presenter: Terry McBurney

Webcast:  57 minutes

Details: CHA
Building capacity for evidence-informed public health decision making

From 2009-2013, Health Evidence partnered with three Ontario health departments on a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) "Partnerships for Health System Improvement" grant, studying the impact of tailored, knowledge translation and exchange interventions on evidence-informed decision making in public health. On June 10, 2014, Dr. Maureen Dobbins presented the results from this study and lead an interactive discussion on the implications for this work to a broader public health and knowledge translation audience.

Webcast:  1 hour 7 minutes


Details: Health Evidence
Building Resilience in High Stress Cohorts with Mindfulness Training

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) presents the Integrative Medicine Research Lecture series. The series provides overviews of the current state of research and practice involving complementary health therapies, and explores perspectives on the emerging discipline of integrative medicine. Amishi Jha, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research & Practice Initiative at the University of Miami. Dr. Jha’s research focuses on the brain bases of attention, working memory, and mindfulness-based training. Her current projects focus on investigating how to promote resilience in high stress cohorts using contemplative and mind training techniques that strengthen the brain’s attention networks. In this lecture, Dr. Jha will talk about her lab’s recent efforts to offer contemplative training (involving mindfulness and compassion) to high stress cohorts including military service members and spouses. She will also discuss her research results, as well as how to address and evaluate best practices for implementation of short-form, accessible forms of mindfulness training.

Webcast:  1 hour

Details: NIH VideoCast
Canadian Falls Prevention Audit Month 2015 - Results


  • To review the results of the Canadian Falls Audit Month 2015
  • To discuss lessons learned from the audit month – strengths and areas for improvement
  • To gather ideas about how to improve the information submitted on falls prevention


Details: Safer Healthcare Now
Canadian Patient Safety Institute - Incident Analysis Learning Program

Module 1: ​Patient/Family Partnership

Module 2: The essentials: Principles, concepts and leading practices

Module 3: Incident analysis as part of the incident management continuum

Module 4: Comprehensive analysis method

Details: CPSI
CANO/ACIO | Writing For Publication

by Sally Thorne, RN, PhD

Webcast:  37 minutes

Details: CANO/ACIO
Capturing Patient Perspectives of Outcomes and Experiences of Care

In this episode, Elizabeth Gibbons, Senior Research Scientist in the HSRU, Nuffield Department of Population Health and CLAHRC-Oxford, provides an overview of the approaches for capturing patient perspectives of outcomes and experiences of care in the English NHS, the challenges, and potential solutions.

Podcast:  10 minutes

Details: The Methods Hub
Care About Your Care

Meaningful improvement is possible—even when time and resources are in short supply.

Watch the webcast to hear leading clinicians and government experts in conversation with those improving care on the front lines.

Led by NBC Chief Medical Editor Nancy Snyderman, MD, and RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, joined by those working on the front lines, Care About Your Care 2013 explores what works to improve care transitions and reduce avoidable hospital readmissions.

Webcast: 1:28

Details: RWJF
Care About Your Care

The goal of this program is to inform nurses and physicians about the drivers of avoidable hospital readmissions and how improved care transitions may reduce avoidable readmissions. Our panel of national experts will provide innovative models of care that are helping people make the difficult transition from hospital to home. In addition, participants will see what interdisciplinary teams from around the country are doing to address this complex problem.

Webcast:  7 minutes x 7 videos

Details: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
CCC Rapid Response Program webinar with Mike Wilson

Webinar recording November 2014: Rapid Response Program: The new rapid-response service provides responses to urgent requests from Canadian policymakers and stakeholders for evidence about health-system challenges, and it complements existing programs targeted at other domains such as health technologies. The turnaround is three-, 10- or 30-business days, in the form of a rapid (knowledge) synthesis. 

Webcast:  56 minutes

Details: Cochrane
CCC The Health Systems Evidence repository with Kaelan Moat

This recording of the October 2014 webinar with Dr. Kaelan Moat discusses Health Systems Evidence, the world's most comprehensive, free access point for evidence on how to strengthen or reform health systems or in how to get cost-effective programs, services and drugs to those who need them, is a ‘self-serve’ resource that can help policymakers and stakeholders rapidly identify research evidence related to their work. 

Webcast:  43 minutes

Details: Cochrane
Centralisation of services for gynaecological cancer

The delivery of health care is often complex, and among the new Cochrane Reviews in March 2012 is one in which the research team examined the effects of the centralisation of care for women with gynaecological cancer. The review's lead author, Professor Yin Ling Woo from the University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia describes what they found.

4 minute Podcast

Details: Cochrane Collaboration
Choosing Wisely: A Campaign Helping Patients Be Engaged Consumers

In this podcast, Beccah Rothschild talks with Helen Osborne about:

  • Choosing Wisely. How this campaign helps patients, consumers, and providers engage in important conversations about medical tests, treatments, and procedures.
  • Consumer-friendly teaching materials from Choosing Wisely. These materials not only are free and easy-to-read but also approved by national medical societies and organizations.
  • Health literacy, and its important role in the Choosing Wisely campaign.

Podcast:  16 minutes

Details: Health Literacy Out Load
Chronic Pain Self-Management: Past, Present and Future

Dr. Patrick McGowan has been researching and implementing self-management programs for over 25 years. In this presentation, he will review the concept of self-management and how peer-led self-management programs are implemented in communities. Then he will describe how self-management strategies can be applied to chronic pain management.

Webinar:  57 minutes

Details: Vimeo
Chronic Pain Self-Management: Past, Present and Future

Dr. Patrick McGowan has been researching and implementing self-management programs for over 25 years. In this presentation, he will review the concept of self-management and how peer-led self-management programs are implemented in communities. Then he will describe how self-management strategies can be applied to chronic pain management.

Webcast:  57 minutes

Details: Vimeo
CNA Webinar Series: Discover How Nurses Are Improving Work Environments

Nurses have taken the lead in creating healthy work environments and the results are amazing – better, safer patient care and happier, healthier nurses. This webinar will connect you with nurses who have implemented change and seen the results firsthand. Learn how you can make change too!

36 minutes

Details: CNA Webinar
CNA Webinar Series: Drill Down Into Nurse Fatigue and Patient Safety

When you’re tired you’re not at your best, and research has shown it may be your patients who suffer
the most. This webinar will bring you up to speed on nurse fatigue and the responsibilities of you,
your employer and your co-workers, and show you how effective teamwork can make things better.

41 minutes

Details: CNA Webinar
CNA Webinar Series: Transforming Health Care: Harnessing the Specialty Knowledge of RNs

CNA is taking a leadership role in health system transformation! This webinar will update you on CNA’s National Expert Commission and highlights of a submission from CNA’s associate and affiliate members and emerging groups regarding specialty knowledge and practice. Join the national conversation.

54 minutes

Details: CNA Webinar
CNA Webinar Series: Understand and manage intra-professional aggression

Intra-professional (or nurse/nurse) aggression is said to be more disturbing to the victim than any other type of aggression. This webinar will describe factors contributing to intra-professional aggression and will explore strategies to deal with it.

1 hour 12 minutes

Details: CNA (navigate to May 2011)
COACH Guidelines to Mitigate Safety Risks in eHealth

Elizabeth Keller, Chair of the COACH eSafety Council presented the 'tried and tested' set of eSafety Guidelines, designed to ensure patient safety throughout the entire lifecycle of eHealth products and initiatives. Hear how COACH is helping health informatics professionals and healthcare delivery organizations across Canada protect patients against the risk of harm due to unintended safety risks that are inadvertently introduced in the development, implementation and use of electronic health record systems.

Webcast:  57 minutes

Details: COACH
Cochrane Canada Introduction to Rapid Reviews

A rapid review is a type of literature review produced using accelerated and streamlined systematic review methods. In this webinar, we will cover:

  1. the role of the Knowledge Synthesis Group of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) in rapid reviews including contexts in which rapid review work is conducted;
  2. their approach to rapid review methods and end products;
  3. their involvement with development of the Cochrane Response Rapid Reviews; and
  4. challenges, opportunities and lessons learned. Presented by Adrienne Stevens and David Moher of the OHRI.

Webcast:  58 minutes

Details: Cochrane
Colleague-to-colleague bullying webcast

RNAO strives to promote healthy workplace environments, so we're pleased to be holding our first webcast on colleage-to-colleague bullying.

Join RNAO President Rhonda Seidman-Carlson for this presentation, aimed at understanding both overt and subtle bullying within the work environment.

Topics include:

  • Why bullying is prevalent within nursing (both as the victim and the perpetrator)
  • How can we address it
  • What supports are in place
  • How to not be silent any longer

Webcast:  1 hour, 20 minutes


(Link to Webcast at bottom of RNAO page)

Details: RNAO
Communicating Clearly During Transitions in Care

Carol Levine directs the Families and Health Care Project at the United Hospital Fund in New York City. Levine has written extensively on family caregiving. Her next book, Living in the Land of Limbo: Fiction and Poetry about Family Caregiving, will be published in 2014 by Vanderbilt University Press.

In this podcast, Carol Levine talks with Helen Osborne about:

  • What “transitions in care” are and why they matter so much today.
  • Why communication is often difficult during transitions in care.
  • How both health professionals and family caregivers can help improve understanding.

Podcast:  23 minutes

Details: Health Literacy Out Loud
Community-Based Participatory Research: Lessons for Stakeholder Engagement in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

This webinar from June 19, 2013, brought together experts in the fields of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) to discuss ways in which lessons from CBPR can be used to improve stakeholder engagement in PCOR. The goals of CBPR resemble those of PCOR in several respects. Both include an emphasis on the participation of individuals outside the traditional scientific paradigm, with the ultimate goal of improving health outcomes.

Webcast:  1 hour, 30 minutes

Details: AHRQ
Complementary and alternative therapies in hospice – results from the 2007 National Home and Hospice Care Survey

The Complementary and Integrative Medicine Consult Service Lecture Series Sponsored by NCCAM Provides NIH Clinical Center Staff with Opportunities to Learn more about How the Integration of Various Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments Can Affect Approaches in the Research and Practice for Medicine

53 minutes

Details: NIH VideoCasting
Connecting Nurses

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

Webcast: 17 minutes

Details: TED Talks
Continuing Education for Physicians & Nurses: Care about Your Care

The goal of this program is to inform nurses and physicians about the drivers of avoidable hospital readmissions and how improved care transitions may reduce avoidable readmissions. Our panel of national experts will provide innovative models of care that are helping people make the difficult transition from hospital to home. In addition, participants will see what interdisciplinary teams from around the country are doing to address this complex problem.


6 part Video course

Details: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Creating a culture of quality

Staff from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, who have taken part in our Flow, Cost Quality programme, share their experience of how to create a culture of quality improvement.


Details: The Health Foundation
Creating a Patient Engagement Workbook for Research Teams

I will describe the HMO Research Network's Patient Engagement in Research Scientific Interest Group [HMORN PER SIG] as the context for the development and administration of an engagement methodology survey in July 2014. Results of the survey were incorporated into the new Patient Engagement Workbook, which I will describe. I will also provide examples of ways other research shops have customized the workbook for their own institutions.

The intended audience for this presentation is implementation researchers and their research teams (particularly project managers), and anyone interested in improving methods for patient engagement in research.

Webcast:  62 minutes

Details: HSRD
Creating Psychological Health and Safety at Work

Dr. Gilbert helps participants understand how to determine key psychological health indicators in an organization and provide an approach for moving towrad a more psychologically healthy environment.

Webcast:  48 minutes

Details: CIRPD
Creating Safety in an Emergency Department - Dr. Garth Hunte

“Emergency departments have been identified…as the site of a high proportion of preventable patient harm”. Dr. Garth Hunte listed the reasons, such as uncertainty, time constraints and overcrowding, which makes this likely to be true. Management of safety is a key priority in emergency departments, and that usually manifests as support for error reporting systems.

Dr. Hunte took a different approach to exploring safety, which included observation of emergency staff as they worked, as well as interviews and focus groups of emergency department staff and senior hospital leadership. His study involved exploration of the culture of safety through practice, drawing on theory from sociology and anthropology, and describing patterns of interactions among staff that impact safety.

Webcast:  1 hour

Details: UBC
Creating Safety in the Emergency Department

What is safety, and how is it created in complex systems? In this session I share findings from an inquiry conducted at an inner city, tertiary care emergency department in which I explore how practitioners and staff create safety in patient care in everyday practice. I emphasize storying, resilience and practical wisdom as means to enhance patient safety, and point to operational and system implications.

Video Archive

Details: UBC
Creation of a Nurse Manager Development Program to Increase Patient Safety

This presentation is the third in a series providing the study findings from INQRI's final cohort of grantees. Their work focused on translating research into practice. This session features Drs. Linda Flynn and Joel Cantor presenting study findings from the design and implementation of a nurse manager development program to positively effect patient safety.

Webcast:  58 minutes

Details: INQRI
Critical Appraisal of Evidence

Video about critical appraisal of evidence in a clinical practice guideline


5 minutes

Details: CEP Guidelines
Critical Inquiry and Evidence-Informed Practice Webcast

This webcast was recorded during a College teleconference that featured an interview with Karen Riddell, Director, Professional Practice and Operations at Windsor Regional Hospital, and Nancy Lefebre, Chief Clinical Executive Senior VP Knowledge and Practice at Saint Elizabeth. In the 48-minute interview, Nancy and Karen share their expertise on the concepts of critical inquiry and evidence-informed practice and how they apply to nursing.

Webcast  47 minutes

Details: CNO
Critical Reading and Evaluating Scientific and Medical Literature

This workshop will talk about the various strategies of reading large amounts of literature, such as skimming, scanning, concept mapping etc.. You will learn how to take notes. You will consider the significance of the work and its purpose and address questions such as 'Is the scientific argument presented valid? Is it persuasive? Are there biases or flaws in the method used?' etc.. If you wish to improve your critical reading skills, this is the workshop for you.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Details: RICE
David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization

Webcast:  15 minutes

Details: TED
Demystifying Medicine 2016: Where Do Viruses Come From & 2000 Years of Hepatitis Virus

Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited.

Webcast:  2 hours


Details: NIH
Designing healthcare with sound in mind

ulian Treasure is chairman of The Sound Agency, a consultancy advising worldwide businesses on how to design with sound, especially in public or branded spaces. He asks us to pay attention to the sounds that surround us and how they make us feel: productive, stressed, energized, antisocial, healed? Julian is the author of the book Sound Business and keeps a blog on his own website that ponders such matters. A lifelong musician, he was the drummer for the band Transmitters in the early 1980s. A former award-winning magazine publisher, Julian has been formally researching sound since 2003. His vision is to make the world sound beautiful, by helping individuals to make and receive sound consciously, and organizations to discover that good sound is good business.

Webcast:  13 minutes

Details: TedMed
Developing a Budget for a Small Research Grant!

Presented by Catriona Buick, RN, MN, CON(C), PhD Candidate

Webcast:  17 minutes

Details: YouTube Education
Developing a Stakeholder Council to Improve Research Impact

 This presentation will provide an overview of the four phases in development of the Mental Health Quality Enhancement Research Initiative’s (QUERI) Stakeholder Council. The Council was developed to involve key stakeholders—partners—throughout the course of the research continuum. The Stakeholder Council’s unique mission is to serve as a resource to MH QUERI investigators, which allows researchers access to key partner feedback at multiple points throughout the research process, from project conceptualization to data interpretation and dissemination. The Mental Health QUERI is one of ten implementation science research centers operating within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), focused on improving the quality of mental health services for Veterans.

The intended audience is clinical, rehabilitation, and health services researchers, implementation scientists, directors of VA and non-VA research centers, healthcare professionals and trainees, clinical managers, operations and other policy makers interested in how a panel of stakeholders can improve the impact of VA research.

Podcast:  82 minutes

Details: US Department of Veterans Affiars
Developing a Values-Based Framework for Decision-Making in Technology Assessment (and Health)

On March 12, 2015, Dr. Murray Krahn talked about developing a fair, transparent, and values-based framework for decisions about the adoption and use of health technologies.

Webcast:  1:32

Details: CADTH
Developing an Ebook: Our Experience, and How You Can Do it Too

Camilla Tapp is a Research Assistant with and led the development of our first ebook, Canadian Health Policy in the News: Why Evidence Matters.

This webinar highlights our experience developing an ebook for experts from across Canada, the reasons to create an ebook, challenges we faced, and a step-by-step guide to make your own ebook. 


Webcast:  35:30 minutes

Details: YouTube
Developing Effective Partnerships for Implementation Research and Evaluations of Quality Improvement Programs

We will discuss key factors for initiating and maintaining effective partnerships with operational stakeholder in implementation research as well as resources for determining an appropriate operations/policy partner. We will provide case studies of VA research-operations partnerships that illustrate successful partnerships - one in an implementation research study and one in an evaluation of a quality improvement initiative.

Target Audience - Researchers and research coordinators, particularly those new to implementation research, and operational managers or clinical leaders interested in engaging with researchers.

Podcast:  60 minutes

Details: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Developing Interprofessional Education Collaboration Across Multiple Institutions

Webcast of webinar:  56 minutes

Details: American Interprofessional Health Collaborative
Developing the Professional Nursing Organization Through New Grad RN Transition-to-Practice

This session focuses on the third recommendation made in the Institute of Medicine report, "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health." Recommendation 3: "State boards of nursing, accrediting bodies, the federal government, and health care organizations should take actions to support nurses' completion of a transition-to-practice program (nurse residency) after they have completed a prelicensure or advanced practice degree program or when they are transitioning into new clinical practice areas."

Webcast:  59 minutes

Details: INQRI
Dialogue on Capacity Building - Alba Dicenso

Alba Dicenso, Professor, Nursing and Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, presents at the "Dialogue on Capacity Building in Health Services and Policy Research: Past, Present and Future" held during the 2012 conference of the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR).

Webcast:  13:33 minutes

Details: CAHSPR
Dialogue on Dissemination: A Policy Perspective

Disseminating evidence-based programs and policies requires that researchers, policy makers, and practitioners take active roles in the process. While their perspectives, systems, and practices vary, their goal remains the same: to reduce the burden of disease and move from "research to reality."

Dialogue on Dissemination: A Policy Perspective is the second in a series of three discussions that engage stakeholders across the dissemination continuum. In this series, researchers, policy makers, and cancer control practitioners highlight promising approaches and address barriers to implementing evidence-based programs and policies.

This month two policy experts will lead a discussion on how they leveraged research findings to create system and policy changes that improved public health and patient care. Dr. Michael Fiore with the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention and Ms. Rebecca Kirch with the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network will provide a high level policy overview and discuss their experience using research findings to help drive policy change.

1 hour Webcast

Details: Research to Reality
Dialogue on Dissemination: A Practitioner Perspective

Disseminating evidence-based programs and policies requires that researchers, policy makers, and practitioners take active roles in the process. While their perspectives, systems, and practices vary, their goal remains the same: to reduce the burden of disease and move from "research to reality."

Dialogue on Dissemination: A Practitioner Perspective is the final session in a series of three discussions that engage stakeholders across the dissemination continuum. In this series, researchers, policy makers, and cancer control practitioners highlight promising approaches and address barriers to implementing evidence-based programs and policies.

This month, five practitioners will lead a discussion on the skills public health practitioners need in order to effectively “bridge the gap” from research into practice. Dr. Andrea Caracostis with the HOPE Clinic, Ms. Hope Krebill with the Midwest Cancer Alliance, Ms. Hali Robinett with the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, Ms. Ginny Thompson Kirklin with the Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and Ms. Karen Tso with the HOPE Clinic's Phoenix Project will provide a practitioner’s perspective to the dissemination discussion and highlight their experiences using research findings to help change practice.

1 hour Webcast

Details: Research to Reality
Dialogue on Dissemination: A Researcher Perspective

Disseminating evidence-based programs and policies requires that researchers, policy makers, and practitioners take active roles in the process. While their perspectives, systems, and practices vary, the goals of public health researchers remain the same: to reduce the burden of disease and move from "research to reality."

This fall, the National Cancer Institute will sponsor a series of three discussions to engage stakeholders across the dissemination continuum. Researchers, policy makers, and cancer control practitioners will highlight promising approaches and address barriers to implementing evidence-based programs and policies.

The first cyber-seminar in this series highlights the "researcher perspective" and is designed to stimulate a dialogue between leaders in the field of dissemination research and public health practitioners. Drs. Matt Kreuter, Deb Bowen, and Ross Brownson will engage in an open dialogue moderated by Dr. Russ Glasgow.

This format will provide each researcher the opportunity to discuss their perspective on the issues and challenges that impact dissemination. Listeners will have the opportunity to call in with their questions or to add insights based on their own experiences.

1 hour Webcast

Details: Research to Reality
Discovery: From Cradle to Grave

In medicine, there are few certainties when it comes to cause and effect.

Diseases can take a long time to develop and people tend overall to live a long time.

And during their lives they're exposed to an almost endless series of experiences that might alter their risk of developing a particular condition (diet, social class, lifestyle, economics, education and so on).

So, the only way we can be reasonably certain about the risks is to observe vast numbers of people over a long period of time and record what happens to them.

It's costly, it's unbelievably slow but it works and it's the bedrock of medicine.

Without the numerous evidence-based discoveries that have come out of decades of longitudinal science, medicine would be stuck in the dark ages.

In this programme, Dr Ben Goldacre, medic and author of Bad Science explores the past, present and future of longitudinal research.

How did these monumental long term-studies come about?

What have we learned from them and what do we still need to know?

Ben talks to some of the pioneers of epidemiology including Sir Michael Marmot whose famous study on civil servants changed our view of executive stress and Professor Diana Kuh, who now leads the 1946 cohort study.

And he meets the scientists behind a new UK Birth cohort study, starting in 2012 which will track a whole new generation of children, starting from their development in the womb to their final days of life.


18 minutes

Details: BBC World
Disposable surgical face masks for preventing surgical wound infection in clean surgery

We're all familiar with the image of surgeons wearing masks, but what's the evidence? Allyson Lipp and Peggy Edwards from Pontypridd in Wales have been working on the relevant Cochrane Review for more than a decade. Allyson describes the findings in its latest version, from January 2012.

