IQMH is pleased to announce the publication of a scientific paper in The Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (eJIFCC) by members of the IQMH Chemistry Scientific Committee, and Julia Stemp, IQMH Consultant Technologist. The article, Age-stratified lithium therapeutic ranges for older adults with bipolar disorder – from awareness to an action plan, brings awareness and promotes the adoption of standardized therapeutic ranges for serum lithium to treat bipolar disorder.
September 17 marks the World Health Organization (WHO) international initiative, World Patient Safety Day, dedicated to raising awareness about patient safety and promoting actions to improve healthcare practices. This year's theme, "Engaging Patients for Patient Safety," emphasizes the crucial role patients play in ensuring their own safety, and highlights the importance of effective communication, collaboration, and empowerment in healthcare settings.
Together with our affiliate, Accreditation Canada, IQMH recognizes World Accreditation Day, a global initiative established by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) to promote the value of accreditation. Each year, June 9 marks an important day in the global health care community to recognize the pivotal role of accreditation in advancing quality in health care.
On International Women’s Day, IQMH celebrates the achievements of women in health care. Millions of laboratory tests are performed each day that help with the diagnosis and treatment of health issues affecting Canadians. Many of these tests are conducted by women in the laboratory.
The prevalence of diabetes among Black Canadian adults is over two times the rate than in White Canadians.
Specifically, Type 2 diabetes in Black Canadians is caused by genetics, but also in part by social and environmental factors.
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