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Evolving critical care – one nurse at a time
Evolving critical care – one nurse at a time

Chris Burden, RN, in front of the new main lobby at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Nursing staff played an important role in planning the hospital’s expansion and renovation. It’s 2:30 a.m. in the ICU and things are settling down – but ...


Neuropathy: What a pain
Neuropathy: What a pain

No one wishes to experience pain. But fortunately when those everyday aches and pains arise, we have over-the-counter medications readily available to help us out. (For a recent review on what the evidence has to say about over-the-counter pain medications, ...

Posted: September 1, 2015|Evidence Matters, Featured|0 comments

Hand hygiene initiative empowers patients
Hand hygiene initiative empowers patients

Interprofessional members of one of Sunnybrook's oncology care units wear their “Ask Me If I've Cleaned My Hands” blue buttons. Would you feel comfortable asking your nurse or doctor if they cleaned their hands?  That’s the question Sunnybrook’s Infection Prevention ...


Is Canada’s nursing supply set to shrink?
Is Canada’s nursing supply set to shrink?

If there’s truth to the saying “Doctors diagnose, nurses heal, then a recent report of the first drop in Canada’s regulated nursing supply in almost two decades could be cause for alarm. According to the Ottawa-based Canadian Institute for Health Information ...


Cuddler program promotes skin-to-skin for tiny patients
Cuddler program promotes skin-to-skin for tiny patients

A new mom and her twins who were part of the cuddler program. Take one look around the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Newmarket’s Southlake Regional Health Centre and you might notice something different. Amongst the gentle hum of activity ...

Posted: August 25, 2015|Featured, Pediatrics|0 comments

Growing a baby-friendly Ontario
Growing a baby-friendly Ontario

Photo credit: Kevin Holm The mounting research evidence is clear. Among its many benefits, breastfeeding reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), certain cancers, obesity, respiratory disease and ear infections. In Ontario, the breastfeeding initiation rate is about 88 ...

Posted: August 18, 2015|Featured, Pediatrics|0 comments

Creating possibilities for kids with disabilities
Creating possibilities for kids with disabilities

The Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre includes clinicians specifically trained in pediatric brain injury and researchers who are leading experts in the field of youth concussion. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital focused on improving the ...

Posted: August 13, 2015|Featured, Pediatrics|0 comments

Unique program to get kids fit
Unique program to get kids fit

Part of Trillium Health Partners’ Interprofessional KidFit Team. One in three students in Peel Region is overweight or obese, which often leads to complications in their physical, social and emotional well-being. Peel Region is also home to some of the ...

Posted: August 11, 2015|Featured, Pediatrics, Public Health|0 comments

Unravelling the mystery of Lyme disease: Why Canada needs to do more
Unravelling the mystery of Lyme disease: Why Canada
needs to do more

Rian Michelsen is a rising star. Fifteen years ago, he was the toddler who burst out from behind the curtains singing Elvis’ Viva Las Vegas. As a young boy, he played the lead role in Oliver in his birthplace of ...


Paediatric Short Stay Unit improves access to care
Paediatric Short Stay Unit improves access to care

In January, North York General Hospital (NYGH) introduced a Paediatric Short Stay Unit to provide young patients with timely access to acute care for up to eight hours. The most common referrals to the Paediatric Short Stay Unit are for respiratory ...

Posted: July 30, 2015|Featured, Pediatrics|0 comments

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