4 minutes Podcast

Details: Cochrane Collaboration
Dissemination and Implementation Models in Health Research and Practice: an Online Interactive Tool

 This session will describe a recently launched website that was designed to support researchers and practitioners to select the Dissemination and Implementation Model that best fits their research question or practice problem, adapt the model to the study or practice context, fully integrate the model into the research or practice process, and find existing measurement instruments for the model constructs.

Intended audience: health services researchers and clinicians with interest in dissemination and implementation research.

Webcast:  63 minutes

Details: HSRD
Does Canada have enough money to fund senior care?

Will the cost of senior care in Canada one day break the bank? Probably not, contrary to common perceptions.

Four health policy experts, Dr. Robyn Tamblyn, Dr. Ivy Bourgeault , Dr. Neena Chappell and Dr Michel Grignon explain why money is not the biggest issue when talking about senior care in Canada — it’s about adapting the resources and services that are already available.

Podcast:  7 minutes

Details: National Newswatch
Doing More With Less: New Zealand's Response To The Healthcare Sustainability Challenge


Webcast:  1 hour, 8 minutes

Details: MediaSite
Don't Get Burdened by Patient Lifts

Caregivers and healthcare workers who must lift patients as part of their daily job can face challenges with this particular task. While mechanical lifts make it much easier to move and lift patients and can help reduce the ergonomic risks associated with manual patient handling, they also introduce other workplace hazards. Listen to this podcast for tips on how to reduce risk while using patient lifts.

Podcast:  7:20 minutes

Details: CCOHS
e-Patient Dave - Let patients help: the most under-used member of the health care team

E-Patient Dave's presentation, "Let patients help: The most under-used member of the health care team", closed the 2013 Quality Summit with a bang!

Dave deBronkart, a survivor of Stage IV kidney cancer, may be the leading spokesperson for the e-Patient movement. E-Patients are Empowered, Engaged, Equipped and Enabled and Expert. They know more about their own health, and their health care experience, than any other member of their care team. Dave shares his own story about becoming an e-Patient, leaving us inspired and informed about how to "let patients help" improve health care.


Webcast:  1 hour, 7 minutes

Details: Health Quality Council
Early Resuscitation and Use of Ultrasound in Sepsis

This virtual learning session for the BC Sepsis Network is hosted by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council and features presenter Dr. Hussein Kanji discussing new advances and ultrasound based resuscitation in early shock.

Webcast:  43 minutes

Details: BC PSQC
Earning Degrees By Distance Education

The goal of this program is to provide nurses with information about obtaining academic credentials through distance learning. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to —

  • Differentiate between classroom-based and distance education.
  • Relate how proficiency examinations can be applied to distance learning.
  • Identify four personal characteristics of a successful online learner.

1 hour

eCourse: Occupational and Environmental Cancer: Recognition and Prevention

Many Canadians encounter carcinogens in their workplace or environment. Sometimes this exposure will cause cancer. Recognition of cancer from occupational or environmental causes is difficult because, in most cases, these cancers cannot be distinguished from other cancers.

This course teaches primary health care providers how to recognize occupational and environmental cancers and how to respond to this finding. Insights are provided into how the recognition of  occupational and environmental cancer risks can lead to prevention. Case studies will highlight key points and allow participants to apply lessons learned.

1 1/2 hours

Details: CCOHS
Effective Workplace Inspections - More Than Meets the Eye

Hazards can exist under desks, on the plant floor, in the air and pretty much any place people work. Inspecting the workplace regularly for hazards is an essential part of a health and safety program. Inspections help to prevent injuries and illnesses by identifying and eliminating existing and potential hazards.

There's more to a workplace inspection than just looking around. It involves listening to people's concerns, fully understanding jobs and tasks, determining the underlying causes of hazards, monitoring controls, and recommending corrective action. This podcast discusses how regular, thorough, workplace inspections by a trained inspection team can help keep workers healthy and safe.

Podcast:  4:41 minutes 

Details: CCOHS
Electric fans for reducing adverse health impacts in heatwaves

In July 2012, in the midst of the northern hemisphere summer and as the eyes of world are on London for the Olympics, a new Cochrane Review examines the health effects of using an electric fan during a heatwave. This review has been prepared in conjunction with Evidence Aid and one of the authors, Katie Carmichael from the Health Protection Agency in the UK, tells us more.


Details: Cochrane Collaborative
Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum Medical Care Special Supplement Webinar Series

This free webinar series will discuss the recent AcademyHealth Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum free, open access special supplement, featured in Medical Care July 2012. The supplement features 15 papers on innovative strategies to build infrastructure for comparative effectiveness research (CER), patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), and quality improvement (QI) using electronic clinical data. A multi-disciplinary group of experts contributed to this set of papers on analytic methods, informatics, and governance, representing 41 investigators and 23 organizations/institutions

Details: AcademyHealth
Emotional Intelligence Helps RNs Work Smart

The goal of this program is to explore the concept of emotional intelligence, describe how it can help nurses enhance their work lives, and provide strategies for developing one’s own emotional intelligence. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —

  • Define emotional intelligence and its relevance to nursing.
  • Discuss five components of emotional intelligence.
  • Describe four strategies for developing emotional intelligence.

1 hour

Epidemiology: Back to Translation

Epidemiology was born of the need to discover the evidence necessary for the practice of public health. Early generations of epidemiologists produced data with the objective of translating these data into public health action. However, the need for epidemiology to establish its scientific credentials and the fact that subsequent generations of epidemiologists lacked a public health background eventually resulted in an almost exclusive focus on etiology. Over the last few decades, a wealth of evidence on etiology and disease mechanisms has been produced, but with relatively less attention to the application of this evidence to the development of health policies. More recently, there has been a renewed interest in translational and implementation science, making the time ripe for a rebirth of translational epidemiology. After a short discussion of the definition of translational epidemiology, concepts relevant to it will be discussed, including the importance of the latency period, the main prevention strategies, etiological confounding versus public health confounding, the primacy of the additive model for prevention, issues related to consistency of findings, and decision analysis. Finally, a comparison will be made between translational and “academic” epidemiology.

Webcast:  54 minutes

Details: NIH
Ethics Frameworks and Decision-Making Models

Presenter: Sandra Pitters, Consultant, Long-Term Care and Community Care

Webcast:  1 hour, 30 minutes

Details: Canadian Healthcare Association
Evaluating implementation and combining improvement and implementation sciences

 1) How can researchers and practitioners best assess implementation strategies for interventions to patients, practitioners and service delivery organizations, including Va scale up strategies?
2) What is the difference between improvement science and implementation science and does it matter?
The seminar presents answers to these questions based on a recent CIPRS scan of research and the experience of two researchers with over 20 years with research, practice and organizations working in both the improvement and implementation fields.

Target audience: researchers and practitioners unfamiliar with improvement and/or implementation research. It will summarize some hybrid outcome/implementation evaluation methods. It draws on the book, Øvretveit 2014 Evaluating improvement and implementation for health.

Podcast:  75 minutes

Details: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine
  • This tutorial teaches you how to evaluate the health information that you find on the Web. It is about 16 minutes long.
  • You need the Flash plug-in, version 8 or above, to view it. If you do not have Flash, you will be prompted to obtain a free download of the software before you start.
  • The tutorial runs automatically, but you can also use the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen to go forward, backward, pause, or start over.


Details: MedlinePlus
Evaluating Success - Whose Job is it Anyways?

Evaluation is needed to bolster the case for a project's value, but who should support and carry out this evaluation? Featuring Halifax's North End Community Health Centre and Southcentral Foundation's Doug Eby, this video revisits discussion from Picking Up the Pace 2010 and highlights the tension implicit in this question.

The North End Community Health Centre has successfully served its population for decades, taking direction from the Halifax community. At CHSRF's Picking Up the Pace conference, it was one of four models featured in a session called "Thriving models that haven't spread: Why not?"

Video:  10:14 minutes

Details: YouTube
Evaluation Jitters Part Two: Managing an Evaluation

Description: This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation. Once an evaluation begins, the evaluation team needs a key organizational contact. This contact is often a junior staff person assigned to 'manage' the evaluation process. Rather than a technical or a senior manager, this contact's job can include helping smooth logistics (setting up meetings), providing routine communication to the organization's management about the progress of the evaluation, and also serving as the 'go to' for challenges and opportunities that come up during an evaluation. This webinar will introduce The Managing an Evaluation Guide, which provides several tips on how to schedule and organize the evaluation team.

Webcast:  18 minutes

Details: AEA Community
Evaluation Tools

How, exactly, is evaluation done? This webinar's focus in on logic models, success indicators, and standards of performance – the blueprints for an evaluation.

A logic model maps out a project's activities and intended outcomes and impacts. Logic models facilitate the identification of success indicators (measurable information about key aspects of your project) and performance standards (what counts as “acceptable” or “excellent” performance, for example). You’ll leave the webinar with a better understanding of how to create and use these tools to generate a robust and useful evaluation.

We’ll also discuss why it’s important to go beyond thinking about evaluation simply in terms of determining whether project goals were met to a broader assessment of actual impact.

Webcast:  1 hour, 14 minutes

Details: The Evaluation Centre
Evidence Based Behavioral Practice

Online training is available to help you with EBBP. Launch the EBBP Training portal and get started today! To create a new account, simply click the "Register" button at the bottom of the login area. From there, you can access the:

EBBP Process Module – Learn and conduct the steps of the EBBP process with a simulated client and/or community. 

Search for Evidence Module – Learn the strategies for choosing and using EBBP information tools. 

Systematic Review Module – Learn how to evaluate and conduct a Systematic Review. 

Critical Appraisal Module – Learn about the critical appraisal of studies that attempt to determine whether an intervention works. 

Randomized Controlled Trials Module – Learn what randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are and the basics of how to design and conduct them. 

Shared Decision-Making with Individual Clients – Learn about the shared decision-making process as a practitioner working with individual clients. You will work through cases and attempt to balance the best available evidence with client preferences and resources in a clinical setting.

Collaborative Decision-Making with Communities – Learn about the collaborative decision-making process as a public health practitioner working with communities. You will work through a case from the point of view of a public health program manager working in a local health department.

Details: EBBP
Evidence Based Medicine - An Oral History

The phrase evidence-based medicine (EBM) was coined by Gordon Guyatt1 and then appeared in an article in The Rational Clinical Examination series in JAMA in 1992,2 but the roots of EBM go much further back. The personal stories of the origins of EBM were recently explored in a filmed oral history of some of the individuals most strongly associated with the birth of the movement (see Video, Evidence-Based Medicine: An Oral History).


Webcast:  47 minutes

Details: JAMA Network
Evidence-Based Practice: Step by Step: The Seven Steps of Evidence-Based Practice

Our evidence-based practice podcasts include evidence-based practice information from the American Journal of Nursing and our nursing conferences. Experts in the field of evidence-based practice present their knowledge, clinical experiences, and the latest evidence-based practice recommendations.

Maureen “Shawn” Kennedy, MA, RN, interviews Bernadette Melnyk and Ellen Fineout-Overholt, authors of this second article on implementing evidence-based practice. The authors offer an overview of the multistep process.

18 minute podcast

Excel Magic Trick 1248: Add or Count Case Sensitive Contains Criteria: ISNUMBER, FIND, SUMPRODUCT

Learn how to add with Case Sensitive Contains Criteria EXACT & SUMPRODUCT. This video builds on the last video, Trick 1246: Counting with Case Sensitive Criteria: EXACT & SUMPRODUCT and Excel Magic Trick 1247: Adding with Case Sensitive Criteria: EXACT & SUMPRODUCT.
How to add or count with case sensitive partial text match.

Webcast:  5:15 minutes

Details: Excel is Fun
Exploring Psychosocial Issues in the Workplace

Dr. Kevin Kelloway, the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health Psychology at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia explains what positive psychology is and how it relates to workplace stress.


Webcast:  16:09 min

Details: Health & Safety To Go
Facebook: Know the Policy Before Posting

The goal of this social networking continuing education program is to make nurses aware of the risks of social networks as they break down the walls separating our personal and professional lives. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —

  • Discuss how Facebook postings can lead to loss of employment.
  • Explain two ways using Facebook in the hiring process can pose legal risks for employers.
  • Describe three reasons why Facebook pages can lead to not getting hired.

1 hour

Funding Policy: ‘Pushing’ or ‘Pulling’ - Dr. Jason Sutherland

From many vantage points, health system funding has reached a crisis point in Canada. Not only are health care costs continuing to rise, but there are increasing conflicts about how these funds should be allocated.

Meanwhile, provinces are exploring different funding policies to create incentives to improve the safety, efficiency, and efficacy of health care, including patient-based payment for hospitals to increase ‘volume’ of hospital care, targeted pay-for-performance programs to reduce wait times, and alternative payment plans for physicians. While these funding policies are designed to change the incentives of providers and health care organizations, whether these policies are actually leading to health system improvements in Canada is unknown.

Dr. Jason Sutherland examined the consequences of using activity based funding (ABF) for health care institutions compared to block funding. Dr. Sutherland compared the experiences of many countries that have implemented ABF to greater or lesser degrees. The major advantage of ABF is that institutions are motivated to become more efficient, since they will have a surplus if they can provide care at a lower cost than the payer allots for a specific service. Some disadvantages include less incentive to coordinate care with providers outside of the institution (such as home care), over- provision of more profitable services and various ways to “game” the system. One challenge for payers is to determine the appropriate fee for a given medical intervention.

56 minutes

Details: UBC CHCM
Gathering Wisdom IV highlight reel

The fourth annual Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey Forum was held May 24-26 in Richmond BC. At the forum, BC First Nations leaders debated and passed a historic resolution which enables BC First Nations to move forward collectively to take greater control over, and responsibility for, health services.

3 minutes

Details: You Tube
Goldman - Hand washing

Dr. Brian Goldman explains why hand washing is important in hospitals.

Podcast:  6:32 minutes

Details: CBC
Grey Lit 103: Standing Out in a Sea of Grey Literature

This free Web conference (the "producer's" perspective) outlined how producers of grey literature can optimize their research for searching and increase the likelihood of uptake and use of their work. Participants learned:

  • What grey literature is being produced, and for what purposes?
  • Who are the largest producers, and why?
  • How can we enhance and standardize the perception of rigor in grey literature?
  • In what ways has the electronic publishing "sphere" contributed to the field of grey literature?
  • How is grey literature being archived and how do researchers make their research easy to find?
  • What are the preservation procedures for major producers?

Webcast:  1 hour

Details: Academy of Health
Hand Hygiene at the Critical Moment: The Point of Care

This Webinar is designed for Infection Preventionists to become familiar with the concept of Point of Care Hand Hygiene and implement the practice into their hand hygiene program. In addition to reviewing Point of Care, The Patient Zone, and The WHO 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene, many peer reviewed research publications are looked at which validate the need for Point of Care hand hygiene by demonstrating improved hand hygiene compliance and a reduction of HAIs.

CDC and WHO Hand Hygiene Guidelines are examined for Point of Care hand hygiene recommendations. Examples of WHO Hand Hygiene Observation tools are presented. Further discussion explores why Point of Care hand hygiene has not been adapted as part of hand hygiene programs in US hospitals. Practical considerations are examined which take into account HCW work flow patterns and the need for solutions within arm’s reach. Finally factors that should be considered and things that IPs can leverage when choosing to improve hand hygiene at the point of care in acute care settings are discussed based upon feedback from other facilities.

Webinar:  1 hour

Details: Infection Control Today
Harmonizing Research Ethics Review in BC - Research Toolbox

This video contains information and instructions specific to UBC researchers regarding Harmonizing Research Ethics Review. Presented by Jean Ruiz, Research Ethics Analyst of UBC's Office of Research Ethics.

Webcast:  39 minutes

Details: UBC
Harnessing the Power of the EMR to Improve Workflow

Central Hastings Family Health Team (CHFHT), recognized in 2014 by Canada Health Infoway in partnership with Accreditation Canada as a LEADing Practice organization and by the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario with a Bright Light Award, has been able to harness the power of an EMR to optimize how they provide care. Their inter-professional teams took one small step at a time to streamline workflow and become paper-free across multiple rural locations. This webinar provided insights into their digital health journey highlighting how they approached workflow change and performed ongoing monitoring to further advance their clinical outcomes and adoption.

Webcast:  56 minutes

Details: Canada Health Infoway
Hate Waiting? The APQ Model Could Change Your Life

Canadians are no strangers to waiting especially when it comes to health care. In September 2014, the Canadian Institute for Health Information released a report revealing hospital wait times for the majority of patients to see a doctor at 161 hospitals across the country. Most wait times were around 5.6 hours with a Winnipeg hospital topping the list with the longest wait time of 9.1 hours. The discussion about how long Canadians need to wait to access health care seems to be one of our only gripes about our internationally recognized system. But imagine if you didn’t have to wait.

Webcast:  2:50 minutes

Details: Research2Reality
Health Care Hybrids

All nations finance health care from a mix of public and private sources. The way in which the boundary between public and private finance is drawn, however, differs greatly across nations. Watch Dr. Carolyn Tuohy from the University of Toronto discuss her observations in our latest seminar video.

Recorded Mar.11/11 @ UBC's Centre for Health Care Management

1 hour 4 minutes

Details: CHCM
Health Care’s Newest Improvers: Patient and Family Advisors

Here’s the first thing one discovers when planning a program about Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs): there are now hundreds and hundreds of them at hospitals all across the US, and they’re a growing phenomenon internationally. In fact, there are so many outstanding examples of patients and family members rolling up their sleeves to improve the health care system, alongside quality leaders and clinicians, that it’s not easy to choose just a handful of examples to highlight. Still, we’ve assembled a terrific panel for the March 10 WIHI that is sure to leave you inspired and with a much clearer sense of what PFACs do and how they’re contributing to the redesign of health care today.

Podcast:  58 minutes

Details: IHI
Health Information Technology: Clinical Adoption

The goal of this program is to increase awareness of the factors that influence the success of clinical implementations of the electronic health record. After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the major factors that influence successful implementation of a clinical information system
  • List ways to assess clinician adoption
  • Describe where to find best practices to incorporate into implementation project plans to support clinician adoption and achievement of benefits.

Length:  1 hour

Health IT Webinar: Tips for Engaging Safety Net Patients Using Health IT

This Webinar provides tips on how safety net providers and staff can use health information technology (IT) to increase patient engagement. Health IT systems provide powerful tools that enable safety net providers to view a range of health information about their patients. This includes generating graphs and charts through an electronic medical record or patient portal that displays critical information such as a patient's weight, blood sugar levels, or other health factors over a period of time; as well as the ability to message with patients about their health needs. Safety net providers can use this resource for engaging patients in their healthcare environments and communicating to them how they can achieve better health outcomes. Webinar speakers will speak from the perspective of rural inpatient and health center primary care settings. In addition, speakers will provide tips on how health literacy can foster better patient communication, the use of patient portals and kiosks as a tool for patient engagement, and how doctors can best work and engage with patients who now have access to their health information.

1 hour, 28 minutes

Details: US Department of Health & Human Services
Health Literacy Out Loud #56: Helping Others Understand Health Messages

Lisa M. Schwartz, MD, M.S., and Steven Woloshin, MD, MS, are general internists at the White River Junction Veterans Administration Medical Center in Vermont. They also are professors of medicine, and community and family medicine, at Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire.

Together, they are working to address two important barriers to health communication: 1) many patients and providers are limited in their ability to interpret medical data, and 2) health messages are often exaggerated or incomplete. Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Woloshin have written extensively on this topic and are co-authors of several books including Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics and Overdiagnosed.

Podcast:  27 minutes

Details: Health Literacy
Health Literacy Out Loud #80: Using Twitter and Other Social Media to Communicate About Health Literacy

Jessica N. Rowden, MA, CHES is Manager for Health Communication and eHealth at ODPHP (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion) at the US Department of Health and Human Services. Jessica coordinates and manages health communication activities for a variety of programs including,, and Healthy People 2020. Jessica also oversees ODPHP’s health literacy initiatives, specializing in online health literacy.

In this podcast, Jessica Rowden talks with Helen Osborne about:

  • Ways that Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media are like conversations with your audience.
  • Strategies and tools to engage the audience, monitor their participation, and organize messages that you send, receive, and follow.
  • Resources, examples, and ways to learn more about social media.

24 minutes

Details: Health Literacy Out Loud
Health Literacy Out Loud #86: Making Research Consent Forms Easier for Patients to Understand

Kristofer (Kris) Griffith is Manager of Human Research Regulations at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Among his many responsibilities, Griffith manages regulatory aspects of human subjects research as submitted through their Office of Protocol Research, edits the Human Subjects Research Bulletin and, along with an editorial staff, maintains MD Anderson’s Adverse Events Database.

In this podcast, Kris Griffith talks with Helen Osborne about:

  • Why research consent forms are so very difficult to write. And understand.
  • Strategies to help, including: listing side effects, using consistent and clear wording, formatting pages, and writing short summaries.
  • Useful tools, resources, and ways to learn more.

20 minutes

Details: Health Literacy Out Loud
Health System Use of Electronic Data Symposium

Dr Louise Schaper discusses Australia's approach to digital health info. at recent HSU Symposium

CIHI's recent Health System Use of Electronic Data Symposium during eHealth 2014, International and Canadian experts discussed how they are making better use of digital health information to shape quality, safety and efficiency in their health systems. This video showcases Dr. Louise Schaper's presentation.

Webcast:  19 minutes

Details: CIHI
Healthy Workplaces: A Team Effort

Thinking about starting a healthy workplace team at your workplace? This webinar is for you. Join Laurie Tirone as she recounts the development of the Healthy Workplace Team here at CCOHS. What began as simply posting information to a bulletin board has blossomed into a year-round team effort that follows the four avenues of influence for a healthy workplace: physical work environment, personal health resources in the workplace, the psychosocial work environment, and community involvement. Learn how this initiative gained momentum - management support is key - and get some practical tips and ideas to help jump-start your own healthy workplace plans.

