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 Promising treatments for the healing of diabetic foot ulcers
Promising treatments for the healing of diabetic
foot ulcers

Pain in the female foot The number of Canadians with diabetes is rapidly increasing. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, more than 20 Canadians are diagnosed with the disease every hour of every day. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are the most ...

Posted: June 29, 2015|Evidence Matters|1 comment

Aging and brain health innovation investment a game changer for seniors’ health care sector
Aging and brain health innovation investment a game
changer for seniors’ health care sector

Dr. William Reichman is President and CEO, Baycrest Health Sciences. For years now, experts have been warning us that Canada is on the cusp of a silver tsunami, one that threatens to overwhelm our hospitals and long-term care homes in ...

Posted: June 26, 2015|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Recommendations to retain and recruit nurses in rural, remote and northern communities
Recommendations to retain and recruit nurses in rural,
remote and northern communities

David McNeil, VP Clinical Programs and Chief Nursing Executive at Health Sciences North (left), and Louise Paquette, CEO of the North East LHIN, co-chaired RNAO’s task force that released recommendations for Coming Together, Moving Forward: Building the Next Chapter ...

Posted: June 1, 2015|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Smart-e-Pants for preventing pressure ulcers: A stimulating idea
Smart-e-Pants for preventing pressure ulcers: A
stimulating idea

Pressure ulcers, or bedsores, are a serious health problem for many patients. For those with reduced mobility or sensation — such as patients who spend long periods of time in a bed or wheelchair — the risk of developing pressure ...

Posted: May 31, 2015|Evidence Matters|1 comment

Planning for our healthy future
Planning for our healthy future

All of us in the health care sector work hard every day to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the patients and families we serve. At Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), this mission of service and caring is our ...

Posted: May 29, 2015|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

RN researcher helps marginalized populations
RN researcher helps marginalized populations

: Cheryl Forchuk is the assistant director at Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ontario, and a distinguished professor at Western University. Cheryl Forchuk gets angry when she hears that people who are homeless and struggling with mental illness have ...

Posted: May 5, 2015|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Surgical techniques on the horizon
Surgical techniques on the horizon

The fast pace of surgical innovation means new surgical technologies are constantly coming onto the market. Many of these innovations are less-invasive alternatives to traditional surgery, which aim to result in fewer complications and shorter recovery times. Will any of ...

Posted: May 3, 2015|Evidence Matters|0 comments

The evolving role of nurses – and what has stayed the same
The evolving role of nurses – and what has stayed
the same

Cathy Szabo More often than not, when a patient stops to tell me about his or her experience receiving services from Providence Care, the key component of the feedback is not a critical review of the actual, technical care interventions ...


Moving towards different health care funding models
Moving towards different health care funding models

The challenge for jurisdictions funding the Canadian health care system is determining how to provide the best possible care for the best possible value. In particular, wait times and access to health care services are two of the most prominent topics ...

Posted: April 8, 2015|Data Pulse|0 comments

The broken telephone Pictionary during transition of care
The broken telephone Pictionary during transition of care

The process of coordinating Medscheck and medication reconciliation to ensure continuity of care during a patient’s transition through hospital stay. (ISMP Canada) Broken Telephone Pictionary is basically a game where a person starts off drawing a topic and the next ...

Posted: April 7, 2015|Safe Medication|0 comments

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