Archive for September, 2011

Immunization is not a bad word
Immunization is not a bad word

If you want to start a heated debate amongst a group of new moms all you have to do is say immunization. It’s a guaranteed firestarter, at least amongst the baby groups and Mother Goose classes I have been a ...


Scleroderma Group dedicated to scleroderma research, treatment and clinical care
Scleroderma Group dedicated to scleroderma research,
treatment and clinical care

Barbara Williams had always considered herself to be a healthy and active person. After all, she had an exciting career in the pharmaceutical industry, her children had grown and were on their own, and she was active in her local ...


Medication timing critical in Parkinson’s disease
Medication timing critical in Parkinson’s disease

A one-week disruption of his Parkinson’s medication schedule resulted in nearly three months of distress for Lorne Collis after he returned home from a brief hospital stay for a kidney ailment in December 2009. “My tremors were uncontrollable,” says Collis. ...

Posted: September 1, 2011|Neurology, Patient and Staff Safety|0 comments

Patient Safety Advocates are good news for quality care
Patient Safety Advocates are good news for quality care

“Having worked at several hospitals – both large and small, urban and rural – and since coming to Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH), I have not encountered a hospital that does so much to enhance patient safety as we do here,” ...


Hospital staff fostering innovation to increase hand hygiene rates
Hospital staff fostering innovation to increase hand
hygiene rates

With awareness regarding hospital-based infection rates on the rise, it is now more important than ever for health-care workers to clean their hands at the right moments. Southlake Regional Health Centre’s Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) department recognizes that the threat ...


30 YEARS OF HIV/AIDS: Casey House to revolutionize care in response to evolving epidemic
30 YEARS OF HIV/AIDS: Casey House to revolutionize care
in response to evolving epidemic

This year marks 30 years since AIDS was first identified. Thanks to marvellous treatment advances—most significantly, the introduction of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in the mid-1990s—what was once an overwhelmingly fatal disease can now be largely managed well into ...

Posted: September 1, 2011|Geriatrics and Aging, Palliative Care|0 comments

Women’s College Hospital scientist will teach Haitian women to prevent HIV
Women’s College Hospital scientist will teach Haitian
women to prevent HIV

An innovative program in Haiti, spearheaded by Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI) post-doctoral fellow Carmen Logie, will use solar-powered tablets to teach women about HIV prevention. Recently awarded $100,000 by Grand Challenges Canada, Logie shares the spotlight with 18 of ...


Connecting patient safety and infection prevention
Connecting patient safety and infection prevention

When SARS claimed 44 lives in Ontario in 2003—even though no one died at the Brant Community Healthcare System—it significantly changed the way care was delivered. SARS convinced the Board of Directors that oversees the Brantford General, a 300+ bed acute ...


Planning for the worst: How hospitals prepared for the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver
Planning for the worst: How hospitals prepared for the
Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver

All eyes were on downtown Vancouver on the night of the 2011 Stanley Cup final. It had been 17 years since the Vancouver Canucks had made it to the finals and the city was looking for a victory. While fans ...


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