Webinar: 13 minutes

Details: CCOHS
HINTS: Moving from Data to Reality

Disseminating evidence-based programs and policies requires that researchers, policy makers, and practitioners take active roles in the process. While their perspectives, systems, and practices vary, their goal remains the same: to reduce the burden of disease and move from "research to reality."

The Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) is a data collection program created to monitor changes in the rapidly evolving field of health communication. Survey researchers are using the data to understand how adults 18 years and older use different communication channels, including the Internet, to obtain vital health information for themselves and their loved ones. Public health practitioners are using the data to overcome barriers to health information usage across populations and are obtaining the data they need to create more effective communication strategies.

January’s Research to Reality cyber-seminar will look closely at the HINTS survey and results. Presenters and participants will engage in a discussion of how cancer control practitioners can best harness the information the survey collects and use it to guide and evaluate evidence-based programs at the local level.

1 hour webcast

Details: Research to Reality
How a Country Came Together - Canada's Advance Care Planning Experience

For the last year a number of leading educators in advance care planning from across Canada have been sharing their expertise through a Community of Practice. In this Webinar six of these educators will share their advance care planning education resources and briefly describe their experience with them. This is an excellent opportunity for you to see what resources are available in Canada and learn from the country’s prominent experts.

Webcast:  1 hour, 8 minutes

Details: CHCPA
How Should Providers Deliver Bad News?

Delivering bad news is always a challenging task for providers. But certain communication techniques can make the experience less difficult for the patient and family. You can start by finding a quiet place free of interruptions, making sure all the family members are there, and taking a deep breath to help focus your attention. Then what?

In this video, Dr. Michael Haglund, a Professor of Surgery at Duke University Medical Center, demonstrates how providers should and shouldn’t deliver bad news, based on the work of Dr. Neil S. Prose. Filmed with actors playing the role of the parents of a young child, two versions of the same scene sharply demonstrate the impact of a provider’s verbal and nonverbal communication.
This video was produced by Firestream Media with a grant from the Duke Graduate Medical Education Innovation Fund. For more on how the creators used this video as part of a program on physician-patient communication, read this article in the Journal of Surgical Education.

Webcast:  7:27 minutes

Details: IHI
How to Create an Infographic in Powerpoint - Part 1

Using no more than four columns and a template, you can easily design a great looking infographic with Powerpoint.

Webcast:  6 minutes

How to Get Involved with Informatics: Education & Employment

The purpose of this program is to focus on educational opportunities and how to find employment in nursing informatics. After attending this webinar, participants will be able to —

  • Devise a personal plan for gaining traditional education in nursing informatics.
  • Indicate sources of continuing education in nursing informatics.
  • Develop a strategy for finding employment in nursing informatics.

Length:  1 hour

How to Leverage Nursing Care - Alba Dicenso

Alba DiCenso, Professor, Nursing and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, presents on a panel about "How to Leverage Nursing Care for Health System Improvement and Transformation" at the 2012 conference of the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research.

Webcast:  21:35 minutes

Details: CAHSPR
How to Leverage Nursing Care - Dorothy Pringle

Dorothy Pringle, Professor Emerita, University of Toronto, presents on a panel about "How to Leverage Nursing Care for Health System Improvement and Transformation" at the 2012 conference of the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research.

Webcast:  20 minutes

Details: CAHSPR
How to Read a Study and Assess Whether it Produced Valid Evidence of Effectiveness

Video 1: Key Elements of a Well-Conducted Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Video 2: Which Comparison Group ("Quasi-Experimental") Studies are Most Likely to Produce Valid Evidence of Effectiveness?

Details: coalition for Evidence-Based Policy
HTT 48- Meeting the needs of Population Health Management with Health IT

Director of Payer and Life Sciences for HIMSS, Shelley Price,  joins us to share her insight into Population Health Management and how healthcare organizations can leverage technology to meet this new paradigm of caring for our communities and the individuals within them.

Podcast:  24 minutes

Details: Healthcare Tech Talk
Human Factors 101: Designing Safety into Healthcare Systems

Rachel is passionate about making healthcare safer for patients by making environments, processes and technologies more intuitive for clinicians. She has a keen interest in integrating human factors
principles into medication safety initiatives, especially those relating to chemotherapy. Through her research she has gained a strong understanding and respect for the role that front line care providers,
play in patient safety. Since 2005, Rachel has been developing and refining educational curricula for introducing clinicians to the concepts of human factors and how they impact patient safety. She has taught “Human Factors 101” to university students, hospital administrators, nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals and physicians across Canada and internationally.

Webcast:  1 hour

Details: HealthCareCAN
Human Resources for PHC - Gail Tomblin Murphy

Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy speaks on the topic of "Health Human Resources for Primary Health Care" at the 2012 conference of the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR).

Webcast:  12:21 minutes

Details: CAHSPR
ICAP Webinar: Improving Health Systems: Analysis of the Results from 27 Improvement Collaboratives in 12 Countries

On August 6, 2014, Dr. Lynne Miller Franco, Vice President of EnCompass LLC, presented a webinar sponsored by the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) on the multi-country evaluation of USAID-supported improvement collaboratives that was carried out by the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI).

The evaluation compared the results from 27 improvement collaboratives implemented under the USAID-funded Quality Assurance and Health Care Improvement projects from 1998-2008 to discern what kind of evidence they provided about the effectiveness of collaborative improvement in improving health outcomes and compliance with health care standards. 

Webcast:  53 minutes

Details: ICAP
IHI Open School - Shared Decision Making

Victor Montori, MD, MSc, a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is pioneering the concept of shared decision making. What is shared decision making and how can it improve care for patients? Dr. Montori, a special interest keynote speaker at this year’s IHI National Forum in December, explains:

“You didn’t go to medical school to bill patients. You didn’t go to medical school to document. You went to medical school because you had to develop the skills to diagnose, treat, console, alleviate suffering, and provide company to someone on a journey that could be going to death – or could be going through death toward health. As a clinician, that’s your calling. Shared decision making – engaging in a deep conversation with a patient about something that really matters to them – is one of the reasons people go into health care. It is what helping means. It’s an enormous privilege to connect with a human being in that way to make important decisions.”


Details: IHI Open School
IHSPR Policy Rounds - Caring for the Caregivers

This policy round described the research and policy implications of a Healthcare Renewal Policy Analysis research grant focused on informing a caregivers’ strategy for Ontario. The project engaged researchers, policy makers, care providers and caregivers in consultations to explore how best to support caregivers. We held a discussion on the policy implications of this work, including: the role of businesses in ensuring a workplace culture that better addresses the needs of employed caregivers; providing opportunities for caregivers to have their voices heard and needs assessed around the delivery of home and community care; and implementing a caregiver tax credit in Ontario for low- and moderate-income caregivers.

Webcast:  1:30 hours

Details: IHSPR
IHSPR Policy Rounds - Improving Care of Multiple Chronic Conditions

The number of patients with multiple chronic health conditions (multimorbidity) is growing and patients and caregivers face significant burden and difficulties navigating the healthcare system. Governments across Canada are investigating how local health systems can deliver more efficient and effective care to people with multimorbidity, including efforts to identify and implement best practice guidelines to improve care.

Webcast:  1 hour, 29 minutes

Details: IHSPR
IHSPR Policy Rounds - Performance Measurement & Reporting

Performance measurement is used for a variety of purposes, and generally enables health care professionals, researchers, policy makers and the broader health system make better decisions that improve quality of care. In Canada, multiple jurisdictions have implemented and are expanding their use of performance measurement and reporting activities.

This webinar will uncover promising approaches and tools to improve healthcare performance measurement and reporting across Canada. Further, we'll review how much progress has really been made to date, and how to leverage current knowledge and expertise in this area to maximize our efforts.

Webcast:  1:22

Details: IHSPR
Implementation and Evaluation: Using Your Logic Model to Guide Your Project

On March 11, 2013, the Family and Youth Services Bureau presented a webinar to help Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program grantees implement and evaluate their curricula.

Details: Family and Youth Services Bureau
Implementation Science 101

This Cyberseminar will provide a general orientation to the history, rationale, and goals of implementation science, followed by explanation of key components of implementation research, including study design options, implementation strategies, conceptual frameworks, and mixed methods. Examples will be drawn from VA women’s health implementation research.

Intended audience: Investigators new to implementation science and those interested in refreshing their foundational knowledge of the field.

Webcast:  69 minutes

Details: HSRD
Implementing Evidence-based Interventions within Healthcare Systems: Experiences from the R2R Mentorship Program

Join us in October as we continue the exploration of practice-based evidence and how it can inform your own community’s efforts implementing interventions within healthcare systems.

In this second of a three part series, The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Research to Reality (R2R) October cyber-seminarwill highlight three of the R2R Mentorship Program projects that are implementing interventions within healthcare systems. Lisa Troyer, Angela McFall, and Michael Celestin will share the details of their projects, outcomes, and lessons learned about partnering with, and implementing in, healthcare systems to deliver evidence-based intervention. Lisa and Angela, with their mentors, Dr. Eugene Lengerich and June Ryan, have both been working with insurance providers and healthcare providers to implement colorectal cancer screening programs in their states. Michael Celestin, with guidance from his mentor, Dr. Alton Hart, has been working on a program to increase the use of evidence-based tobacco cessation strategies by healthcare physicians within the Louisiana State University Health system. All three mentees will share their experiences and how the lessons they learned may be translated to other communities and inform future research

Webcast:  1 hour, 2 Minutes

Details: Research to Reality
Improve Data Access with Mobile Devices

As the proliferation of mobile device use continues, it’s clear the trend of data access across the healthcare enterprise is here to stay. The growing mobility trends create several challenges around managing, securing and supporting mobile devices and mobile content. In this session, we’ll explore industry trends, processes for implementing mobile devices into a clinician’s workflow and best practices gleaned from a successful mobility deployment at a pediatric facility.

Webcast:  1 hour

Details: HIMSS
Improving care quality through hybrid implementation/effectiveness studies: Best practices in design, methods, and measures

Using exemplars of VA- and NIH-funded implementation science projects addressing either physical or mental illness, we will discuss 1) the selection and use of conceptual models and frameworks to guide study design; 2) Type 2 and Type 3 implementation/effectiveness hybrid study designs; 3) multifaceted implementation strategies; and 4) mixed methods to capture implementation strategy effectiveness. Common challenges and solutions to conducting implementation science studies will be described.

Intended Audience: new and established researchers in the field of implementation science, grant reviewers, clinical leaders and policymakers.

Podcast:  58 minutes

Details: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Improving Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning

The goal of this continuing education program is to help nurses improve their critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to —

  • Describe critical thinking and clinical reasoning in the context of your practice.
  • Identify characteristics and skills that demonstrate critical thinking.
  • Use specific strategies to improve your critical thinking and clinical reasoning abilities.
Improving pain management for seniors

A new study found that many seniors experience unnecessary pain and suffering in the final stages of life - symptoms that may be treatable.

Webcast:  8 minutes

Details: CTV News
Improving the effectiveness of joint health and safety committees

An evidence-based assessment tool has been developed to help joint health and safety committees (JHSCs) establish improvement goals and ensure sustained effectiveness. In this plenary, Dr. Linn Holness shares the research behind the 21-item tool and discusses how this study, conducted in a health-care setting, could have application across Canadian workplaces.

Webcast:  30 minutes

Details: IWH
Improving the Patient Experience with Nurse Sara Reges

Nursing Notes Live is an audio extension of the national award-winning monthly e-newsletter, Nursing Notes – which offers the latest industry news, trends and updates in nursing. You can subscribe to the e-newsletter at Each month’s Nursing Notes issue is accompanied by select few episodes of Nursing Notes Live, which expands on the content and provides you greater insights into the topics presented in the e-newsletter. You can listen to previous podcasts on the Nursing Notes by Johnson & Johnson Facebook page or visit iTunes to subscribe to the podcast!

Podcast: 16 minutes

Details: Nursing Notes Live
In the Field with David Gutnick: Medicare History

A documentary from Regina tells us about the stormy early days of Canada's free medicare system. In 1962, some thought it was a communist plot, and doctors went on strike in Saskatchewan to protest its introduction there. But they were no match for the oratory of former Saskatchewan premier, Tommy Douglas, and later, leader of the New Democratic party.


Infection prevention and control in hospitals

How do you reduce the risk of cross infection and how do you cut the number of MRSA cases in a hospital? An infection control nurse talks about this and more on our new podcast. Listen to find out more!

Podcast:  8 minutes

Details: BioMed Central
Infectious Questions

Our debut episode of Infectious Questions focuses on Zika Virus and the health risks it poses to Canadians travelling to affected countries, pregnant women in particular.

Our guest expert this week is Dr. Philippe Lagacé-Wiens, Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease at the University of Manitoba and a consultant with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's Travel and Tropical Medicine Clinic.

Podcast;  9 minutres

Details: CentreInfection
International Perspectives on Dissemination and Implementation Research Policy and Practice

The March Research to Reality (R2R) cyber-seminar will be a special live videocast from the 4th Annual NIH Conference on Dissemination and Implementation Science. In the panel session, moderated by the National Cancer Institute’s Dr. Russell Glasgow, four researchers from across the globe will converge to discuss their work and how their organizations are facilitating translation and moving research into practice.

Details: Research to Reality
Interprofessionalism in Practice: What are the Barriers and Incentives?

Everette James, JD, MBA, will share his experience regulating the hospitals and nursing homes as Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, where he led expansion of the scope of practice for advanced practice professionals. He will discuss the research underway at the University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute to measure the impact of team-based care delivery in both inpatient and community settings.

Webcast:  1 hour

Details: American Interprofessional Health Collaborative
Interventions for enhancing medication adherence

One of the larger reviews in The Cochrane Library summarises research on ways to help people to take their medication. Brian Haynes and Elizabeth Ackloo from McMaster University in Canada tell us more.

3:30 minutes

Details: The Cochrane Collaboration
Interventions to improve hand hygiene compliance in patient care

Many patients rank cleanliness as one of the most important aspects of their dealings with the health service. A team of researchers, led by Dinah Gould from City University in London England, have systematically reviewed the evidence on improving hand hygiene compliance among health care workers. Jini Hetherington, from the Cochrane Collaboration Secretariat, describes what they found

3 minutes

Details: The Cochrane Collaboration
Introducing the new NVivo

Discover the new NVivo suite. 

Webcast:  5 minutes

Details: QSR International
Introduction to Open Access and Connected Open Movements

Joy Kirchner, Digital Scholarship, UBC Library


40 minutes

Details: UBC Presentations
Introduction to the Culture of Safety
On demand course:

As long as human beings provide health care, mistakes and errors will occur. However, health care providers can reduce the likelihood of such mistakes and errors, and limit their impact, by fostering a “culture of safety.” This is an environment that encourages people to speak up about safety concerns, makes it safe to talk about mistakes and errors, and encourages learning from these events. How providers can create and foster a culture of safety is the focus of this course.

Lesson 1: The Power of Speaking Up
Lesson 2: What Is a Culture of Safety?
Lesson 3: How Can You Contribute to a Culture of Safety?

Details: IHI
Is electronic information the future of health care?

Brief intro to electronic health records.

3 minutes

Details: YouTube
It's time to talk about end-of-life and palliative care

Yesterday we brought you Anna Maria Tremonti's interview with Doctor Atul Gawande, the author of "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End."  Doctor Gawande shared some provocative thoughts on death, dying and communication with medical professionals.

Podcast:  24 minutes

Details: CBC
Johns Hopkins University: Clinician Decision Support Technology Improves Heart Failure Acute Care Processes

Webcast:  1 hour

Details: John Hopkins
Johns Hopkins University: Informatics and Opportunities for Quality Measurement

1 hour webcast

Details: John Hopkins
Johns Hopkins University: The Human Studies Database: An Ontology for All Human-Subjects Research

Webcast:  1 hour

Details: John Hopkins
Johns Hopkins University: Using Electronic Medical Records to Deliver Better Quality Care

Webcast:  50 minutes

Details: Johns Hopkins
Keynote, Action Research Masterclass

Professor Brendan McCormack gave a masterclass on 26 July 2012 entitled:
Action Research: Methodology and methods in evolution

This is the opening keynote presentation of the event.

The event was organised by User-centred Healthcare Design (UCHD), the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care South Yorkshire (CLAHRC SY), Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Yorkshire and Humber Research Society.

Details: HSR
Knowing What’s Best: Discover How the Portal Does Your Homework

Learn how to use the Web Resource Ratings feature of the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal to sort through the masses of health-related information on the internet in order to identify only the most high-quality, trustworthy and reliable information about optimal aging.

Webcast:  1 hour

Details: McMaster
Knowledge Translation

An introduction to knowledge translation using the Knowledge to Action Cycle

Webcast:  4:26 minutes

Knowledge Translation in the Age of Social Media

This short presentation will help academics consider how to advance their work using internet-based tools.

Webcast:  31 minutes

Knowledge Translation Toolkit for Workplace Safety and Workplace Violence Risk Assessment

The OHA's archived webcasts and videoconferences allow for busy health care professionals to learn from industry leaders and subject experts through the convenience of their own computers.

The only technical requirements to view archived events is high-speed internet access and computer speakers (for audio).

For the best viewer experience, we recommend installing Microsoft SilverLight (click here to download Silverlight).

1 hour 13 minutes

Details: Ontario Hospital Association
Leading with Integrity & the Nurse Practitioner Clinic Story

This episode of Visionary Radio with Gisele features Marilyn Butcher, Nurse Practitioner, Consultant and co-founder of Canada’s NP-led clinic initiative, along with Marcel Faggioni, Certified Human Resources Professional and founder of Integrity Management Consulting Group.

Podcast:  1 hour

Details: Find Great
Lessons from Alberta: the road less travelled

Dr. Stephen Duckett, Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


49 minutes



Details: Longwoods
Let Patients Help Heal Health Care: e-Patient Dave

What's the power of true patient engagement, and why should health care providers seek it? e-Patient Dave answers these questions and more in his plenary presentation from Quality Forum 2014.

Dave deBronkart, known on the internet as e-Patient Dave, is the author of the highly rated Let Patients Help: A Patient Engagement Handbook. After beating stage IV kidney cancer in 2007 he became a blogger, health policy advisor and international keynote speaker.


Webcast:  58 minutes 

Details: BC PSQC
Life Support - Medicare's mid-life crisis

Though our national health care system is top of mind for Canadians, you rarely hear politicians talk about it. We look back at the foundation of medicare, and ahead to its uncertain future.

Meyer Brownstone, one of the architects of medicare, recalls the ambitions, the battles, and the compromises behind Canada's first national health care system.

Then health policy analyst Colleen Flood and medical  journalist André Picard take its pulse, and give us their prognosis.


Podcast:  55 minutes

Details: CBC
Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students

What is the role of a literature review in research? What's it mean to "review" the literature? Get the big picture of what to expect as part of the process.

Webcast:  9 minutes

Details: libncsu
Major Depression Epidemiology: Implications for Health Policy

January 22, 2013 from 1:00-2:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Major depression is one of the world’s leading contributors to disease burden and arguably the most important cause of disability in developed countries such as Canada. Historically, it has been viewed as an acute, episodic disease but it is increasingly being conceptualized as a chronic condition. Epidemiologic data have generally emphasized under-treatment and the main policy recommendations have been for increasing access to treatment. Recent studies based on the National Population Health Survey and the Canadian Community Health Survey, however, challenge these perspectives: they show a higher than expected prevalence, a high and increasing frequency of treatment and, overall, an extensive heterogeneity in the severity and course of depressive disorders.

This webinar will review these evidences and discuss how they call for newer ways of understanding depressive disorders that will emphasize depression’s dimensional nature and suggest flexible access to a spectrum of interventions.

Details: Canadian Research Data Centre Network
Making Data Matter: Real-time Measurement for Healthcare Improvement

The healthcare system is inundated with data, indicators and dashboards. Buried in the numbers is an essential function of high-performing healthcare organizations: relying on data to guide quality improvement. But how well do healthcare providers and their organizations rely on data to understand healthcare pathways, processes and systems? To what degree are decisions based on timely and accurate data? Oftentimes, data is too old to make timely decisions, or providers are skeptical about the validity of the information. Collecting and displaying data in 'real-time' enables healthcare leaders and staff to rely on data in a meaningful way that improves the quality of care of patients and families. Run charts and control charts are simple yet powerful tools to analyze data in real-time.

Webcast: 1 hour

Details: CFHI
Making Sense of a Standardized Mean Difference - YT

This is one of ten videos so far in our series "Understanding Research Evidence"

Webcast:  7:34 minutes

Details: NCCMT
Making sense of the evidence on breast cancer screening

The McMaster Health Forum, with support from the Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative, recently hosted a public talk to examine the latest evidence on breast cancer screening and the impact this evidence has on physicians and their interactions with patients.

Dr. Jonathan Sussman (Associate Professor, Department of Oncology McMaster University, and Radiation Oncologist, Juravinski Cancer Centre) and Dr. Cathy Risdon (Professor and Associate Chair, Academic, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University, and Co-Director, McMaster Family Practice) delivered a compelling talk.


Webcast:  1 hour

Details: McMaster University
Making the Most of Research Resources for Health Services Research: HSRProj and HSRR

HSRProj (Health Services Research Projects-in-Progress) and HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources) are two free online resources funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NLM). The two resources are coordinated by the NLM's National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) and allow health services researchers to find the most up-to-date information for ongoing health services research (HSR) projects, find collaborators or funders, and review data and compare characteristics across datasets. 

Webcast:  55 minutes

Details: AcademyHealth
Making the Most of Research Resources for HSR: PubMed and CER

The seminar provides an overview of the set of PubMed specialized search filters for HSR, with an in-depth discussion of the HSR search algorithms developed for this purpose. Information on a new search for "comparative effectiveness research", recently developed by librarians at the National Information Center on Health Services Research (NICHSR) are introduced.

58 minutes 

Details: AcademyHealth
Mark Hyman at TEDMED 2010

Mark Hyman discusses a "systems" approach to health care.

