Post Tagged with: "Emergency Preparedness"
Emergency preparedness at the new Humber River Hospital
A Real Time Locating System (RTLS) with a ‘Nurse Call’ system will be implemented to further enhance safety in the hospital, including newborn foot monitors, for paediatric patients. Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility ...
AHS Staff give High River a helping hand
View from the High River General Hospital on June 20th. Up to their shins in stinking cellar muck, a trio of speech language pathologists from Calgary couldn’t help but talk “filthy dirty” as they rolled up their sleeves and slid ...
Code Orange at North Bay Regional Health Centre,
Re-evaluating emergency preparedness
Pam Durocher, ED Clinical Nurse Educator assists Kari Loach, Environmental Services Supervisor with her PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) during a recent Code Orange training exercise When the staff from the former Northeast Mental Health Centre and North Bay General Hospital ...
Preparing for a Disaster The Canadian Red Cross
Emergency Response Unit In Training
Working as a team, Red Cross delegates determine a plan for treating mock patients during a simulation exercise As a member of the Canadian Red Cross Public Affairs team, I had the opportunity to visit the Red Cross Emergency Response ...
Staff practice their response to emergencies
We all know that disaster can strike at any time. A raging fire in a nearby neighbourhood, a plane crash at an airport, or the threat of wide spread illness within the community can send a hospital into an emergency ...
Practice makes perfect for Lakeridge Health’s
An overhead page “Mock Code Grey, Diagnostic Imaging” is heard throughout Lakeridge Health Bowmanville. Immediately clinical staff grab their department’s Code Manual to find out what they have to do. Some quickly jump into leadership positions – thriving on the ...
Are you ready for the unexpected? Steps to help develop
an effective contingency plan
We all know that the unexpected usually happens at the most inconvenient times. Be prepared for these situations by working with a trusted partner to develop a formal contingency plan. A contingency plan will help your facility minimize downtime and ...
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 ...
During a cold afternoon in mid-December 2013, a young patient walked in the emergency department at Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa. She had nausea, […]Read more →
How do factors such as diet, physical activity and genetics impact human health and disease? The Ontario Health Study (OHS) has been working […]Read more →
This fall, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre) expects to introduce a […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Designing and building a 1.8 million square foot acute care hospital facility presents many operational challenges. Workflows, supply delivery routing and environmental efficiency […]Read more →
In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian […]Read more →
When it comes to the challenge of ambulance off-load delays, Trillium Health Partners and Peel Paramedics are partnering to find a solution. Off-loading […]Read more →
In the past few years, Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Greater Sudbury has struggled with some of the longest emergency department wait […]Read more →
The rate of type 1 diabetes is on the rise worldwide, with the greatest increase happening in children younger than five. There’s no […]Read more →
The number of emergency room cases where a Windsor/Essex teen or young adult is critically injured or killed in a preventable trauma incident […]Read more →
For some Canadians, a routine commute to work in the morning may end at a designated trauma centre, courtesy of a moment of […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
Empowering patients, improving care and support, and enhancing quality of life; that’s what the newly launched iCHIP application will deliver to patients across […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully integrating midwives into their maternity care teams. Markham Stouffville […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network […]Read more →
Outside the Ornge hangar in Toronto, the sky is clear and the day is tranquil. But inside, the phones are ringing, and Ornge’s […]Read more →
Patients admitted to acute care hospitals on the weekend have slightly higher odds of dying than those admitted on weekdays, according to a […]Read more →
In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need […]Read more →
One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →