Archive for November, 2007

Humber River Regional Hospital’s mock exercise promotes culture of community safety
Humber River Regional Hospital’s mock exercise
promotes culture of community safety

Protecting their community from significant public disasters is an important priority for Toronto's Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH). One of the ways the hospital informs their community about those efforts is by actually involving members of the public in those ...

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Infection control starts from the ground up
Infection control starts from the ground up

When Maja McGuire sees hospital construction she experiences a different sense of anticipation and opportunity than most. She's anticipating dust control and inspections of hoarding. She's considering the opportunity for installation of superior, easily cleanable materials, surfaces and finishes. She's ...

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Helping babies breathe easier – around the world
Helping babies breathe easier – around the world

Neonatal care is Macartney's calling. So much so that instead of going fishing or taking a road trip to Disney World, he opted to use his summer vacation (two years in a row) to travel to Shanghai to train physicians ...

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Ventilation system for ‘preemies’ mimics brain-to-lungs respiratory response
Ventilation system for ‘preemies’ mimics
brain-to-lungs respiratory response

A trial of a new ventilation system for premature babies who are in respiratory distress at Sunnybrook is showing promising early results by acting as a successful artificial respiratory muscle. The Sunnybrook pilot trial utilizes a new approach to mechanical ventilation, ...

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St. Mary’s General Hospital leads the way in community based chronic disease management
St. Mary’s General Hospital leads the way in
community based chronic disease management

St. Mary's General Hospital in Kitchener continues to take a leadership role in community based chronic disease management in Waterloo Region with the launch of Activation/Reactivation, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management program. Developed by Suzy Young - an Acute ...

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A new smoking cessation tool is helping Canadians butt out
A new smoking cessation tool is helping Canadians
butt out

In Canada, approximately 19 per cent of the population 15 years and older smoke. Strong evidence suggests that smoking tobacco is related to more than two dozen diseases and conditions including cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and symptoms. In fact, ...

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Canadian Thoracic Society releases new guidelines for treatment of COPD
Canadian Thoracic Society releases new guidelines for
treatment of COPD

The Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) recently released its new guidelines for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The Canadian Thoracic Society recommendations for management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - 2007 are based upon the latest evidence and ...

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Ontario Newborn Screening Program to begin screening for cystic fibrosis
Ontario Newborn Screening Program to begin screening for
cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) will soon be added to the growing list of disorders included in the expanded Ontario Newborn Screening panel. Ontario is the second jurisdiction in Canada to perform testing for CF, following the success of the Calgary Newborn ...

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Striving for the perfect patient room – a consultative process
Striving for the perfect patient room – a
consultative process

In closely scrutinizing the setup of a patient room, a look at one thing leads to another, says Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC's) new hospital equipment and furniture planner. In preparing for the purchase of equipment and furniture for PRHC's ...

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