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Emergency room physicians at forefront of portable ultrasound technology

“The stethoscope has been the tried and true technology for all physicians, but over the past five years or so I have come to...

Getting patients in emergency to an inpatient bed faster

Getting patients admitted from the emergency department (ED) to a bed on the units as quickly as possible is a top priority at The...

Trauma patients benefiting from Toronto Trauma Telemedicine program

Seconds matter when you’re a trauma patient. Thanks to a partnership among St. Michael’s Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the Ontario Telemedicine Network, Criticall...

New emergency department opens in Barrie

In the wee hours of Saturday, June 9, the doors were shut and the lights turned off as emergency department staff at the Royal...

Healthcare following psychological trauma: A new perspective on medical care

Psychological trauma can have a powerful impact. It can affect core beliefs, emotions and relationships. It even affects physical health, as well as how...

Driving improvements in emergency department care

At William Osler Health System, innovative forms of technology have touched virtually every aspect of patient care delivery in recent years. From pharmacy to...

BC Ambulance improving emergency transport in British Columbia

Starting this summer, expansion of three programs by BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) will benefit critically injured or ill patients in some remote portions of...

Special delivery: Baby Atticus tests EMS paramedics and local hospital

On April 26, 2012, Baby Atticus decided that 9 plus months of waiting was long enough.  The 7 pound, 2 ounce son of Mary...

Wait time software puts power in patients’ hands

Patients are often frustrated by lengthy emergency department wait times. More frustrating yet is not having any idea how long the wait will be. ...

Canadian initiative helps strengthen emergency care in Haiti

Picture a hospital. Ambulances race into the ER, doctors perform life-saving surgery, nurses wrap casts and machines beep. Now imagine if the hospital had...

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