Webcast:  19 minutes

Details: TEDMED
Medical certificates of death in light of physician-assisted dying

If physician-assisted death becomes legal in Canada, physicians need to know whether and, if so, how to record it on medical certificates of death. In this podcast, Jocelyn Downie, Professor in the Faculties of Law and Medicine, and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Law, at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, discusses the best approach by examining current practice and best principles.

Podcast:  8:11 minutes

Details: CMAJ
Mental Illness and Addiction: Using an integrated approach to improve quality of care

Did you know?

  • In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians experiences a mental health or addiction problem.
  • At least 20% of people with a mental illness in Canada also have a substance abuse problem. For people with schizophrenia, that number may be as high as 50%.
  • Although Integrated Care Pathways are common practice elsewhere in healthcare, this approach is new in the coordination of care in mental health and addictions.

Webcast:  1:00 hour

Details: CFHI
Meta-Analysis De-Mystified: A Step-by-Step Guide

Meta-analysis is a powerful technique for synthesizing the results of multiple studies into a single conclusion. It yields objective, empirical, and largely value-neutral evidence; using meta-analysis, evaluators can estimate the central tendency of study outcomes, test the pattern of variations in outcomes, and estimate the overall effects of and relationships between variables. This Eval Cafe session will focus on providing an overview of this tool, including examples and resources for audience members who are interested in finding out how to conduct their own meta-analyses.

Webcast:  57 minutes

Details: Vimeo
MGH Nurses Week 2014: Implementing Power as Knowing Participation in Change

Dr. Elizabeth Manhart Barrett was the Yvonne L. Munn nursing research lecturer during Massachusetts General Hospital's 2014 Nurse Recognition Week. This webinar is a video recording of her live presentation. Dr. Manhart Barrett's presentation provides an overview of her theory of power, entitled "Power as Knowing Participation in Change." She cites examples of how nurses can and do participate knowingly in change and model power as change agents. She incorporates the use of imagery and examples of how noted historical leaders viewed power and change.


Details: MGH Academy
mHealth Initiatives: Mobilizing Cancer Prevention and Control

In recent years, the expansion of mobile health (mHealth) technologies, including health text messaging, mobile phone apps, remote monitoring and portable sensors, have changed the way healthcare is being delivered in the U.S. and globally.  The potential to provide citizens with an unprecedented level of access to health resources can help all of us as public health professionals achieve our goal of creating healthier communities.  During November’s NCI Research to Reality cyber-seminar, we will explore the role of mHealth in cancer prevention and control and present some new innovative tools and resources that public health practitioners and researchers can use.  Dr. Audie Atienza will provide an overview of where we are in the field of mHealth, what HHS is doing in this arena, and the implications for cancer prevention and control.   Then we will hear from Drs. Gustafson and Augustson about the evidence-based mHealth tools they have developed and implemented to help public health practitioners and researchers, as well as the  lessons they have learned along the way.  Dr. Gustafson will discuss his tool, Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System (CHESS), a computer-based system of integrated services designed to help individuals cope with a health crisis or medical concern.  Dr. Augustson will share the work his group has done around the NCI Smokefree Text program as well as other new mobile apps and their integration with social media.

1 hour, 4 minutes Webcast

Details: National Cancer Institute
Michael West & Mike Cooke in conversation

A webinar organised by HSR Live with Michael West, Professor of Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University Management School; Mike Cooke Chief Exec of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

The two heavyweights in healthcare explore the question 'how can we develop the cultures of our health care organisations so they provide high quality care and efficiency?


Webcast:  1 hour

Details: HSR
Modern Healthcare Virtual Conference Plenary Session

On June 11, Modern Healthcare hosted its first Virtual Conference of 2013, Patient Safety & Quality. One component of the conference was a plenary session titled “Implementing a Culture of Continuous Improvement,” hosted by Modern Healthcare reporter Maureen McKinney. The session featured three experts: Jeffrey Selberg, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Dr. Peter Pronovost, director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins; and Dr. Gary Kaplan, chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System, Seattle. Hear what they had to say

Podcast:  45 minutes

Details: Modern
Monitoring & Evaluation Planning for Projects/Programs

This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation. In this Coffee Break, Scott Chaplowe will provide concise guidance to develop and implement an M&E system for project planning, implementation, and evaluation. The webinar covers the key components of a M&E system that trace a logical train of thought from the project’s theory of change to the specific objectives needed for these changes, methods for measuring change, and protocols for collecting and analyzing data and information.

Webcast:  19:33 minutes

Details: AEA Community
My M&E: Evaluation "step-by-step" and Toolkit

This section is designed to provide you with quick and practical guidance as you undertake an evaluation. Click on the topic you are interested in and find a technical note with a suggestion of key manuals to start with, as well as checklists and concrete examples. Go to the bottom of the page for other toolkits. Please feel free to send us additional high-quality resources to enrich this section.

Details: My M&E
National Council for Behavioral Health

Prep for Success:  Lessons Learned in Implementing Models for Early Intervention in Psychosis

Webcast:  1 hour, 27 minutes

Navigating the Breast Cancer Journey, Part 1

The goal of this continuing education program is to provide healthcare professionals with an overview of breast cancer risk and prognostic factors, diagnostic modalities and psychosocial support for patients. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:

  • Discuss early detection guidelines and risk factors for breast cancer
  • Identify diagnostic modalities for breast cancer
  • Describe factors that help with prognosis and treatment decisions for patients with breast cancer

Podcast:  1 hour

Navigating the Breast Cancer Journey, Part 2

The goal of this continuing education program is to provide healthcare professionals with an overview of treatment and psychosocial support for patients with breast cancer. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:

  • Identify treatment modalities for breast cancer
  • Discuss possible adverse effects of the treatment modalities
  • Describe collaborative health interventions and supportive strategies used for patients navigating the breast cancer journey

Podcast:  1 hour

NCCMT - Clinical Significance

The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools is one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada.

We believe that using evidence to inform public health practice and policy in Canada can improve our public health system and, ultimately, the health of all Canadians.
Our primary target audiences are public health managers and professionals across Canada who promote and facilitate evidence-informed decision making. Our products and services are available and relevant to all public health practitioners, policy makers and researchers.

Webcast:  3:54 minutes

Details: YouTube
NCCMT - Confidence Interval

The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools is one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada.

We believe that using evidence to inform public health practice and policy in Canada can improve our public health system and, ultimately, the health of all Canadians.
Our primary target audiences are public health managers and professionals across Canada who promote and facilitate evidence-informed decision making. Our products and services are available and relevant to all public health practitioners, policy makers and researchers.

Webcast:  5:33 minutes

Details: YouTube
NCCMT - Odds Ratios

The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools is one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada.

We believe that using evidence to inform public health practice and policy in Canada can improve our public health system and, ultimately, the health of all Canadians.
Our primary target audiences are public health managers and professionals across Canada who promote and facilitate evidence-informed decision making. Our products and services are available and relevant to all public health practitioners, policy makers and researchers.

Webcast:  6:06 minutes

Details: YouTube
Needlestick injuries: RN FM Radio

Dr. Foley is one of the world’s foremost experts on healthcare worker safety. She is the Director at the Center for Nursing Research and Innovation at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing.

Safe in Common is a non-profit organization of healthcare safety advocates committed to making their working environment safe from the risk of needlestick injury. We’re currently ramping up an initiative to get 100,000 people to sign the Needlestick Safety

Podcast:  77 minutes

Details: BlogTalkRadio
New and Improved: Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes and HIT


On September 27, 2010, this 90-minute session introduced Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User’s Guide: 2nd Edition, via live Webcast from the AHRQ 2010 Annual Conference. Following the presentations, participants discussed potential topics for future updates of this handbook.

  • View the streaming media presentation of the Webcast with open captions (Flash)
  • For help viewing this video presentation, visit Viewers, Players and Plug-insDownload the Powerpoint file (2.3 MB)
  • View the online transcript or download the PDF (172 kB)
Details: AHRQ
New Forms of Scholarly Communications: Opportunities and Challenges

The scholarly community is experiencing some of the most profound changes in how it communicates its work since the establishing of the conventions for writing scientific papers. These changes are evident both in how community members communicate among themselves but also in how they communicate with external stakeholders, including funders and the wider public.
In this talk, Rob Procter briefly reviews the drivers for these changes, examine how scholars are adapting to them and concludes by discussing some of the challenges these changes raise for the future of scholarly communications and public trust in scholarly research.

28 minutes

Details: Oxford Internet Institute
Next steps in health & medicine -- where can technology take us?

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Daniel Kraft shows us where technology can take us in health and medicine. He pulls out countless gadgets of his jacket that will change the future of health-monitoring and improve our access to personal health care.

Webcast;  21 minutes

Details: Tedx Talks
North York General Hospital is Committed to Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care Through the Implementation of Electronic Point of Care Solutions

To address patient safety issues, North York General Hospital’s IT and Clinical Informatics leaders decided to design and deploy eCare, a comprehensive multi-year electronic health initiative to help improve patient safety, quality of care, and virtually eliminate repetitive manual processes.

Webcast;  1 hour

Details: HIMSS
NPR Series - Injured Nurses

A seris of Podcasts on nursing related injuries.

Several in the series, 8 to 20 minutes long.


Details: NPR
Numeracy, Chronic Disease, and Repeat Emergency Room Visits or Hospitalizations

Candace McNaugton MD, MPH, is an emergency medicine physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a fellow in the Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine Research Training Program. Dr. McNaughton also completed a VA Quality Scholar Fellowship, focusing on issues of quality and patient safety. Her research looks at patients with heart failure, hypertension and other chronic diseases who seek care in the emergency department.
In this podcast, Dr. McNaughton talks with Helen Osborne about:

  • Numeracy and chronic disease. Number-based tasks that patients must do to care for themselves at home.
  • Return ER visits and hospitalizations. Patients with low numeracy skills appear to be at more risk for acute exacerbation of heart failure symptoms.
  • What can all of us do to help? Recommendations for clinicians, patients, and healthcare systems.


Podcast:  24 minutes

Details: Health Literacy Out Loud
Nurse Bullying Show

There's a saying you hear in hospitals: "Nurses eat their young". Not doctors, paramedics, or physios, just nurses. This week, we explore the utterly common and disturbing phenomenon of nurse bullying, sometimes referred to as horizontal and lateral aggression or violence. I talk to two nurses who say they were bullied by nasty colleagues, and find out how it affected them and their patients. I also chat with Kathleen Bartholomew, a former nurse manager and one of North America's foremost experts on nurse bullying.

27 minutes

Details: CBC
Nurse Educators and the IT Initiative

The goal of this program is to provide attendees with information about educating the next generation of nurses to practice in an informatics intensive healthcare environment. After attending this webinar, participants will be able to —

  • Identify curriculum resources to facilitate the integration of informatics into the nursing curriculum
  • Analyze your role and responsibility in becoming knowledgeable about health information technology
  • Discover faculty development opportunities to prepare faculty for this critical role

Length:  1 hour

Nurse Informatics Trends, Smart Pumps, and Episode 354

Lab on a chip, singing pain away in the ER, the healing touch of poetry, and we'll look at some exciting advances in nurse and health informatics with more from the AACN conference. If that's what you're looking for, you found it. It's the Nursing Show.

Podcast:  25 minutes

Details: The Nursing Show
Nurse-Led Intervention to Screen and Treat Substance Abuse

Did you miss Wednesday's webinar? If so, have no fear. You can access the recording right here to learn all about the work of Robin Newhouse, Bonnie Spring, and their team, to better screen and treat substance abuse.

Webcast:  56 minutes

Details: INQRI
Nurses Alarm Fatigue and Episode 255

Guide on engaging patients in their care, nurse practitioner restrictions and primary care shortages, doctors doubt nurses' skills and we'll take a look at nurses and alarm fatigue. If that's what you're looking for, you found it. It's the Nursing Show.

Podcast:  19 minutes

Details: The Nursing Show
Nursing and Mobile Technology: eHealth at the Point of Practice

Nurses require the best information and evidence at their finger tips to support decision making that contributes to improved patient, resident and public health care outcomes.  Mobile technology, such as the PDA, allows nurses to access information anywhere, anytime.  Five nurses share their stories on how they use a PDA in their work setting.

Five videos:

Public Health

Acute Care

Mental Health

Long Term Care

Home Care

Details: RNAO
Nursing Informatics Trends from ANIA 2016

Community college BSN wars, what makes nurse managers happy at work, top 10 things you’d love about being a nurse educator, and we’ll start off my official coverage of the American Nurse Informatics Association conference in San Francisco. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it. It’s the Nursing Show.

Webcast:  25 minutes

Details: ANIA 2016
Nursing’s New Roadmap: Education, the Workforce, and Health Care Quality

What’s it going to take for the health care system to take full advantage of the potential of nurses – and for nurses to realize their full potential? These twin questions are not new to the nursing profession, or to policy makers. Both groups have been wrestling for years to find the right levers to increase not just the ranks of RNs, but their skills and recognition as key members of health care teams. Although this has led to some successes and improvements, the solutions haven’t kept up with demands. Health care reform has only intensified the need to sharpen strategies, especially as nurses have the potential to play a critical role in creating a more patient-centered, integrated delivery system.

57 minutes

Details: WIHI
NVivo for your literature review- online tutorial

This online tutorial will show you how NVivo can help you organise, manage and write your literature review. The video includes: how to import your Endnote library, source classifications, coding strategies by themes, topics, and authors, text-based queries, coding and matrix queries, and how to create visual models.

Webcast;  43 minutes

Details: Library La Trobe University
On Call: Data Boot Camp: Part 3 - Effective Data Quality Management

When working with data and measurement, one critical question that must always be assessed is: How can I know that my improvement data is good enough to drive healthcare transformation? Using data effectively – which includes data preparation and processing, measuring the right things the right way and establishing good data management practices – is key to achieving high quality, data-driven insights that support healthcare improvement.

Details: CFHI
On Call: Single-Entry Models for Improved Access to Care

Despite a decade of efforts to reduce wait times and improve access to care, access to scheduled healthcare services remains a concern for patients and professionals alike. Single-entry models (SEMs) – where patients assemble in a single queue, rather than in multiple queues, to see the first-available service provider – have helped many organizations better manage access to scheduled health services, demonstrating sustained wait time reductions and improved patient care experience. Using a single queue provides standardized data, essential for managing and reducing wait lists. It also ensures the sickest patients are treated first, regardless of who their primary care provider is or where they live.

Webcast:  59 minutes

Details: CFHE
On Call: Towards Cultural Competency, Safety and Humility to Improve Health for First Nations

Aboriginal populations (First Nations, Inuit and Metis) experience a greater array of health disparities compared to non-Aboriginal Canadians, including poor health outcomes and shorter life expectancies. Due to a number of factors including poor access to care and lack of cultural competency and safety, stereotyping and racism, many Aboriginal people don’t trust – and therefore don’t use – mainstream health care services

Webcast:  1 hour

Details: CFHI
On Demand: An Introduction to the Model for Improvement

The Model for Improvement is a simple, yet powerful approach to achieving rapid and significant improvements in care delivery and outcomes. It has been used very successfully by hundreds of health care organizations in many countries to improve many different health care processes and outcomes.

IHI is pleased to offer An Introduction to the Model for Improvement, an On Demand presentation featuring IHI’s Executive Director of Performance Improvement, Robert Lloyd, PhD.


Details: IHI
On Demand: Building Skills in Data Collection and Understanding Variation

Successful measurement is a cornerstone of successful improvement. How do you know if the changes you are making are leading to improvement? Simple: you measure.

IHI is pleased to offer Building Skills in Data Collection and Understanding Variation, an On Demand presentation featuring IHI’s Executive Director of Performance Improvement, Robert Lloyd, PhD. This presentation is designed to help teams successfully manage the milestones along the quality measurement journey.

The first part of Dr. Lloyd’s presentation reviews the differences between measurement for improvement, judgment and research, and outlines the critical milestones needed for a successful measurement journey. Issues related to stratification and sampling are also highlighted.


Details: IHI
On Demand: Using Run and Control Charts to Understand Variation​

A picture is worth a thousand words. This is a fundamental concept for quality improvement experts. Rather than relying on confusing data tables, it is best to make a picture of the data and let the picture do the talking. Plotting data over time offers insights and maximizes the learning from any data collected by revealing patterns and improvement opportunities.

IHI is please to offer Using Run and Control Charts to Understand Variation, an On Demand presentation featuring IHI’s Executive Director of Performance Improvement, Robert Lloyd, PhD.

Dr. Lloyd’s presentation will review two fundamental tools for understanding variation — the run chart and Shewhart control charts. Dr. Lloyd begins his presentation with a general overview of the role statistical analysis plays in performance improvement. He then provides a brief historical review of how statistical process control (SPC) methods evolved from the original work of Dr. Walter Shewhart in the 1920s, leading next to a discussion of the run chart.


Details: IHI
Online course: Low-Back Pain: The Nurse’s Nemesis


The goal of this article is to update nurses’ knowledge about the evaluation, management, and prevention of acute low-back pain (LBP) in nurses and their adult patients. Upon completion of this program, the nurse will be able to

  • Identify the main causes of acute LBP.
  • List the steps in the evaluation of LBP.
  • Understand the importance of stress reduction, assistive lift technologies, and exercise in the prevention of LBP.
Organizational interventions to reduce workplace stress: What's the Evidence?

Health Evidence hosted a 90 minute webinar on Workplace Wellness. This work received support from KT Canada funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Key messages and implications for practice were presented on Tuesday November 05, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST.

Webcast:  41 minutes

Details: Health Evidence
Organizing for quality and safety - evidence about what matters in nursing care

Webcast:  1 hour, 35 minutes

Details: RRISIQ
Organizing for safety and reliability

High reliability organizations are those with the potential for catastrophic failure, yet are nearly error-free in performance. Think aircraft carriers, electrical power grids or wildland firefighting crews. What lessons can these types of organizations, which are amply discussed in high-risk industries, offer to more conventional workplaces? In this plenary, organizational behaviour assistant professor Dr. Marlys Christianson details practices used by these organizations to address emerging problems—including some that may seem counterintuitive.

Webcast:  40 minutes

Details: IWH
OSHA Releases Respiratory Protection Video for Health Care Workers

The 33-minute video explains the major components of a respiratory protection program including fit-testing, medical evaluations, training and maintenance. The video also discusses the difference between respirators and surgical masks and features a segment on common respiratory hazards found in health care settings, including airborne infectious agents that cause diseases such as tuberculosis, pandemic influenza, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), chicken pox and measles.

Details: EHS Today
Pandemic Planning

Planning for a pandemic is essential. Being informed and prepared will help minimize the impact in our daily lives. This course will help organizations understand the issues that need to be considered during pandemic, and the importance of being prepared. It emphasizes steps that workplaces can take to plan for employee absences, describes the elements of a business continuity plan, as well as actions that may help slow the spread of the virus and keep employees healthier.

This course expands on information in the free introductory Pandemic Awareness course.

The course features case studies, review quizzes, and “Ask a Question”. Those who score at least 80% on the final exam will be able to print a certificate of completion.

Details: CCOHS
Partnering with patients to improve care: Essential skills and strategies

The 8th annual conference of the McGill University Health Centre's Institute for Strategic Analysis and Innovation (MUHC-ISAI) Partnering with patients to improve care: Essential skills and strategies

The 8th Annual MUHC-ISAI Health Innovation Forum Partnering with patients to improve care: Essential skills and strategies was held in Montreal on Friday October 30th, 2015.

This year’s conference aimed to equip participants with the skills and motivation required to take action, and to systematically partner with patients and families to improve care.

Webcast:  12 minutes

Details: CFHI
Patient Advocates: A Powerful Nurse Practitioner Resource

This webinar, offered by the American Nurse Practitioner Foundation features Regina Holliday, caregiver, patient advocate and artist. Holliday tells a personal story in words and art across the U.S. and globally. She sends a powerful message about patient rights, the healthcare system and needed change. She will change your view of patient relationships. Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Advisor for Nursing, is responsible for addressing nurse and faculty shortages in an effort to create a higher quality of patient care in the U.S. at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She is also the Director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. Dr. Hassmiller will share how focusing on patient centered messaging can have an impact on changing legislation by addressing: scope of practice, prescriptive authority and reimbursement.

Webcast:  56 minutes

Details: American Nurse Practitioner Foundation
Patient engagement in safety committees

At the end of the session patient/family champions as well as health authorities will understand different approaches to patient engagement in patient safety and quality committees (e.g. dealing with incident reporting, root cause analysis, developing policies and procedures) and how patient engagement impacted patient safety and quality outcomes. The participants and presenters are invited to present examples, tools, and leading practices so the participants will leave with at least one practical idea to implement.

Details: CPSI
Patient-Orientated Health Research: How the Patient Perspective Makes a Difference

Patients as Partners is a made in B.C. partnership between the B.C. Ministry of Health, health care providers, universities, health care not-for-profits and non-governmental organizations that work together to include the patient voice, choice and representation in health care improvement.


Webcast:  1 hour, 10 minutes

Details: ImpactBC
Patient’s Direct Access to their Lab Results

In Canada, patient access to their own health information online is gaining momentum. This webinar will provide an overview of leading Canadian examples, such as direct patient access to their laboratory results, and highlight patient expectations, experience and value from the 2015 SRDC report: Impacts of Direct Patient Access to Laboratory Results. The study examined the impact of providing patients with direct access to their lab results as soon as they are available. The webinar will also provide an overview of primary care physician perspectives from the study - through the lens of Infoway’s change management framework; and a practicing family physician from BC will also share personal practice perspectives.

Webcast:  48 minutes

Details: InfowayInforoute
Peer-to-Peer Healthcare: How the internet is transforming health communications by providing us with access to information and each other

The Medicine: Mind the Gap series explores a wide range of issues at the intersection of research, evidence, and clinical practice—especially areas in which conventional wisdom may lead us astray.

Susannah Fox, Associate Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, will discuss how changes in the health communications landscape have impacted how people search for healthcare information.

99 minutes

Details: NIH Videocast
Perspectives on e-health Change from Top Canadian Hospital Leaders

This Pan-Canadian Change Management Network webinar was delivered by Dr. Jeremy Theal, Chief Medical Information Officer & Staff Gastroenterologist and Sandy Saggar, Director of Information Technology and Clinical Informatics at North York General Hospital (NYGH). NYGH is one of four Canadian hospitals that has achieved a Stage 6 designation from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), which means a significant portion of hospital records are electronic. They discussed how NYGH became a trailblazer in the e-health space and profiled the role of strong change management leadership in achieving this milestone.

Webcast:  58 minutes

Details: InfoWay
Peter Binfield at the Stanford Summit @ Medicine 2.0

Peter Binfield, PhD, publisher of PLoS ONE, discusses the scholarly journal and open access publishing at the Stanford Summit @ Medicine 2.0 on Sept. 16, 2011.

Webcast:  17 minutes

Details: YouTube
PHSA Continuing Nursing Education Series

For over five years, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Provincial Health Services Authority have been working together to increase access for nurses to Continuing Nursing Education (CNE). Using Telehealth many different topics are presented by clinical educators and specialists to nurses “tuning in” from other communities. Up to twenty sites may attend, from all six health authorities and the Yukon. Presentations are 40-45 minutes, with time for questions from the participating locations.

Hosted on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, Telehealth CNE sessions are for one hour beginning at 12:45PM PT. Topics range widely and have included Pediatric Pain Management, Sexually Transmitted Infections, RN Selfcare, Rashes in Children, Managing Diabetic Ketoacidosis in the ER and at Home, among others. Beginning in January 2011, sessions are recorded for access via the Internet for those who wish to review part or all of a presentation, or for those unable to attend the live event.

To view the recorded sessions please follow these instructions:

Access the PHSA Mediasite Catalogue

•Click “sort by name”
•Click on Learning & Development folder (left hand side bar)
•Click on Continuing Nursing Education folder
You should now see all recorded CNE sessions available for viewing

Details: MediaSite
Pioneering Ideas Podcast: Episode 3

Welcome to the third episode of our podcast, where we explore cutting edge ideas and emerging trends that can transform health and health care. Your host is Lori Melichar, a senior program officer at the foundation and Pioneer team director.

Podcast:  24 minutes

Details: RWJF
Pioneering Ideas Podcast: Episode 4

Welcome to the fourth episode of RWJF’s Pioneering Ideas podcast, where we explore cutting edge ideas and emerging trends that can transform health and health care. Your host is Lori Melichar, senior program officer and team director at the Foundation.

Podcast:  31 minutes

Details: RWJF
Plain language communication

While academics are very good at understanding complex problems, when it comes to explaining research in plain language, the message is often lost. Learning how to use plain language can help you to communicate your message more clearly and powerfully to the users of your research. 

Webcast:  2 minutes

Details: PHCRIS
Planning the Unpredictable

How can health care professionals anticipate epidemics that seem to emerge from nowhere? How can they minimize the damage when they don't? 2013 Friesen Prize winner Dr. Harvey Fineberg has devoted his life to finding ways to deal with the unforeseeable future of medicine. IDEAS host Paul Kennedy in conversation with Dr. Harvey Fineberg.


Podcast:  53 minutes

Details: CBC
Podcast #144 – Dr. Dean Gruner, Lean & ACOs at ThedaCare

Episode #144 is a discussion with Dean Gruner, MD, the president & CEO of ThedaCare, talking about Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and how ThedaCare is using this approach, along with Lean methods, to improve the coordination of care for patients. Dean was previously a guest in episode 119, talking about the “strategy deployment” methodology.

22 minutes

Details: Lean Blog
Podcast: Clinical Decision Support and Improving Patient Outcomes

This audio program features current news and information from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

AHRQ Director of Health Information Technology Dr. Jon White discusses how clinical decision support tools can help reduce the risk of medical errors and improve the overall quality of care delivery.

Details: Healthcare 411
Podcast: Leaders Never Stop Learning: A Conversation with IHI’s New President and CEO, Maureen Bisognano

Here's the thing about IHI's new President and CEO, Maureen Bisognano: she has unshakable optimism. And it's not because she wears rose-colored glasses or is looking at a different health care world than the rest of us. No, Maureen’s optimism is fed by her regular contact with some of health care's most reliable sources: patients and families, frontline providers, leaders — all of whom know first-hand where the problems lie and where the opportunities reside. They also share Maureen’s belief, honed by over 25 years’ worth of experience working to improve patient care, that the next barrier is only as formidable as you make it. The questions always need to be, “What new processes can you test?” “What new skills are needed?” “Who haven’t you included in the discussion?”

55 minutes

Details: IHI
Podcast: On Call: Get Your Work Published

You have a lot to say about the work you do. But getting published is another story. What journals should you target? What do editors look for? Is it even possible for a student to publish independently? 

In this free audio conference, Frank Davidoff, IHI’s executive editor, and David Stevens, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Quality and Safety in Health Care, demystify the publication process for students. You’ll learn:

  • How publication works, from start to finish
  • The most common reasons editors accept and reject submissions
  • The types of student articles that are most likely to be published
  • Five major obstacles to writing and publishing – and how to overcome them

1 hour

Details: IHI
Podcast: Publishing in journals

Elizabeth Minchin tells of her experience as an editor for a classics journal and gives advice to the prospective published author. Elizabeth tells of the process, how to handle rejection and methods to ensure you are published. 

11:53 minutes

Details: Academic Skills & Learning Centre
Podcast: Success at the Right Speed: Learning from Toyota

When Toyota began to stumble in the late summer and fall of 2009 because of serious safety problems, the world gasped. And understandably so. Faulty gas pedals and brake systems were the last things anyone expected from the world’s number one car maker. Indeed, the high standards for quality and safety that revolutionized auto manufacturing and that inspired many other industries, health care included, to learn from Toyota, were viewed as indelible. Not any more. That’s probably a good thing in the long run, say those who’ve followed the company over the years; it’s an unfortunate turn of events, but an important wake-up call that anyone committed to sustaining gains over the long run can and must learn from.

59 minutes

Details: IHI
Podcast: The Health Care Tune-Up Show! Leading with Logic and Emotion

There are probably as many books out there on “change” as there are problems in need of solutions. But, just when you think you’ve read and heard it all, comes one of the most inventive approaches yet to getting things moving. Switch offers just the excuse we need right now to set down the almost unbearable burden of trying to do everything at once to fix health care. While we wonder what happens next with health care reform or any big system’s attempts at transformation, why not also focus on “bright spots” and the power of turning standard strategic plans on their heads and unleashing a very different kind of innovation?

58 minutes

Details: IHI
Podcast: "Risky Trade: Infectious Disease in the Era of Global Trade."

Ann Marie Kimball, professor of epidemiology and health services, sits down to talk about epidemics, SARS, globalization, global health, and her new book "Risky Trade: Infectious Disease in the Era of Global Trade."

18 minutes

Details: University of Washington's School of Public Health
Podcast: Biology 2110-2120: Anatomy and Physiology with Doc C

Free i-Tunes podcast: This is the a year-long course in Anatomy and Physiology. Lectures are presented to you by Dr. Gerald Cizadlo of the College of St. Scholastica. The information provided will be of interest to students and those planning careers in science and medicine, as well as current practitioners in the field.

Details: Anatomy and Physiology
Podcast: Blogging, Mobile Phones, and Public Health

In this podcast, Erin Edgerton, CDC, and Craig Lefebvre, George Washington University discuss social media, blogs, and mobile technologies and how they can be used for public health.

18:12 minutes

Details: CDC
Podcast: CDC's New Frontiers in Hand Hygiene Practices

This podcast is an overview of the Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call, "New Frontiers in Implementation and Measurement of Hand Hygiene Practices." CDC's Katherine Ellingson discusses recent challenges in applying hand hygiene recommendations and identifies global and national campaign activities and resources that support hand hygiene in the reduction of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

4:54 Minutes

Details: CDC
Podcast: Creating a Healthy Work Environment

What can alumni who are leaders of organizations do to create healthy work environments? The hallmarks of a healthy work environment include skilled communication, true collaboration, and meaningful recognition. Dorrie Fontaine, Dean of the School of Nursing, explores what a universal healthy work environment can be and how best to achieve it in the challenging workplaces of today.

Details: U Virginia School of Nursing
Podcast: Getting the Jump on Healthy Workplace Month

Stan Murray of NQI and Laurie Tirone of CCOHS talk about the importance of healthy workplaces and how you and your organization can help create a culture of health and total well-being at work.

10:03 minutes

Details: CCOHS
Podcast: Innovative Approaches to Creating the Learning Organisation

The mission of IRISS is to promote positive outcomes for the people who use Scotland’s social services by enhancing the capacity and capability of the social services workforce to access and make use of knowledge & research for service innovation & improvement.

Vision: A high quality, continually improving social services sector renowned for its effective use of knowledge and research-based innovation.

Podcast: Innovative Approaches to Creating the Learning Organisation - Euan Semple

63:59 minutes

Details: Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services, UK
Podcast: Interventions to improve hand hygiene compliance in patient care

Many patients rank cleanliness as one of the most important aspects of their dealings with the health service. A team of researchers, led by Dinah Gould from City University in London England, have systematically reviewed the evidence on improving hand hygiene compliance among health care workers. Jini Hetherington, from the Cochrane Collaboration Secretariat, describes what they found.

3:09 Minutes

Details: Cochrane Library
Podcast: Preventing occupational stress in healthcare workers

As well as looking at what healthcare workers can do to help patients, The Cochrane Library also contains reviews of ways in which those very same healthcare workers can help themselves. Jani Ruotsalainen from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health describes one such review, looking at the prevention of occupational stress, which was updated in December 2014.

Podcast:  5 minutes

Details: Cochrane
Podcast: Summary of the 2010 CHSPR Health Policy Conference

Audio and some accompanying slides from the 2010 CHSPR conference: Lost in Knowledge Translation? Innovations in Health Human Resources

Details: CHSPR
Podcast: Unprofessional Behavior Not Permitted Here

A recent WIHI audio program broke attendance records by focusing on a pervasive yet often unaddressed problem in health care settings: clinicians behaving unprofessionally, leading to harmful effects on staff, peers, and patients. We invite you to listen to the lively and honest discussion with host Madge Kaplan and a panel of experts who are turning the spotlight on this important issue and developing solutions.

1:25 Minutes

Details: IHI
Podcasts: The Nursing Show - News, Tips, and Commentary for Nurses and Students

Free i-Tunes podcasts: The Nursing Show features news, tips and tricks, medication information, nursing career interviews, education and commentary for nurses, nurse students, and anyone interested in general medical information.

Details: Nursing Show
Predatory Publishers: What they are and how to avoid them

This video aims to describe predatory publishers; why they are a problem; emerging scams; author service companies, peer review, and scholarly metrics, all in order to ensure that scholars are well-informed about emerging threats to their credibility and career progress. Presented by Dr. Sally Thorne, Professor - UBC School of Nursing and Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs - Faculty of Applied Science

Webcast:  19 minutes

Details: UBC
Preventing injury among caregivers

Whether they are healthcare workers or family members providing care, caregivers are injured at alarming rates. And increasingly, the greatest challenges are seen in the home environment, as hospital care gives way to home care. In this plenary, Dr. Tilak Dutta joins Tara Kajaks to share research on reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injury in caregivers. This research is aimed at identifying activities that place caregivers at greatest risk of injury, developing new tools for caregivers that reduce the risk of injury and developing new methods of training and coaching caregiver on safe work.

Webcast:  33 minutes

Details: IWH
Primary Care’s (New) Pressures and Possibilities

Next to electronic health records, there’s probably no other area of health care receiving as much attention these days as primary care. It’s easy to see why. Like EHRs, new and improved primary care models are considered ground zero for a system that’s better coordinated, integrated, and efficient. Hopes are high, especially in the US, that with a more robust and reliable infrastructure of primary care, there will be fewer dropped balls, fewer unnecessary referrals to expensive specialists, and less use of emergency departments for non-urgent care.

Podcast:  56 minutes

Details: IHI
Printed educational materials: effects on professional practice and health care outcomes

If you feel overwhelmed by printed materials and are wondering what evidence there is that these are an effective educational tool, here is Anna Farmer from the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science in Edmonton, Canada to describe the findings of a Cochrane review of the topic.

3 minutes

Details: The Cochrane Collaboration
PROSPERO, the International Prospective of Systematic Reviews

Learn why protocol registration, importance from industry and public funding perspectives, the ‘nuts and bolts’ of registration, and how to implement.

Webinar:  1 hour

Details: Cochrane Canada
Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers

We have made significant progress in addressing workplace factors that impact the physical health and safety of employees; now we need to give similar attention to psychological health. Psychological health concerns have a powerful and expanding impact on the safety, productivity and effectiveness of the workplace.

To provide employers with guidance that includes practical, accessible and actionable recommendations, the Mental Health Commission of Canada-Workforce Advisory Committee has requested the creation of a resource based on a review of the latest scientific evidence and professional practices. Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers is a free online resource that is available to all Canadian employers regardless of size, sector or location. The guide provides logical implementation steps, with emphasis on clear, realistic actions that are consistent with current knowledge and are supportive of the national standard for psychological health and safety.

This presentation by the guide authors will include a brief description of the underlying research and framework, an overview of the contents, and recommendations for application and dissemination. Organizations that implement some of the recommended actions will be encouraged to share their experiences in order to inspire and instruct others.

This webinar was presented on May 8, 2012, as part of North American Occupational Safety and Health Week 2012.

Webcast:  60 minutes

Details: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Psychopharmacology 2014

Broad trends are changing the mental health care landscape. New diagnostic criteria, shifts toward patient-centered care models, new therapies, evolving relicensure requirements, and much more. It's more important than ever to find education that not only covers all these topics, but is also innovative, engaging, and empowers you to reach improved outcomes.

That's the kind of education you'll find at the 38th Annual Psychopharmacology Conference. It provides psychiatrists, primary care and family practice physicians, nursing professionals, and other mental health professionals with all the tools you need to optimize your care for patients with psychiatric conditions.

Webcast:  1 hour, 47 minutes

Details: MGH Academy
Publishing in Research

Webcast:  45 minutes

Details: RRISIQ
Putting person-centred care into practice - learning from experience

There's a great deal of interest on person centred care. This webinar examines what works in implementing shared decision making and self-management support – core components of person centred care – into mainstream health care services.

The webinar shares the findings of a major research report that looks at the relationships between these various components of person-centred care and the empirical evidence. Drawing on the experience of eleven large scale innovation programmes in the UK, we also look at what hinders and what helps putting programmes like these into practice.

Webcast:  1 hour

Details: The Health Foundation
Qualitative and Mixed Methods in Health Services Research

Webcast:  34 minutes

Details: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Quality Café Recording – Improving Health Literacy with Plain Language

Did you know that 60% of Canadians and 88% of seniors are not health literate? This impacts how well patients understand and evaluate instructions, advice and services. Health care professionals can help improve these figures by ensuring they communicate health information effectively through the use of plain language.

Plain language isn’t about dumbing down how you write or talk. It includes words, tone, font size and simple document design strategies that are appropriate for the person or people you are speaking with.And that’s why it’s also important for health care professionals to use plain language when communicating with each other. It’s easy to forget that interdisciplinary team members may not know our jargon or share the same level of specialized knowledge.

1 hour webcast

Details: BC PSQC
Quality Café Recording – Interactive Handovers: Out of the Dark Ages

All clinicians participate in handovers, and often several or more times a day, yet it is exceedingly rare that handover skills are taught or evaluated in any of the health professions, much less evaluated (in situ) in multi-disciplinary care settings. Compared to other safety critical industries such as commercial aviation, health care is in the dark ages.

Webcast:  1 hour

Details: BC PSQC
Quality Café Recording – Open Space Meetings

A blank agenda. A circle of chairs. A complex problem. Room for multiple conversations. The Law of Two Feet.

These are the typical ingredients of Open Space Meetings – a unique way of leading meetings so that they unleash the creative potential and leadership of participants. Open Space meetings are effective with any number of people and all organizations; they just require a little trust in the unknown.

Participants create and manage their own agenda by pitching topics related to a specific challenge or question (like, “What are the best strategies to ensure that our organization can accomplish successful and safe transitions of care between acute care and the community?”). They then host parallel conversations that other participants are encouraged to join and move between based on their interests – the Law of Two Feet!

Webcast:  40 minutes

Details: BC PSQC
Quality Café Recording – Organizational Energy

How an organization manages its energy can lead to corporate vitality or destruction of the organizational core. Learn how to boost and leverage positive energy in your organization.

Webcast:  1:02 hours

Details: BC PSQC
Quality Improvement in Healthcare

Dr. Mike Evans is a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital and an Associate Professor of Family Medicine. He is a Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and has an endowed Chair in Patient Engagement and Childhood Nutrition at the University of Toronto.


Webcast:  11:08 minutes

Details: DocMikeEvans
QUERI Implementation Practice Seminar: "Fit to stick" Innovation and Implementation in Health Care

This series is intended for healthcare system clinical and administrative leaders and the researchers who partner with them to improve healthcare quality and performance. Presentations feature key VA and non-VA experts in quality and safety improvement. Presentations describe innovative improvement strategies and approaches employed by VA operations and research leaders as well as approaches developed outside VA but with potential application to the VA setting

57 minutes

Details: Department of Vetrans Affairs: HSR&D
QUERI Implementation Research: Randomized Designs for System Level Implementation Trials


  • Strategies to implement “evidence-based” practices or programs necessarily involve organizational, community, or system level interventions.
  • If we wanted to formally test implementation strategies, we would , at least on scientific grounds prefer to randomly assign implementation strategies at organizational levels, since randomized trials provide the strongest evidence.
Details: US DVA
Rapid Administration of Antimicrobial Therapy in Septic Shock

This virtual learning session for the BC Sepsis Network is hosted by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council and features presenter Dr. Anand Kumar discussing the rapid administration of antimicrobial therapy in septic shock.

Webcast:  52 minutes

Details: BC Sepsis Network
RefWorks Training Webinars

RefWorks has created language-specific sites to assist our end-users around the world with localized support and training documentation. The sites provide a variety of material developed by RefWorks as well as by subscribing organizations who have graciously agreed to share their resources. The types of materials found on these sites will vary to include such items as Quick Start Guides, tutorials, help documentation and our webinar schedule. Our International sites helps you get the most out of RefWorks.

Recorded sessions

  • RefWorks in 15 Minutes
  • Creating Non-English and Multi-Language Bibliographies
  • Importing EndNote Libraries into RefWorks
  • Converting a Reference Manager Database to RefWorks
  • Converting a Procite Database to RefWorks
  • RefAware
  • Four Ways to Create Bibliographies in RefWorks
  • RefWorks Advanced Features
  • RefMobile
  • Installing RefGrab-It
  • Using RefGrab-It
  • Six Ways to Import Information into RefWorks


  • Details: RefWorks
    Reproducibility: Gold or Fool's Gold in Digital Social Research?

    Data sharing has become a core tenet of science policy in the UK, the US, and elsewhere. Among the rationales for sharing data is improving the ability to reproduce or to replicate research. Reproducibility is an oft-stated "gold standard" for science, yet it is a problematic rationale for sharing research data. Sociologists of science have described the difficulties of verifying, let alone reproducing, scientific results, since the 1970s. While most sciences are experiencing a data deluge, the characteristics and practices associated with data vary widely, with different requirements for replication. Reproducibility concerns underlie peer review, identification of fraud, bio-security, and publication practices. The role of data in reproducing science lies at the intersection of e-Science, practice, and policy, and thus is a significant problem to be addressed by digital social research.

    19 minutes

    Details: Oxford Internet Institute
    Research Ethics 101: The ethical conduct of research

    The session will provide an introduction to the ethics of research involving human participants. It will address the history of research ethics, present a contemporary ethical framework, and discuss its application to differing kinds of research studies. The ethical framework consists of four principles: respect for persons, beneficence, justice, and respect for communities. Each principle provides the foundation for ethical rules, including requirements for informed consent and confidentiality of health information. Taken together these ethical principles and rules provide a comprehensive framework for the analysis of ethical challenges in health research.

    Webcast:  3 minutes

    Details: Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons
    Research informing policy: How to make an impact

    Dr. Mieke Koehoorn, senior scientist for the Partnership for Work, Health and Safety at the University of British Columbia and a professor in the university's School of Population and Public Health, delivered the 2013 Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture on November 21 in Toronto.

    Dr. Koehoorn shared examples of the contribution of research to informing regulatory and compensation policy in worker health protection in British Columbia through the Partnership for Work, Health and Safety. Working with WorkSafeBC (British Columbia's workers' compensation board), the partnership aims to advance the use of routinely collected administrative data to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public programs.

    Webcast:   38 minutes

    Details: IWH
    Research to Reality: Working with Partners to Implement Evidence-based Programs with Fidelity

    Reducing the burden of cancer on the public requires not just an understanding of "what works" but an effective approach to move evidence-based interventions (EBIs) and programs into community practice.

    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is pleased to present the sixth Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. Step 2 cyber-seminar, designed to engage researchers, cancer control planners, and public health practitioners in a discussion around the successes and challenges of translating research into practice.

    During this interactive session, presenters will discuss their experiences with a cancer control mini-grants program designed to implement research-tested nutrition and physical activity programs in a largely rural area of Southwest Georgia. The project was a collaboration between the Southwest Georgia Cancer Coalition and the Emory Prevention Research Center Community Advisory Board. Their discussion of successes and challenges faced in implementing the interventions with fidelity will generate a lively exchange on lessons learned for future translation activities.

    Please join us for an informative presentation. We invite you also to share your experiences partnering with others to ensure that innovations reach the people and communities that need them most.

    1 hour webcast

    Details: Research to Reality
    Richard Sykes on NHS leadership

    In the first in our series of lectures being held following the launch of the Commission on Leadership and Management in the NHS, Sir Richard Sykes, former Chairman of NHS London, looks at the leadership challenges facing the NHS from a business perspective.

