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Bypassing emergency for faster cardiac care

No one has to explain the value of faster emergency cardiac care to Durham resident Kaleem Salam. Getting treated quickly for his heart attack...

Video helps newcomers navigate the Emergency Department at St. Joseph’s Health Centre

To help educate newly immigrated community members on accessing emergency department services, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto, recently launched the Emergency Department Navigational Video....

Enhancing patient safety with hand-held technology

Smartphones are the newest way to stay connected and lately, it seems like everyone is using one. Remarkably, there are over 200,000 iPhone...

Bringing sustainable change and results to the Emergency Department

‘Trimming the fat’ and ‘Lean’ are not your typical health-care terminology, however the principles behind the words have been instrumental in changing ‘end to...

Senior care and emergency preparedness

During an emergency or crisis – natural or man-made – hospital emergency departments rapidly fill up with seniors. Floods, fires, power outages, pandemics, not...

Finding comfort in an emergency situation

The Emergency Departments of Bluewater Health are among the busiest community emergency departments in Ontario. Last year, we helped more than 84,000 patients—65,300 at...

Disasters – RVH is ready to respond

Neither tornadoes, earthquakes, external chemical spills nor the threat of possible violence during the recent G8 summit, scare Carol Holden. In fact, she says...

Paedlink improves kids’ ED experience

Visiting the Emergency Department (ED) is a stressful experience for patients at the best of times, but for children, the impact can be even...

CritiCall Ontario focuses on the power of communication to help critically ill patients

In an era when e-mail is rapidly replacing phone calls in many workplaces, telephones and the simple power of dialogue continue to form the...

Physician assistants making significant contribution to Emergency Department teams in Ontario

Since joining the Emergency Department (ED) at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ontario, in October 2009, Physician Assistant (PA) Robert McDougall has had a...

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