Archive for November, 2007
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
A new smoking cessation tool is helping Canadians
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, ...
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 ...
Ontario Newborn Screening Program to begin screening for
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 ...
Striving for the perfect patient room – a
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 ...
Just before noon on a Monday, Gillian Bennett dragged a mattress from inside her British Columbia home to her favourite spot outside, on […]Read more →
Over the past few years, many smaller community hospitals have struggled to keep their vital emergency departments (ED) adequately staffed. Across Ontario, rural […]Read more →
Research at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton strives to engage patients, clinicians, employees and academics in re-inventing the way in which we deliver healthcare. […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
In healthcare – and particularly a hospital setting – innovation and evolution can be a long and difficult process. From concept to approval, […]Read more →
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. Joseph’s Health Centre is a safe haven for quality care. Machines beep faintly as clinicians closely […]Read more →
During a cold afternoon in mid-December 2013, a young patient walked in the emergency department at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. She had nausea, […]Read more →
How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working […]Read more →
This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility presents many operational challenges. Workflows, supply delivery routing and environmental efficiency […]Read more →
In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian […]Read more →
When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading […]Read more →
In the past few years, Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Greater Sudbury has struggled with some of the longest emergency department wait […]Read more →
The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no […]Read more →
The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in a preventable trauma incident […]Read more →
For some Canadians, a routine commute to work in the morning may end at a designated trauma centre, courtesy of a moment of […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams. Markham Stouffville […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network […]Read more →
Outside the Ornge hangar in Toronto, the sky is clear and the day is tranquil. But inside, the phones are ringing, and Ornge’s […]Read more →