    Webcast:  48 minutes

    Details: NHS Leadership
    Sanofi - Care Challenge : nurses Lorraine La France and Claire Babin from Montreal, Canada

    Sanofi - The Care Challenge success has allowed nurses to showcase their innovation worldwide. Come and see about "Skype for Veterans" by Lorraine La France and Claire Babin (Montreal, CANADA)


    Webcast:  5:26 minutes

    Details: Sanofi
    Scholarly Rights and Responsibilities in the Digital Age

    John Willinsky, Meike Wernicke, Reilly Yeo

    76 minutes

    Details: UBC Presentations
    Searching www healthevidence org to Inform Your Decisions

    Join Health Evidence Scientific Director, Maureen Dobbins, for a 60-minute webinar on how to search for access to nearly 4,000 quality-rated systematic reviews evaluating the effectiveness of public health interventions.


    Webcast:  49 minutes

    Details: Health Evidence
    Session 1 - Introduction, Choosing a Topic and Scope

    Fall 2010 Webinar Series

    Practice guideline development first steps: From topic selection to literature searching

    Details: CancerViewCanada
    Session 2 - Developing a Guideline Question

    Fall 2010 Webinar Series

    Practice guideline development first steps: From topic selection to literature searching

    Details: CancerViewCanada
    Session 3 - Developing Evidence Selection Criteria

    Fall 2010 Webinar Series

    Practice guideline development first steps: From topic selection to literature searching

    Details: CancerViewCanada
    Session 4 - Literature Searching and Results Management

    Fall 2010 Webinar Series
    Practice guideline development first steps: From topic selection to literature searching

    Details: CancerViewCanada
    Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

    We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

    Shawn Achor is the CEO of Good Think Inc., where he researches and teaches about positive psychology

    12 minute Webcast

    Details: TED
    Should we have Mandatory Flu Shots for Health Care Workers?

    For the past year, B.C.'s attempts to force all of its health care workers to vaccinate against flu have been in dispute. While other provinces and Canadian health jurisdictions have tried to encourage health care workers in this vein, no other Canadian jurisdiction has tried to go as far. As we head into flu season, we examine which is more dangerous ... the directive or the disease?

    Podcast:  16 minutes 

    Details: CBC
    SMILER: Simple Measurement of Indicators & Learning for Evidence-based Reporting

    This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation. To be successful projects must lean towards an adaptive management style and all staff must have a clear understanding of the project monitoring system and their role in its implementation. Yet few manuals exist on the nitty-gritty task of how to set up a monitoring system. CRS has created an approach to setting up a project monitoring system – SMILER – that includes mechanisms to turn data into useful knowledge that informs project learning and decision making whilst maintaining a focus on achieving results and reporting accomplishments. By emphasizing project monitoring, SMILER seeks to balance the need for project staff to seek and listen with the more formal obligations of evaluation to quantify and prove. The presentation will introduce SMILER and some useful tips of turning M&E rhetoric into practical reality.

    Webcast;  19:54 minutes

    Details: AEA Community
    Social Media 101: An Intro for Action Coalitions

    On this webinar, Campaign for Action communications specialists gave an overview of the evolving social media landscape and tips for how Action Coalitions can use social media to engage their audiences. This webinar featured live demonstrations of Facebook and Twitter, and highlighted several examples of how Action Coalitions, the Campaign, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) are using social media to increase their reach and impact.

    Webcast:  50 minutes 

    Details: AARP
    Social Media for Healthcare, Knowledge Mobilization and Stakeholder Engagement

    Knowledge Translation Seminar Series

    Webcast:  48 minutes

    Details: Media Site
    Social Media For Knowledge Mobilization

    Knowledge mobilization is all about making connections between research/researchers and organizations seeking to use research and expertise to inform their work. Social media are tools that help to make connections. Starting with an overview of social media tools this session provided examples of how these tools are being used in practice to help connect stakeholders and collaborators to facilitate the uptake and impact of research.

    Webcast:  56 minutes

    Details: NeuroDevNet
    Sorting Out Case Mix - Canadian Institute for Health Information

    Health care providers strive to deliver the right care at the right time in the right place. This video explains how sorting information about each person into similar categories - or case mix groupings - can help us better understand the populations we're caring for and meet their individual needs.

    Webcast:  5:23 minutes

    Details: CIHI
    Spotlight on Pain Management: Transforming Pain Care, Transforming Healthcare

    Health Services Research & Development Service

    Spotlight on Pain Management: Transforming Pain Care, Transforming Healthcare
    by Lucile Burgo, MD; Stephen Hunt, MD

    Webcast:  1:35 

    Details: US Department of Veteran Affairs
    Staffing Plans: Getting the Right Mix

    Mary Kay Cerovich, Manager, People Services, Ontario Long-Term Care Homes and Services division


    Webcast:  52 minutes

    Details: Canadian Healthcare Association
    Stages of Change & Health Communication

    In this podcast, Jim and Jan Prochaska talk with Helen Osborne about:

    • What the Stages of Change Model is. And how it got started.
    • Why the Stages of Change model is relevant to health literacy and health communication. Including its role in informed decision-making.
    • How listeners can use the Stages of Change Model when communicating about health. And communicating about health literacy.

    Podcast:  24 minutes

    Details: Health Literacy Out Loud
    Step 1 in a Systematic Review

    Learn how librarians can maximize the quality of systematic reviews, plus tips on supporting researchers and clinicians. In these videos you will learn what a Systematic Review is, their role in EBHC, and the Defining Features of a JBI systematic review.

    Webcast:  13 minutes

    Details: Ovid Wolters Kluwer
    Strategic Planning for Quality Improvement

    Great care doesn’t happen by accident. In this webinar, you'll examine structures, processes, and programs for measuring quality and improving the care and services your health care organization provides.

    Webcast:  1 hour

    Details: Capella Nursing
    Strategic Planning vs. Operational Planning

    Vickie Kaminski, President and CEO of Eastern Regional Health Authority in Newfoundland and Labrador

    Webcast:  46 minutes

    Details: Canadian Healthcare Association
    Strategy for Patient Oriented Research, Bev Holmes, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research & Colleen McGavin, Patient Voices Network

    There is a new national initiative called Strategy for Patient Oriented Research. Bev Holms is with the Michael Smith Foundation and Colleen McGavin is a volunteer with Patients as Partners/Patient Voices Network. Together they spell out for us how ordinary citizens are being asked to be part of the process of how medical and health research is done and how the results and findings are delivered and put into action.


    Webcast:  28 minutes

    Details: YouTube
    Success Factors for Digital Health Innovation in Canada

    Why is it so difficult to introduce digital health innovations into Canada’s health care system? What are the enablers for success and what are the potential barriers that may prevent success?

    In this webinar, Infoway’s Chief Technology Officer, Dennis Giokas, will outline five key themes that health care innovators need to consider, as well as several underlying factors for each. He will also challenge participants to think about the very meaning of the word “innovation.” What intent do we convey when we use the word? Is a new definition in order?

    Webcast:  49 minutes

    Details: InfoWay
    Supporting Nurses’ Research and Education

    Hélène Sabourin, RN, BScN, MHA, The Canadian Nurses Foundation - La Fondation des infirmières et infirmiers du Canada

    Questions answered:

    • Do you know of any technology that easily allows you to find what research has been done in a particular area, or grants are given out?
    • Have you ever applied for awards or grants? What resources do you feel you need in order to feel comfortable submitting for a research grant?

    17:15 Minutes

    Teaching Evidence Based Medicine: Should We Be Teaching Information Management Instead?

    Teaching Evidence Based Medicine: Should We Be Teaching Information Management Instead?

    presented by

    David C. Slawson, MD
    University of Virginia

    Presented as a keynote address to the:

    Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in the Health Professions

    45 minutes

    Details: Teaching Evidence Based Medicine
    Teaching Qualitative Research Well

    Presentation by Dr. Maria Mayan as part of the webinar series on qualitative methods co-sponsored by the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology and ATLAS.ti. This presentation took place on July 25th 2013.

    Webcast:  1:05 hours

    Details: YouTube
    Teaching Tomorrow’s Nurses

    The goal of this program is to provide nurses with information about changes in nursing education that are influencing how today’s students are being prepared for practice. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —

    * Describe four innovative teaching strategies that nurse educators use to meet the learning needs of diverse groups of students.
    * Identify trends in healthcare and education that challenge nurse educators to prepare students for a changing RN role.
    * Discuss the rewards and challenges of being a nursing faculty member.

    1 hour

    Teamwork and Communication
    On Demand Course:
    No matter how safe we make the design of systems in which we work, there is no substitute for effective teamwork and communication. In this course, you’ll learn what makes an effective team. Through case studies from health care and elsewhere, you’ll analyze the effects of teamwork and communication on safety. You’ll learn essential communication tools, such as briefings, SBAR, and the use of critical language. Finally, you’ll learn how to use these tools when they are most essential—at transitions in care, when errors are most likely to occur.

    Lesson 1: Why Are Teamwork and Communication Important? 
    Lesson 2: Basic Tools and Techniques 
    Lesson 3: Communication During Times of Transition 
    Lesson 4: Developing and Executing Effective Plans 

    Details: IHI
    The Aging Workforce: OHS Solutions

    Research has shown that some physical and mental changes do occur as people age. How do these changes affect people and the jobs they do?

    In this free webinar, Emma Ashurst from CCOHS will discuss what has been learned from research studies and demonstrate how specific solutions and practices can prevent these changes from becoming hindrances in the workplace.

    This webinar will review aging from an occupational health and safety perspective and examine different work situations (carrying heavy loads, computer work, visual environment, chemical exposures, etc), explore the possible impact on older workers and discuss solutions on how to keep everyone safe and free of injury.

    Length: 40 minutes

    Details: CCOHS
    The Art and Rigour of Interpretive Writing

    The IIQM-ATLAS.ti Qualitative Methods Master Class Webinar Series
    Colloquium by Dr. Nancy Moules, professor of Nursing at the University of Calgary, presented on March 28, 2013.

    Title: "Art and Rigour of Interpretive Writing"


    Webcast:  1 hour

    Details: University of Alberta
    The Art and Science of Getting Published - Research Toolbox

    This video presentation outlines various strategies to assist the writers of research papers in getting published. Presented by Dr. Sally Thorne as part of UBC School of Nursing's Research Toolbox Series.

    Webcast:  43 minutes

    Details: UBC Nursing
    The Art and Science of Interviewing Groups: Focus Group Fundamentals

    Webcast:  1 hour, 15 minutes

    Details: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
    The benefits and challenges of evaluating improvements

    In this webinar, Dr Laura Leviton addresses the concept of ‘evaluability assessment’, a useful exploratory stage to determine whether an initiative is mature enough to be evaluated.

    Professor Nick Barber talks about measurement and the challenges of evaluating new technologies which aim to improve healthcare.

    Note: Unfortunately there are some issues with the sound during Laura's presentation at the beginning. These sound issues were resolved further in to the webinar.

    Webcast:  1 hour

    Details: Health Foundation
    The Cochrane Collaboration

    Issue 1 to 3, January to March 2011

    Podcasts from the Cochrane Library


    Details: Cochrane
    The Education-Practice Nexus

    Drs. Earnest and Brandt are co-leading an initiative to explore and define elements of a new “Nexus” of practice and higher education aligned with health systems transformation. This initiative is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as well as support for a Josiah Macy Jr.-funded commissioned paper. Through facilitated dialogue, academic and practice partners are defining their shared vision and goals to create a true collaboration between education and practice. The work is important to and closely aligned with a primary focus of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.

    This webinar, The Education-Practice Nexus, will share early thinking, approaches and findings based upon work at the University of Minnesota and the University of Colorado.


    Details: Collaborating Across Boarders
    The Future of Academic Impacts - Conference

    The Future of Academic Impacts was an all day conference hosted by the LSE’s Impact of Social Sciences project team held on Tuesday, 4th December at Beveridge Hall, Senate House, London.

    The event is to mark the end of the three-year Impact of Social Sciences project based at the London School of Economics that has been funded by HEFCE. Working with colleagues at Imperial College London and the University of Leeds, we have looked at the nature and measurement of impact of academic research in the social sciences on government and policymaking, business and industry, and civil society.


    Details: LSE
    The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

    In 2008, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the IOM launched a two-year initiative to respond to the need to assess and transform the nursing profession. The IOM appointed the Committee on the RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the IOM, with the purpose of producing a report that would make recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing. Through its deliberations, the committee developed four key messages:

    • Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training.
    • Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression.
    • Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health care professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States.
    • Effective workforce planning and policy making require better data collection and information infrastructure.
    Details: Institute of Medicine
    The Health Systems Evidence repository with Kaelan Moat

    This recording of the October 2014 webinar with Dr. Kaelan Moat discusses Health Systems Evidence, the world's most comprehensive, free access point for evidence on how to strengthen or reform health systems or in how to get cost-effective programs, services and drugs to those who need them, is a ‘self-serve’ resource that can help policymakers and stakeholders rapidly identify research evidence related to their work. 

    Webcast:  43 minutes

    Details: Cochrane Canada
    The Nurse Practitioner Show: Autism

    There has been a continued climb with Autism rates that have led to a need for continued Autism Awarenes, and increased Autism knowledge. There is evidence from scholarly literature that has indentified knowledge gaps that impacts the quality of care for individuals with Autism.

    Healthcare staff, parents and caregivers of individuals with Autism desire to improve these knowledge gaps. The goal of this presentation is to improve Autism education efficacy by decreasing identified knowledge gaps with parents, caregivers and healthcare providers with individuals with Autism.

    This three part series on autism shares information Dr. Rachel shared in educational webinars during her doctoral program. The accompanying video mentioned during the episodes will be published soon. For more information on the show notes be sure to check out Dr. Rachel's NP Blog.

    Podcast:  19 minutes

    Details: Accessible Healthcare Institute
    The Online Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

    On Tuesday, September 18, Health Council of Canada Councillor, Dr. Bruce Beaton hosted a panel discussion on online chronic disease self-management programs which expanded upon many of the issues presented in our recent report, Self-Management Support for Canadians with Chronic Health Conditions: A Focus for Primary Health Care.


    Details: Health Council Canada
    The Only Constant is Change

    This webinar will provide insights into the journey underway at Assiniboine Clinic, based in Winnipeg, to implement a preventative focus to Chronic Disease Management over the past 7 years by leveraging stakeholder engagement and communications to bring all members of the practice on board.

    Webcase:  57 minutes

    Details: InfowayInforoute
    The Only Constant is Change

    This webinar will provide insights into the journey underway at Assiniboine Clinic, based in Winnipeg, to implement a preventative focus to Chronic Disease Management over the past 7 years by leveraging stakeholder engagement and communications to bring all members of the practice on board.

    Webcast:  57 minutes

    Details: Infoway
    The Role of Nurse Leaders in eHealth: Are we Ready?

    Presented by Noreen Frisch, Director of Nursing, University of Victoria

    Webcast:  1 hour

    Details: Providence
    The Science of Injury Prevention Research: Past Successes and Future Challenges

    Injuries, unintentional and violent, are the leading cause of death from ages 1 to 44 and they are the second most costly health problem in America. Prevention research in the injury field has matured over the last few decades and results offer optimism for reducing this toll in the future. This talk will provide an overview of the field, its history of accomplishments, as well as the challenges and opportunities that face it in the future. An emphasis will be placed on prevention research of particular relevance to the NIH mission and institutes, with examples drawn from injuries that affect the population across the lifespan.

    1 hour, 4 minutes

    Details: Centre for Information Technology
    The Social Network: Using Twitter to Translate and Disseminate Evidence

    Webcast:  1.5 hours

    Details: Academy Health
    The ‘Music’ of Coordinated Care

    Institute for Healthcare Improvement


    Webcast:  4 minutes

    Details: IHI
    Theorizing the embedding of practice: ethnographic interpretation and qualitative meta-synthesis in the application of Normalization Process Theory

    Over many years, proponents of qualitative methods in health research have argued that such studies provide an empirical and theoretical foundation for research that goes beyond micro-contexts and small groups. They have also argued that qualitative research can make major contributions to the development of quantitative empirical work that seeks to investigate generalizable phenomena, and theories that seek to characterize and explain them. The important part of this process is theory building from qualitative research, and this webinar will explore the development of one such approach – Normalization Process Theory. It will show how qualitative studies revealed sets of empirical regularities about elements of complex healthcare interventions that were developed, over time, into a formal grounded theory of the routine incorporation of complex interventions into practice. From this a generic middle range theory of implementation and embedding was developed, and this has been extended to a wider theory that also draws on ideas about individual intention and shared commitment, social norms and social roles. It thus provides a holistic perspective on the implementation and embedding of ways of conceptualizing, enacting, and organizing practice. Normalization Process Theory has been used in contexts as varied as analysing wine-making practices in South Africa, the integration of Korean Pop Music in Californian Youth Culture, and understanding launch procedures for Tomahawk cruise missiles on British attack submarines. However, it has mainly been applied to healthcare practice. This webinar will use a systematic review of qualitative studies of the implementation of nursing clinical practice guidelines as an example of its application.

    Webcast:  1 hour 2 minutes

    Details: U of Alberta
    Tips and tricks on how to optimize your cv

    On January 29, 2014, Rachel Daly, research librarian at the Lady Davis Institute (Centre for Nursing Research) at the Jewish General Hospital, gave this conference organized by RRISIQ at McGill University. Ms. Daly presented that day an overview of the different elements included in the professional CV and the common CV, as well as tips to enhance the key achievements of the author.

    Webcast:  56 minutes

    Details: RRISIQ
    To Combat 'Superbugs,' Hospitals Boost Disinfection Techniques

    With the rise in superbug occurrences at hospitals, Audie Cornish talks with Tara Palmore, deputy hospital epidemiologist and infectious disease physician at the National Institutes of Health, about how healthcare facilities are changing practices to help stem the spread of the drug-resistant bacteria.

    Podcast:  4 minutes

    Details: NPR
    Tools and Techniques for Communicating Research

    Scientists seeking to effectively reach lay audiences, including policymakers, need to take into account how those audiences absorb information. And critically important, they need to understand and use the tools and techniques for communicating visually.

    24 minutes

    Details: Slideboom
    Tools for Change: Funding Levers & Incentives for Integrating Patient Care in Ontario

    View the video clips:
    St. Joseph's Health System: new parts & players join to offer a continuum of care across two LHINs (1:43 min)

    Easing patient transitions by linking institutional & community care back to primary care (1:42 min)

    Future funding experiments planned: follow the patient, bundle services, & tie funding to results (3:03 min)

    Incenting providers to reduce costs & add "highest value" to improve care (3:42 min)

    Empowering CCACs to drive innovation - experimentation is a good thing (2:07 min)

    Integration successes to date @ St. Joseph's Health System: a focus on moving patients back to home or to the right level of care (4:58 min)

    Key role of IT in driving integration, self-management & quality improvement (3:09 min)

    Success stories to date: a focus on patient dignity & respect (4:48 min)

    The importance of sharing success to drive a culture of excellence (1:53 min)

    Details: The Change Foundation
    Top 10 "Must-Do's" for the Elimination of Healthcare-Associated Infections

    46 minute podcast

    Details: Webber Training
    Towards Evidence Informed Practice

    Improving Health Promotion and Prevention Programs Using Evidence-informed Practice and Practice-based Learning

    The intent of this resource is to help you to improve existing or new health promotion and prevention programs using concepts and tools described by best available evidence and research. We hope that after reviewing it you will be able to enhance the planning, evidence content and evaluation of your own programs.

    Three Online Learning Modules build skills to apply:

    • Program Assessment
    • Program Evidence
    • Program Evaluation
    Details: OPHA
    Transformational Nurse Leadership

    An effective leader helps others achieve more—and improves the quality of patient care. In this webinar, you'll learn to recognize and practice strategic, visionary leadership in your day-to-day nursing role.

    Webcast:  1 hour

    Details: Capella Nursing
    Transforming Care for Canadians with Chronic Health Conditions

    An estimated 16 million Canadians live with some chronic condition. These Canadians and the families and friends who care for them need a healthcare system that meets all of their needs. Some people’s needs are relatively simple, involving the management of a single chronic condition, while other people’s needs are increasingly complex, requiring the management of several chronic conditions concurrently. At the same time, there are huge concurrent demands that challenge the sustainability of our healthcare system.

    1 hour

    Details: UBC
    Transforming Health Care Delivery Through Interdisciplinary Training

    The Institute for Evidence-Based Health Professions Education presents

    Transforming Health Care Delivery Through Interdisciplinary Training: Health Care Teams of the Future

    Presented by Denise Kornegay, Director, Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Centers

    The University of Georgia

    58 minutes (note: fast forward to 3:30 to skip over participant introductions)

    Details: Institute for Evidence-Based Health Professions Education
    Translating Information Into Action: Improving Quality of Care Through Interactive Media

    This conference took place on September 22, 2009, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The conference explored how interactive media can be an effective, clinically significant resource for transforming science into practice through improved communication and decisionmaking. The papers presented at the conference will be peer reviewed and submitted for publication at a later date. As a result, they may differ from these presentations.

    These presentations are available in a streaming video and slide format. A close captions viewing option is also available. For help viewing these proceedings, please see the Viewers, Players, and Plug-ins page.


    • Interactive Media for Diabetes Self-Management: Issues in Maximizing Public Health Impact
    • Use of Handheld Devices for Point of Care Decision Support
    • Investing in Deliberation: Defining and Developing Decision Support Interventions for People Facing Difficult Health Decisions
    • Web-based Cancer Communication and Decision-Making Systems: Connecting Patients, Caregivers and Clinicians for Improved Health Outcomes
    • Asynchronous and Wiki Communication Within an Integrated Electronic Medical Record System to Coordinate Care for Complex Patients
    Details: Eisenberg Center Conference Series 2009
    Translation of a Transitional Care Nursing Intervention for People with Serious Mental Illness

    This presentation is the sixth in a series providing the study findings from INQRI's final cohort of grantees. Their work focused on translating research into practice. This session features Drs. Nancy Hanrahan and Phyllis Solomon presenting study findings from the translation of the Transitional Care Model for Persons with Serious Mental Illness (TCM-SMI) intervention to meet the complex needs of SMI clients in public managed care.

