Project Details

The Implementation of Routine Offering of Human Immunodeficiency Virus testing in Northwestern British Columbia.

Project Status: complete

HSDA: North West

Community: Terrace

Physician Lead: Jaworsky, Denise

Aim Statement / Goal

To increase HIV screening in acute care settings at Mills Memorial Hospital to >50% of individuals admitted to the Medical/Surgical ward by October 2018.

Description

data indicated the ICU/MED/Surg departments showed a significantly higher rate of testing that the ER. Increase in ICU/Med/Surg testing was most significant after education was provided at a Nurse training day. HIV testing presentations to physicians relfected an increase from 5% to 11 % within ICU/Med/Surg

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