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Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: A Patient’s Perspective

For a month I had been experiencing unusual symptoms; headaches, bruising, bleeding gums and constant fatigue.  But I knew something was really wrong when...

Rapid Response Nurses Provide Intensive Care to Keep Frail Elderly Safe

Roy Brown is an active and independent 89-year-old who still drives, does his own shopping and cooking. Roy lives alone in his Oakville house,...

New Physician Assistant enhancing patient care in Emergency Department

Ben Piper realized he wanted to work in the Emergency Department (ED) while doing rotations as a student in the Physician Assistant (PA) program...

St. Michael’s Tight Squeeze: Maximizing An Outgrown ED

The Emergency Department at St. Michael’s Hospital in downtown Toronto sees 72,000 patients per year – in a space built for 45,000. “We have some...

Code Orange at North Bay Regional Health Centre, Re-evaluating emergency preparedness

  When the staff from the former Northeast Mental Health Centre and North Bay General Hospital moved into their brand new, state-of-the-art facility in January...

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...

Volunteers help keep delirium at bay in the emergency department

Volunteers have been a valued part of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s busy Emergency Department (ED) for many years. Almost 50 individuals volunteer in the...

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