    Webinar:  53 minutes

    Details: INQRI
    Treatment as prevention: Containment of TB, HIV, and Hep C during the next decade.

    Join three of Canada's prominent physicians, Drs. Allan Ronald, Joel Kettner and Julio Montaner, for a webinar that will explore the topic of Treatment as Prevention for TB, hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS . The webinar is presented in two parts: a series of presentations, followed by an interactive Q&A session with the presenters. Dr. Joel Kettner will begin the series by providing a brief introduction on the concepts, principles, and definitions of the natural history of a communicable disease, levels of prevention, and efficacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of Treatment as Prevention. Next, Dr. Allan Ronald will provide examples of the application of Treatment as Prevention that have worked well for diseases such as TB and hepatitis C. Finally, Dr. Julio Montaner will discuss how Treatment as Prevention will change the trajectory of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, using examples from British Columbia.

    Details: NCCID
    Understanding Research Evidence

    Understanding and interpreting research evidence is an important part of practicing evidence-informed public health. You need to understand some basic concepts. This series of short videos explains some important terms that you are likely to encounter when looking at research evidence.

    Collection of videos:  3 to 10 minutes each

    Details: NCCMT
    University of Arizona - Streaming Video Library

    Here is an index of the Streaming Videos available on our video server. If you don't have the Real Video player, use the button to the right to download the free Real player. Biomedical Communications provides live web broadcasts and video archives covering a wide range of topics. Please see Biomedical Communications Video server for a complete listing.

    Details: College of Nursing
    Using Infographics to Communicate Health Research and Information: A CSEB Webinar

    Sharing important health research with the public requires strategies that capture their attention in a moment, illustrating complex data in simple, effective and attractive ways. Infographics are highly shareable and they offer opportunities to reach and engage new audiences. This webinar will be an introduction to approaching the visual -- choosing the sharpest angle from a research finding or a data set and thinking through ways to tell that story graphically. Material will include examples of how others have successfully tackled infographics and suggestions for how to make them yourself or budget for a designer.

    Webinar:  1 hour

    Details: CSEB
    Using Program Logic Models for Everyday Planning & Evaluation

    Webcast presentation on Using Program Logic Models for Everyday Planning & Evaluation.

    54 minutes

    Details: MediaSite
    Using Social Media in Health Care: An Interview with Blogger, Paul Levy

    Paul Levy, the former CEO and President of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, writes a blog called Not Running a Hospital that gets about 10,000 visitors every day. In this two-part video series, we learn how Levy got involved in blogging, how his blog promoted transparency at his hospital, and tips for success in social media.

    Levy now spends most of his time writing and giving talks to people around the world about how to improve health care and, in particular, how to make hospitals safer, higher quality, and more patient-centered. He has also published a book called GoalPlay! Leadership Lessons from the Soccer Field that summarizes many of the leadership lessons he discusses in the videos.


    Details: IHI Open School
    Using Social Media to Promote Research

    This webinar helps you understand how your research teams can use social media to raise awareness about your work. Three Model Systems grantees and the MSKTC present goals, processes, challenges, and tools to plan your social media strategy and examples from the field of how these strategies have been applied.   

    Webcast:  58 minutes

    Details: MSKTC
    Using Systems Thinking and Tools to Solve Public Health Problems

    Public health researchers and practitioners often work to solve complex population and health issues, such as obesity and chronic disease, which are deeply embedded within the fabric of society. As such, the solutions often require intervention and engagement with key stakeholders and organizations across many levels ranging from local entities (schools, churches, and work environments) to regional systems (health departments and hospital networks) to entire countries (national agencies). This multi-level, multi-participant view is at the heart of systems thinking, a process of understanding how parts influence one another within a whole.

    1 hour Webcast

    Details: National Cancer Institute
    Using the Team Development Measure (TDM) to Improve Team Performance

    Cyber Seminar

    Details: DoV: Timely Topic of Interest
    UVic Health Talks 2015 - Working to their full scope: Exploring changing work relationships between RNs and LPNs

    This research team will present their preliminary findings from an Institutional Ethnographic study of changing work relationships between RNs and LPNS in two community hospital settings. This study is one of several research projects that faculty and students from the School of Nursing, University of Victoria have been working on collaboratively with Island Health. Dawn Nedzelski will discuss the role of the Knowledge User in collaborative research. Karen MacKinnon and Diane Butcher will then focus on the nurses’ understandings of scope of practice, the “workful” nature of team collaboration, and the creative adaptations described by both RNs and LPNs. Following the presentation the audience will have the opportunity to respond to questions posed by the research team and engage in a discussion about the implications of this study for their areas of nursing practice.

    Webcast:  59 minutes

    Details: UVic
    Value Improvement: Are There Ways to Improve Health Service Quality and Save Money?

    How do you implement change that improves the quality of care and saves money without disrupting standards of care? Dr. John Øvretveit answered this question in this presentation.

    Dr. Øvretveit drew on three reviews about changes which both improved quality and save money. He showed some of the research into the costs of poor quality care, which interventions are effective and their costs, and considers how local providers can make estimates of what to expect locally.

    1 hour; 12 minutes Webcast

    Details: UBC CHCM
    Video: Keeping Canada Alive - Episode 1

    A three-month-old baby boy in Vancouver gets a hole in his heart patched during open-heart surgery, while his parents wait anxiously for news. In Toronto, a 28-year-old veteran whose neck was broken during a rec hockey game works hard to defy the statistics and walk again; and a teenage girl goes hopefully into a laser treatment for the severe burn scars that have shaped her identity. Meanwhile, an 85-year-old in Charlottetown is rushed to hospital by paramedics who fear he has suffered a mini-stroke. In a Labrador clinic with no on-site doctor, a dedicated nurse gives a checkup with help from an unconventional high-tech assistant, Rosie the Robot. And in Calgary, a brave 73-year-old woman navigates through grief, pragmatism, and hope as she lovingly cares for her husband with Alzheimer’s disease.

    45 minutes

    Details: CBC
    Violence in the Workplace - What is the cost?

    The goal of this program is to provide nurses with information about lateral violence, its consequences, and strategies to end it. After attending this webinar, participants will be able to —

    • Identify the most frequent forms of nurse-to-nurse violence.
    • List at least six strategies to end nurse-to-nurse hostility.
    • Discuss the effects of nurse-to-nurse hostility.
    • Discuss strategies to support new nurses.
    • Explain the relationship between Oppression Theory and nurse-to-nurse hostility.

    1 hour


    Ways That Nonprofits Can Use Social Media to Facilitate and Expand Their Impact

    Networked nonprofits and the people who lead them are taking advantage of social media’s ability to facilitate and expand their impact by combining an organizational strategy with their professional online personas to connect, build relationships, and establish trust and thought leadership. This way of operating goes beyond simply using tools like Facebook or Twitter and requires a networked mindset where openness and authenticity are essential. This keynote will explore how nonprofits can embrace the best practices of a networked nonprofit, avoiding some of the pitfalls and challenges.

    Webcast:  1 hour, 10 minutes

    Details: University of Buffalo
    Webcast: Antimicrobial Resistance Across the Continuum of Care: Winning the War One Battle at a Time

    The goal of this activity is to raise awareness of the potential public health crisis created by inappropriate antibiotic prescribing and antibiotic resistance in the United States in an effort to motivate clinicians to change the prescribing practices that created the problem.

     (Medscape registration required - free)

    Details: Medscape
    Webcast: Bottom-Up Versus Top-Down Change

    Think you’re powerless because you’re a student? Think again. In this video, four students explain how they helped out with real-life improvement projects – and turned their experience into presentations and publications.

    [Presented at the 20th Annual IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, December 10, 2009.]

    Details: IHI
    Webcast: CBD104: Evaluation Jitters Part One: Planning for an Evaluation


    Cosponsors: Catholic Relief Services, American Red Cross/Red Crescent, United States Agency for International Development, and AEA’s International and Cross Cultural TIG

    Description: This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation. One of the challenges with evaluations is that staff often think the work to prepare for an evaluation is completed with the basic scope of work. As a result, evaluators often arrive to conduct an evaluation and find that some basic data organization and prep work have not been done, adding stress, misunderstandings, and cost to the evaluation. This Coffee Break will introduce The Pre-Evaluation Guide, which provides several easy steps to help prepare for an evaluation, from basic document management through logistics organization.

    18 minutes

    Details: AEA Community
    Webcast: Infectious Disease Emergency Response Toolkit

    UC Berkeley free online training module via YouTube webcasts: "Infectious Disease Emergency Response Toolkit"

    Details: UC Berkeley via YouTube
    Webcast: Influential Coworker Dynamics

    Dr. Sandra Robinson has made a career of studying the dark side of human behaviour in organizations. Her studies, which were conducted in a variety of health care and non-health care settings, focus on bullying, aggression and ostracism behaviour and how those behaviours influence co-workers.

    One of Sandra’s main conclusions was that negative behaviours by coworkers has a greater influence on workers’ attitudes and behaviours than management behaviours. Co-workers influence each other through the ways they treat each other in their daily interactions at work and whether we recognize it or not, these interactions have a profound effect on our engagement at work and our ability to do our jobs.

    56 minutes

    Details: UBC Centre for Healthcare Management
    Webcast: Integrating Comparative Effectiveness Research into Everyday Practice

    On October 12th, 2010, AHRQ hosted a Web conference featuring Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., Jean Slutsky, P.A., M.S.P.H., Amir Qaseem, M.D., Ph.D., M.H.A., FACP, Mary Jo Goolsby, Ed.D., M.S.N., ANP-C, and Nilay Shah, M.S., Ph.D. They highlighted AHRQ’s existing patient-centered outcomes research and ways that it can be used by clinicians for day-to-day decisionmaking in their practices.

    Web Conference

    • View the streaming media presentation of the Webcast with open captions (Flash)
    • View the slide presentation in PowerPoint format (5.2 MB) or in text format.
    • View the online transcript or download the PDF (173 kB)

    1 hour, 23 minutes

    Details: AHRQ
    Webcast: Introduction to Probability and Statistics

    UC Berkeley free online course via YouTube webcasts: "Introduction to Probability and Statistics". For students with mathematical background who wish to acquire basic concepts. Relative frequencies, discrete probability, random variables, expectation. Testing hypotheses. Estimation. Illustrations from various fields.

    34 videos in Lecture series

    Details: UC Berkeley via YouTube
    Webcast: Leadership Within the System

    Watch both the insightful session and the panel discussion on leadership from CCOHS Forum III: Leading Workplace Change.

    The Canadian OH&S system is based on the principle of the Internal Responsibility System (IRS). This approach has been fairly successful over the past 30 years in reducing rates of injury and disease. It is also recognized that leadership and management commitment are necessary to accomplish significant impact in OH&S.

    Dr. Julian Barling’s presentation examines the dynamics between the IRS and leadership, and how they can positively influence and strengthen the culture of safety. A brief historical tour of the ways in which safety has been traditionally addressed – through legislation, ergonomics, managerial control, and collective bargaining – provides the framework for exploring two emerging trends. Intrinsic workplace factors that contribute to safety motivation and performance will be highlighted, and the quality of leadership and the role it plays in achieving safety will be discussed. Learn how these factors affect the IRS, responsibility, and everyone's ability to lead workplace change.

    In the panel discussion that follows, speakers share their observations and provide answers on the internal responsibility system, management commitment, and leadership, from the perspectives of employers and labour.

    1 3/4 hour

    Details: CCOHS
    Webcast: Leading @ the Speed of Change

    Watch the dynamic keynote presentation from the first day of CCOHS Forum III: Leading Workplace Change.

    Leading is easy when things are smooth. It’s when the going gets tough that our leadership is truly tested — and most needed. How we respond — as Leaders, Followers, or Wallowers — determines our personal effectiveness and organizational culture.

    Strong leaders navigate toward high performing teams and organizations by balancing the discipline of systems, processes, and technical skills on a foundation of effective people leadership.

    1 hour

    Details: CCOHS
    Webcast: Novel mechanisms for making health systems research evidence available

    This presentation will explore a range of knowledge translation methods -- from "tried and true" to innovative and experimental that make health systems research easier for health sector policy-makers and programme managers to use evidence.

    Details: First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research
    Webcast: Organizing for Safety and Reliability

    Aircraft carriers, electrical power grids, and wildland firefighting, although seemingly different, are exemplars of high reliability organizations (HROs) – organizations that have the potential for catastrophic failure, yet engage in nearly error-free performance. HROs commit to safety at the highest level and adopt a special approach to its pursuit.

    High reliability organizing has been studied and discussed for some time in other industries and is receiving increasing attention in healthcare. The essence of high reliability organizing is a set of practices that enable organizations to focus attention on emergent problems and to deploy the right set of resources to address those problems. HROs behave in ways that sometimes seem counterintuitive – they don’t try and hide failures but rather celebrate them as windows into the health of the system. HROs also seek out problems, avoid focusing on just one aspect of work, are able to see how all the parts of work fit together, expect unexpected events and develop the capability to manage them, and defer decision making down to local front-line experts who are empowered to solve problems. Given that health care is also a setting where error has potentially catastrophic consequences, high reliability organizing practices hold promise for improving reliability and safety in health care.

    58 minutes

    Details: UBC
    Webcast: Pandemic Awareness

    Most of our lives are a combination of work, family and community involvement. A pandemic can affect all of these areas. Being informed and knowing what to do during a pandemic can help minimize the impact. This free course describes what a pandemic is, how an influenza virus spreads, and the impact a pandemic may have on workplaces, our communities and us.

    This course complements the one-hour Pandemic Planning course which outlines how having a business continuity plan will reduce the impact of a pandemic on both the employees and organization.

    20 minutes

    Details: CCOHS
    Webcast: Prostate Cancer: What's MOST Important To Know

    The purpose of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with education about the diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment, and psychosocial effects of prostate cancer to healthcare providers. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • List five risk factors for prostate cancer
    • Describe the diagnostic tests used in prostate cancer
    • List three treatment options for prostate cancer
    • List four nursing goals for care of the hospitalized prostate cancer patient
    • List possible psychosocial behaviors related to patients with prostate cancer
    Webcast: Research Resources for HSR

    This session will provide an overview of three helpful online resources for HSR: HSRProj, HSRR, and PubMed; and demonstrate how to effectively search these resources.

    27 minutes

    Details: AcademyHealth
    Webcast: Social Media Guidelines for Nurses

    Social media use is ubiquitous, but inappropriate posts by nurses have resulted in licensure and legal repercussions. NCSBN has developed guidelines for nurses and nursing students for using social media responsibly. Key points of these guidelines are summarized, along with dramatization of potential scenarios of inappropriate social media use.

    4 minutes

    Details: National Council of State Boards of Nursing
    Webcast: The Value of Social Media: Our Journey So Far

    Learn how and why the British Columbia Patient Safety & Quality Council has used social media to drive change in the health care system, and how the Council started using social media as a core channel to engage staff in its improvement strategies.

    On July 10, 2012, the Council shared its successes and the challenges it overcame using social media tools via the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement's Expert on Call webinar series.

    58 minutes

    Details: BCPSQC
    Webcast: Towards a National Prevention Strategy for Workplace Violence in Canada

    Watch the insightful session on workplace violence prevention from CCOHS Forum III: Leading Workplace Change.

    Workplace violence, although not epidemic, can no longer be ignored within the Canadian workplace - particularly within the service industries such as health, education and retail. Increasingly, employers and unions are voicing their concern over an escalating trend in workplace aggression and other forms of aggression can jeopardize workplace health and safety. Legislators and the courts are now turning their attention to this troubling and complex issue as signaled by the introduction of regulations at the federal level and enhancements made to provincial occupational health and safety legislation throughout Canada.

    1 hour

    Details: CCOHS
    Webcast: An Introduction to the Model for Improvement

    The Model for Improvement is a simple, yet powerful approach to achieving rapid and significant improvements in care delivery and outcomes. It has been used very successfully by hundreds of health care organizations in many countries to improve many different health care processes and outcomes.

    IHI is pleased to offer An Introduction to the Model for Improvement, an On Demand presentation featuring IHI’s Executive Director of Performance Improvement, Robert Lloyd, PhD. 

    Dr. Lloyd’s presentation builds on a foundation of applied science, focusing on how three key questions can help drive your quality improvement work:

    • What are we trying to accomplish?
    • How will we know that a change is an improvement?
    • What change can we make that will result in improvement?

    You will also learn how to use the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle to conduct rapid tests of change on a small scale, learn from these tests, and then apply that learning to the next cycle of testing. 

    Finally, the sequence for improvement will be described and the steps to move from testing to implementing to spreading will be addressed. The presentation will also help participants set up a series of exercises to test their team’s knowledge and skills related to the Model for Improvement and PDSA cycles.

    63:00 minutes

    Details: Institute for Healthcare Improvement
    Webcast: Antibiotic Resistance - The Emergence of ‘Super Bugs’

    The purpose of the program is to inform nurses of the increasing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria throughout healthcare and to offer strategies for reducing the spread of resistance. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
    Name at least two reasons why bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics.
    Explain why 75% of antibiotic prescriptions written each year for outpatient visits are inappropriate.
    Discuss one method of controlling the rapid increase in bacterial resistance in U.S. hospitals.

    Webcast: Building Skills in Data Collection and Understanding Variation

    Successful measurement is a cornerstone of successful improvement. How do you know if the changes you are making are leading to improvement? Simple: you measure.

    IHI is pleased to offer Building Skills in Data Collection and Understanding Variation, an On Demand presentation featuring IHI’s Executive Director of Performance Improvement, Robert Lloyd, PhD. This presentation is designed to help teams successfully manage the milestones along the quality measurement journey.

    The first part of Dr. Lloyd’s presentation reviews the differences between measurement for improvement, judgment and research, and outlines the critical milestones needed for a successful measurement journey. Issues related to stratification and sampling are also highlighted.

    The second part focuses on understanding variation — both conceptually and statistically. Dr. Lloyd will help participants understand the differences between static and dynamic approaches to statistical analysis and how to evaluate data variation. Common and special causes of variation will also be described and demonstrated.

    62:00 minutes

    Details: Institute for Healthcare Improvement
    Webcast: Communication and Patient Safety

    Presented by Deb Elias RN BN MN, Manager Complaints Resolution and Tracey Legary RN BN, Coordinator Complaints Resolution. This presentation speaks to the importance of an essential skill for nursing practice. Deb and Tracey delve into examples of when communication breaks down and its detrimental effects on patient safety. Recommendations for improving communication are discussed. Further communication resources are available in the attachments area of the presentation.

    10:28 Minutes

    Details: College of RNs of Manitoba
    Webcast: Cost Estimation

    This program introduces concepts in cost estimation, including cost methods and estimating labor costs. The VA Health Economics Resource Center average cost datasets for medical and surgical hospitalizations are used as an example.

    56:20 Minutes

    Details: Research Channel
    Webcast: Dangerous Business: Workplace Hazards, Part 1

    A myriad of causes lead to environmental illness. Some 100,000 chemicals are commonly used in the workplace today. University of Washington School of Medicine professors Drs. Joann G. Elmore, Hugh M. Foy, Christopher H. Allan and Matthew Keifer explain how workplace hazards are identified and what solutions are available to prevent or reduce injuries and health concerns. Also explore the most common of occupational injuries – carpal tunnel syndrome – and its related disorders.

    54:33 Minutes

    Details: Research Channel
    Webcast: Dangerous Business: Workplace Hazards, Part 2

    In the second half of this two-part program, continue to learn about dangers in the workplace. University of Washington School of Medicine professors Drs. Joann G. Elmore, Hugh M. Foy, Christopher H. Allan and Matthew Keifer explain how workplace hazards are identified and what solutions are available to prevent or reduce injuries and health concerns. Also explore the most common of occupational injuries – carpal tunnel syndrome – and its related disorders.

    43:14 Minutes

    Details: Research Channel
    Webcast: Do No Harm: Teaching Safe Practices & Communicating Medical Error, Part 1

    Learn how patient safety is advanced through simulation education, surgical interventions and practicing for emergency situations. Consider the challenges involved in responding to patients when medical errors happen, such as medical equipment failure, root cause analysis, human factors, usability, and physician error.

    50:54 Minutes

    Details: Research Channel
    Webcast: Do No Harm: Teaching Safe Practices & Communicating Medical Error, Part 2

    Learn how patient safety is advanced through simulation education, surgical interventions and practicing for emergency situations. Dr. Mika Sinanan examines the challenges involved in responding to patients when medical errors happen, such as medical equipment failure, root cause analysis, human factors, usability, and physician error. 'The Colleges', a program which focuses on teaching patient communication at the bedside, is also featured.

    41:05 Minutes

    Details: Research Channel
    Webcast: Effective Teamwork as a Care Strategy - SBAR and Other Tools for Improving Communication Between Caregivers

    You can view this On Demand presentation any time at your convenience. The program features streaming video of Dr. Leonard's presentation, synchronized with his presentation slides. You may pause or stop the presentation at any point and resume where you left off. There is no charge to view this On Demand presentation.

    This 49-minute video of Dr. Leonard’s presentation will teach you how to:

    • Identify how communication failures are a root cause of unanticipated adverse events
    • Apply SBAR, an effective model used to enhance effective communication
    • Explain the importance of Assertion and Critical Language to allow providers to speak up when they perceive risk to a patient
    • Describe the limitations of human performance and the value of reliable systems to help insure safe care
    • Explain the clinical value in effective teamwork and communication in providing safe patient care

    49 minutes

    Details: Institute for Healthcare Improvement
    Webcast: Estimating Labor Costs

    Instructors make recommendations for estimating labor costs, such as using job categories found in VA data and adjusting for the variation in VA salaries.

    53:11 Minutes

    Details: Research Channel
    Webcast: Evidence-informed Public Health series

    The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada and located at McMaster University.

    Welcome to this series of sessions on Evidence-Informed Public Health. This webcast will introduce you to all of the steps of Evidence-Informed Public Health.

