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Emergency preparedness at the new Humber River Hospital
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
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 ...

Posted: August 9, 2013|Emergency Medicine, Featured|0 comments

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

Posted: August 7, 2013|Emergency Medicine, Featured|0 comments

Preparing for a Disaster The Canadian Red Cross Emergency Response Unit In Training
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 ...

Posted: August 7, 2013|Featured|0 comments

Staff practice their response to emergencies and disasters
Staff practice their response to emergencies
and disasters

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 code responders
Practice makes perfect for Lakeridge Health’s
code responders

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
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 ...

Posted: February 16, 2012|Facilities Management and Design|0 comments

Planning for the worst: How hospitals prepared for the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver
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 ...


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