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‘Medical 9-1-1’ proves to be valuable tool for physicians

Physicians in Ontario community hospitals have a vital link to the resources of larger, more specialized hospitals in their region and the province, thanks...

Burn Unit at Hamilton Health Sciences offers range of support to help patients on...

Chris "Beezer" Armstrong knows from experience that the road to recovery can be a long one for burn survivors. A former patient of Hamilton...

Emergency response funds help hospitals prepare

When it comes to preparing for emergencies, Kingston's hospitals are positioning themselves well. At KGH, a multi-disciplinary Emergency Planning Committee is in its second...

New era begins for emergency care in London

After years of planning and preparation, the first six months of 2005 have seen an unprecedented amount of change to emergency services in London....

A day in the life of the ICU at Mount Sinai Hospital

There is a bevy of beeping machinery, miles and miles of tubes and numerous multidisciplinary health-care professionals busying themselves caring for about 15 critically...

On the road to achieving Joseph Brant’s vision: a new patient transfer initiative in...

An electrocardiogram indicating an ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) requires either the administration of a thrombolytic such as tenectaplase (TNK) or a percutaneous...

Winnipeg hosts first National Burn Survivor Conference

The first ever Canadian Burn Survivor Conference held May 4 to7th, 2005 in Winnipeg, Manitoba was hosted by the Mamingwey Burn Survivor Society, with...

Osler’s innovative approach to reducing ED wait times

Shiela Olley When patients come to a hospital emergency department, they are often anxious and in pain or distress. They want to receive medical attention...

Urgent care centres bring ER relief

Nearly 30 years ago, the first urgent care centres, (UCCs) started popping up throughout the province to assist the community hospitals. Alhtough...

It’s closing time and the critical care unit is busy

The Critical Care Unit of any hospital is an intense workplace environment for all healthcare professionals-for a lot of reasons. The number of patients...

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