    Video Podcast
    (14.8MB, 7:32)
    Step 1: Define
    Video Podcast
    (11.1MB, 3:31)
    Step 2: Search
    Video Podcast
    (23.2MB, 16:11)

    Details: NCCMT
    Webcast: Falls Prevention Virtual Learning Collaborative

    Safer Healthcare Now! is happy to provide session recordings for video streaming and documents for download from each Falls Prevention Virtual Learning Collaborative session. Below is a list of all available sessions for video streaming and documents for downloading. Recordings and documents are currently grouped by session.

    Details: Safer Healthcare Now!
    Webcast: Getting Started on Flow

    Waits, delays, and cancellations are so common in health care that patients and providers assume that waiting is an inevitable part of the care process. For years, hospitals responded to delays by adding resources — more beds and buildings or more staff — as the only way to deal with an increasingly needy population. But, recent studies on hospital delays suggest that the problem is not stretched resources — it's flow.

    Poor patient flow affects all clinical areas. Quality of care is affected when patients are placed in holding patterns, “boarded” in the emergency department (ED) or post anesthesia care unit (PACU), managed “off service,” or subject to delayed medical or surgical admissions.

    IHI is pleased to offer our On Demand Presentation: Getting Started on Flow. This On Demand presentation will help participants understand how patient flow affects safety, staff satisfaction, and patient outcomes. Participants will learn how to assess patient flow and identify improvement opportunities within their hospitals.

    Upon completion, participants will be able to:
    Understand the impact of patient flow on safety, staff satisfaction and patient outcomes
    Describe the effect of variability on patient flow
    Apply the Flow Diagnostic Tool to determine where flow problems exist in your organization

    Presentation Description

    This 63-minute streaming video presentation features Dr. Carol Haraden, introducing the foundational issues affecting patient flow.

    You can view this On Demand presentation any time at your convenience. The program features streaming video of Dr. Haraden's presentation synchronized with her presentation slides. You may pause or stop the presentation at any point and resume where you left off. There is no charge to view this On Demand presentation.

    63 minutes

    Details: Institute for Healthcare Improvement
    Webcast: Infection Control in Healthcare Settings for Viral Respiratory Pathogens

    Infection control in healthcare facilities is critical because of the potential role they can play in propagating and controlling emerging respiratory infections. This talk looks at infection control issues for hospitals related to avian influenza.

    56:33 Minutes

    Details: Research Channel
    Webcast: Insitute for Healthcare Improvement's Rapid Fire Workshop: Strategies to Improve Workforce Wellness

    Webcast: Insitute for Healthcare Improvement's Rapid Fire Workshop: Strategies to Improve Workforce Wellness.

    Dec. 7/11.

    68 minutes

    Details: IHI
    Webcast: Introduction to Costs and Outcomes Research

    This program provides an introduction to the principles and methods of economic evaluation in health care, such as definitions, economic evaluation methods, standards and accepted practices.

    58:16 Minutes

    Details: Research Channel
    Webcast: Journey to a Healthier Workplace

    CCOHS invites you to gather in your meeting room and envision a healthier workplace during this free one hour webinar, as part of Canada's Healthy Workplace Month.

    Discover what healthy workplace strategies you can use - brought to you by the Canadian Healthy Workplace Council.

    1 hour

    Details: CCOHS
    Webcast: Mentally Healthy Workplaces: Strategies for Success

    Join CCOHS as we present Donna Hardaker, Mental Health Works certified trainer for York Region Canadian Mental Health Association. She will educate webinar participants on mental health protective factors and on how to take care of both ourselves and others in the workplace. You will learn to recognize risk factors including conflicting tasks, work overload and unreasonable work pace. Discover how skill discretion, decision authority, perceived fairness and leveraging your workplace's social support network could help your teams build a more mentally healthy workplace.

    Donna Hardaker works at the Canadian Mental Health Association, York Region Branch where she delivers the award-winning Mental Health Works program. She co-developed the training workshops, drawing on her personal experience of having a mental illness while trying to stay productive at work. She has a background in adult education, mental health policy, communication skills training and human resources management.

    This webinar was recorded on May 7, 2009 as part of North American Occupational Safety and Health Week 2009.

    Length: 1 hour

    Details: CCOHS
    Webcast: Preventing and Enforcing Musculoskeletal Hazards in the Workplace

    Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) represent 43% of all WSIB lost time injuries in Ontario. And in fact, most provincial jurisdictions in Canada report similar findings. Given that MSD hazards exist in workplaces, recognition and control of them must be an integral part of a workplace’s health and safety system. However, all too often, because of the subtle and cumulative nature of these hazards, they do not receive the attention necessary to motivate action.

    This free webinar will discuss how Ontario’s health and safety system has engaged its partners to coordinate their efforts to implement an MSD prevention strategy that includes access to prevention resources such as the MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario and sector specific materials, integration into WSIB prevention services and enforcement by the Ministry of Labour.

    Although the session will focus on Ontario’s experience at enforcing MSD hazards through its health and safety legislation, anyone with an interest in preventing musculoskeletal hazards in the workplace will gain an understanding of the vast array of MSD prevention resources that are available.

    This webinar was recorded on June 17, 2009.

    Length: 1 hour

    Details: CCOHS
    Webcast: Probability, Probability Distributions

    This program provides state-of-the-art information on epidemiology and research methods for those working in administrative, clinical and research areas. Topics include testing, regression analysis, confidence intervals and descriptive statistics.

    59:16 Minutes

    Details: Research Channel
    Webcast: Promoting Health & Safety Through Social Media

    Social media tools like Twitter, Facebook and blogs are all the rage right now. They have the potential to help you build and readily engage with an online community. And for the most part, these tools are economical, quick to implement and measurable. But how do you integrate them into your workplace health and safety initiatives? If you want to know how to start or if you’re simply curious about these emerging online technologies, this introductory webinar is for you.

    In this session, join Krista Travers, Marketing Communications Officer at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), as she shares how CCOHS uses social media tools to promote workplace health and safety.

    By drawing on the lessons CCOHS has learned along the way, you will:

    Understand the basics of social media
    Learn important do’s and don’ts for building your online presence
    Become more comfortable about incorporating various social media tools
    Take away key ideas about how they can be used to support your health and safety initiatives
    This webinar was recorded on October 14, 2009.

    Who should attend
    Anyone with a responsibility for and/or interest in promoting workplace health, safety, and wellness as well as anyone interested in learning more about social media tools - what they are and how they can be used.

    Length: 1 hour

    Details: CCOHS
    Webcast: Quality Practice Environment Initiative Overview

    The College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) recognizes the importance of quality practice environments in which nurses work to deliver expert health care services to Manitobans. Research has shown a direct correlation between the quality of nurses’ practice environments and productivity, recruitment and retention, job satisfaction, sick time usage and most importantly, the quality of patient care and patient outcomes. As such, in order to assist nurses in working together with stakeholders to advocate for, and achieve quality practice environments, CRNM has implemented a quality practice initiative called the Quality Practice Environment Initiative (QPEI).

    14:17 Minutes

    Details: College of RNs of Manitoba
    Webcast: Research Methods and Designs

    Covering decision rules and practical approaches, this program highlights the methods of economic evaluation in health care.

    59:33 Minutes

    Details: Research Channel
    Webcast: Short but Tweet: Ten Twitter Tips for Health and Safety

    CCOHS created a Twitter account in November 2008. Join Krista Travers, Marketing Communications Officer at CCOHS, as she recounts the lessons learned along the way, and shares tips on how to get comfortable and efficient when using Twitter.

    You will learn:

    How to get started on Twitter
    Do’s and don’ts when writing tweets
    Time-saving tools
    How to promote health and safety
    This webinar was recorded on May 4, 2010.

    Who should attend

    Anyone with a responsibility for and/or interest in promoting workplace health, safety, and wellness as well as anyone interested in learning more about Twitter – what it is and how it can be used.

    Length: 30 minutes

    Details: CCOHS
    Webcast: The Chronic Care Model

    Edward H. Wagner introduces the six elements of the Chronic Care Model he and his colleagues have developed. The Chronic Care Model is a new paradigm for the better care of the chronically ill with applications in quality improvement, policy development and research. This lecture was taped at the 2004 Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Clinical Research Methods Summer Session co-sponsored by the Seattle VA Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC) and the University of Washington.

    57:51 Minutes

    Details: Research Channel
    Webcast: The Need for Quality Practice Environments

    The College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) recognizes the importance of quality practice environments in which nurses work to deliver expert health care services to Manitobans. Research has shown a direct correlation between the quality of nurses’ practice environments and productivity, recruitment and retention, job satisfaction, sick time usage and most importantly, the quality of patient care and patient outcomes. As such, in order to assist nurses in working together with stakeholders to advocate for, and achieve quality practice environments, CRNM has implemented a quality practice initiative called the Quality Practice Environment Initiative (QPEI).

    8:08 Minutes

    Details: College of RNs of Manitoba
    Webcast: Using Run and Control Charts to Understand Variation

    A picture is worth a thousand words. This is a fundamental concept for quality improvement experts. Rather than relying on confusing data tables, it is best to make a picture of the data and let the picture do the talking. Plotting data over time offers insights and maximizes the learning from any data collected by revealing patterns and improvement opportunities.

    IHI is please to offer Using Run and Control Charts to Understand Variation, an On Demand presentation featuring IHI’s Executive Director of Performance Improvement, Robert Lloyd, PhD.

    Dr. Lloyd’s presentation will review two fundamental tools for understanding variation — the run chart and Shewhart control charts. Dr. Lloyd begins his presentation with a general overview of the role statistical analysis plays in performance improvement. He then provides a brief historical review of how statistical process control (SPC) methods evolved from the original work of Dr. Walter Shewhart in the 1920s, leading next to a discussion of the run chart.

    Dr. Lloyd provides answers to three key questions surrounding the construction and use of Shewhart charts:

    How many data points do I need to make a chart?
    What is a sigma limit?
    How do we classify variation?
    How do I use the zones on a Shewhart chart?

    In the final segment of this presentation, Dr. Lloyd reviews the control chart decision tree and provides guidance in how to select the appropriate Shewhart chart for different types of data.

    61:00 minutes

    Details: Institute for Healthcare Improvement
    Webcast: Violence in the Workplace: Awareness

    Workplace violence is a serious issue that affects all business sectors and occupations and the safety and security of every employee and employer. This course is offered FREE of charge by CCOHS to promote the awareness of this very important issue, and as a precursor to the other Workplace Violence e-courses: Recognize the Risk and Take Action, and Establish a Prevention Program.

    Topics include:

    What is workplace violence?
    Behaviours associated with workplace violence
    Sources of violent behaviour in the workplace
    Workplace violence prevention legislation

    Upon completion of this course you will know:

    Who is affected by workplace violence
    Workplace violence is an important workplace issue
    The broad definition of workplace violence with respect to the types of behaviours and the source of the behaviour
    The legal obligation of employers have to protect employees from workplace violence

    20 minutes

    Details: CCOHS
    Webcasts from 2012 International AIDS Conference

    When each webcast becomes available, it will be linked below. Subscribe to our webcast coverage to get updates via iTunes or RSS.

    • A Look Ahead: The 2012 International AIDS Conference - July 19
    • Towards an HIV Cure - July 19
    • Washington Notebook: Interviews from the XIX International AIDS Conference
    • A Call to Action: Global Sex Workers Recommend Policy Change for Better HIV Prevention and Treatment
    • Beyond MDG 6: HIV and Chronic NCDs: Integrating Health Systems Toward Universal Health Coverage
    • New Frontiers in NIH AIDS Research
    • No "Getting to Zero" Without Scale-Up of Stigma Reduction
    • HIV/AIDS and the News Agenda – Implications for Ending the Epidemic
    • Opening Press Conference
    • Plenary: Opening Session
    Details: AIDS 2012
    Webcasts: Brigham and Women's Hospital Live Surgery

    Whether you are a physician, nurse or prospective patient, you can watch top specialists perform state-of-the-art medical procedures from this page – either live as they occur or in replays at your convenience, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Details: B&W Surgery Webcasts
    Webcst: Taking Care of You‚ Inc.‚ The Business of Self-Care


    The purpose of this program is to provide nurses with techniques to aid in the reduction and management of stress so they can continue to lead productive and energized lives. After attending this webinar, participants will be able to

    • Identify the techniques for stress reduction and relaxation.
    • List three types of support systems available.
    • Discuss three types of healing therapies.

    1 hour 12 minutes

    Webinar 1: Critical appraisal of Practice Guidelines, Systematic Reviews, and Meta-analyses

    CEP Spring 2011 Guideline Development Webinars

    Critical appraisal of evidence in guideline development

    Details: CancerViewCanada
    Webinar 2: Critical Appraisal of Clinical Trials

    CEP Spring 2011 Guideline Development Webinars

    Critical appraisal of evidence in guideline development

    Details: CancerViewCanada
    Webinar 2: Improving Canadian Cancer Guidelines

    CEP Fall 2011 Guideline Development Webinars

    Details: CancerViewCanada
    Webinar 3: Critical Appraisal of Observational Studies

    CEP Spring 2011 Guideline Development Webinars

    Critical appraisal of evidence in guideline development

    Details: CancerViewCanada
    Webinar: Social Determinants of Health Program Planning in Public Health: What's the Evidence?

    90-minute webinar hosted by Maureen Dobbins, Scientific Director of Health Evidence, on November 24th & December 8th, 2011, reviews the rapid review: Fitzpatrick-Lewis (2011) Effectiveness of interventions to improve the health and housing status of homeless people

    Details: health
    Webinar: CFHI Improvement On Call

    CFHI's live webinar series Improvement on Call regularly features policy-makers, decision-makers and clinicians as they explore evidence and share their improvement stories. Each session will provide you with concrete strategies, lessons learned and results achieved on key healthcare topics.

    Our advanced webcasting technology allows you to follow and listen to the presentations and enables you to ask your questions live. CFHI offers simultaneous translation on selected webinars so registrants can interact live with our speakers in both French and English.

    A session registration fee is $99 per organization (regardless of how many participate).  We invite you to view our FAQs below for more information. You can also contact us at or 613-728-2238 ext. 221.

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    Details: CFHI
    Webinar: Have and Have Not

    The use of consumer health solutions is growing every day but how ready are we for change? In this webinar, we discussed the progress of consumer health solutions, enablers and barriers to change, and what Canada Health Infoway is doing to inspire, provoke, and promote innovation in health and health care in Canada.

    Webcast:  47 minutes

    Details: InfowayInforoute
    Webinars: BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC)

    BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC) provides system-wide leadership that brings a provincial perspective to patient safety and quality improvement activities. Through collaborative partnerships with health authorities and other health care providers, BCPSQC promotes and informs a provincially coordinated, patient-centred approach to patient safety and quality improvement.

    BCPSQC offers virtual learning opportunities through webinars (WebEx). The offerings change regularly.

    Details: BCPSQC
    What are Clinical Trials?

    Do you know what a clinical trial is? A clinical trial is a research study that is conducted using patient volunteers to find safe and effective treatments for a variety of health conditions. They are critical to the advancement of medicine and improving patient health.

    Clinical trials may sound experimental, but they are not guesswork. They are safe therapies based on a high-quality science, years of laboratory work and investigation, and experience gleaned from other patients.

    A clinical trial essentially brings tomorrow’s therapies to today. Participating in these studies offers people the opportunity to try new and effective treatments that could potentially improve their condition while taking part in vital research that can benefit many future patients.

    Webcast:  1:40 minutes

    Details: Penn Medicine
    What Drives Innovation in Health Care?

    nnovation is in vogue in many industries including health care. But what exactly is innovation? That is the issue hospitals and academic medical centers are grappling with today. After instituting one or two initiatives and hiring a chief innovation officer, the effort often tapers off. The result is that true innovation — one that transforms — has trouble catching on.

    Wharton management professor John Kimberly is doing research in this area of health care with the goal of further refining theories of innovation within the context of large, complex organizations. He says part of the issue is choosing the chief innovation officer: Is it better to have a doctor or someone who knows the medical industry? Or would an outside technologist who can take a broader view of innovation be a better choice? Also, what are the outcomes of these efforts at innovation?

    Webcast:  7:30 minutes 

    Details: Wharton
    What we don't know can hurt us

    What we don't know can hurt us: Industry bias against negative outcomes means vast amounts of research goes unpublished, Ben Goldacre says.

    Webcast:  13:46 minutes

    Details: TED
    What's a Tweet?

    Learn how Twitter can revolutionize the way we engage others to improve care

    On July 17, 2012, at 0800 PST, we were guest speakers of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement's Expert on Call webinar series ( and we detailed how the Council has used Twitter ( to revolutionize engagement to improve care. We also taught participants practical skills on how to become a Twitter 'all star' to help them and their organisations succeed.

    Webinar:  1 hour, 31 minutes

    Details: NHS Institute
    What's So Special about the Pituitary Gland -- Challenges for a DNP in Specialty

    Presenter: Chris Yedinak, DPN, FNP-BC, MN, RN
    Location: nursing Category: Visiting Scholar

    1:01 minutes

    Details: University of Arizona
    Whiteboard: The PDSA Cycle (Part 1 & Part 2)

    Whiteboard: The PDSA Cycle (Part 1 & Part 2)

    Part 2: 


    Webcasts:  3:48 minutes each

    Details: IHI Open School
    Who Needs to be Engaged? The Staff, Patient and Leadership Trilogy

    The third of four webinars in our Patient Engagement for Healthcare Improvement series, Who Needs to be Engaged? The Staff, Patient and Leadership Trilogy will focus on key considerations for staff, patients and leaders in making patient and family involvement a ‘way of life’ for healthcare organizations. This shift in culture takes time, strategies, resources—human, financial and educational—and must acknowledge the value of building collaborative and trusting relationships among staff and with patients and their families. Patient and family engagement is a continuous process that honours and benefits us all.

    Webcast:  1.5 hours 

    Details: CFHI
    Why is our healthcare system always in crisis?

    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Dr. William Ghali explores the dimensions and trade-offs of our health care system, compares the Canadian model to US health care system and other global healthcare systems, ultimately pushing us to examine the elements behind good health care that are universal.

    Webcast;  16 minutes

    Details: Tedx Talks
    Why not use #evidence-based methods for #healthcare #qualityimprovement?

    Today TheEvidenceDoc is testing the use of podcasts. Do you like podcasts better than text? After you listen, let me know. And if you've heard other myths (or excuses) for why healthcare organizations shouldn't use evidence-based methods for quality improvement, please share.

    Podcast:  8 minutes

    Details: TheEvidenceDoc
    Why Tweet? Building the Skills to Engage New Audiences and Promote Your Work

    Webcast:  1.5 hours

    Details: AcademyHealth
    WIHI: Health Literacy: New Skills for Health Professionals

    In its 2004 report, "Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion," the Institute of Medicine defined health literacy as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, communicate, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.” Seven years later, the field of health literacy has exploded into something far beyond this most basic description. There are legions of health literacy advocates and initiatives; innovative, creative, and culturally attuned resources; a much greater emphasis on empowerment and engagement rather than mere compliance; and a far greater understanding — helped along by research — of the health consequences of low health literacy.


    Details: WIHI
    WIHI: New Tools and Thinking for Shared Decision Making

    If you work in primary care today, odds are good that you’re seeing patients with multiple chronic conditions. Individuals with combinations of diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, and depression are rapidly becoming the norm in outpatient offices and clinics. And even if a provider and patient work together to choose the right medications and agree on making some lifestyle changes that will improve health, the best-laid plans often fall apart. Labeling patients “noncompliant” has been a tempting response but, many argue, is pejorative and tends to obscure what’s really going on – especially if one starts to better appreciate the unique and day-to-day burdens of being a patient with chronic disease.

    Podcast:  1 hour

    Details: IHI
    Workforce Demand Forecaster Tool: Health Human Resources Crystal Ball?

    The OHA's archived webcasts and videoconferences allow for busy health care professionals to learn from industry leaders and subject experts through the convenience of their own computers.

    The only technical requirements to view archived events is high-speed internet access and computer speakers (for audio).

    For the best viewer experience, we recommend installing Microsoft SilverLight (click here to download Silverlight).

    48 minutes

    Details: Ontario Hospital Association
    Writing a research proposal

    Professor Owen Atkin of the Research School of Biology discusses the process of writing a research proposal for the benefit of those students applying to do higher degree research. He talks about how students might go about fulfilling the requirements of the research proposal, and outlines some problems that might arise for students in the process of writing proposals.

    Details: Academic Skills & Learning Centre
    Writing a research proposal: Round 2

    In round two of our double episode on research proposals we talk to Greg Fealy, senior lecturer in Indonesian Politics at the ANU School of Culture, History and Language. Greg talks about keeping it short and sweet, and gives some advice to students who are trying to win over scholarship and admission panels with a proposal

    7:11 minutes

    Details: Australian National University
    Writing for publication video series

    In these six videos, our journal editors offer advice and guidance on submitting an article for publication.

    Nurses and health care professionals can share innovation, boost their professional profile and enhance their personal continuing professional development (CPD) by submitting an article for publication in one of the RCN Publishing nursing journals.

    Here our journal editors discuss the different journals published at RCN Publishing, the types of articles that can be submitted, and their differing formats. The peer-review process is explained in detail, and there is advice on writing clearly and referencing material correctly. 

    Details: NursingStandard
    You are a Nurse. You are a Leader.

    Take advantage of new ways to grow your leadership skills—and earn CE credit*—by participating in a webinar series brought to you by the American Nurses Association’s Leadership Institute.

    This package of five recorded webinars is designed especially for nurses with 2–5 years of leadership experience. But whatever your current role, you’ll gain knowledge and insights that you can apply to your work right away.

    Details: ANA Leadership Institute

    Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.

    Screencast:  17 pages

    Details: zotero
    “Bringing Research Back” to Communities: A Webinar on HIV Knowledge Translation using CHIWOS as a Case Study"

    This year PAN is excited to launch a new web-based series of trainings and presentations to augment the more traditional in-person trainings and conferences that we’ve done since 2001.

    We are developing a series of webinars with a diverse range of topics starting in October 2012 and through the webinars it is our goal to increase knowledge and provide information for a range of disciplines within a member’s organization

    Details: Pacific AIDS/HIV Network

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