Post Tagged with: "London Health Sciences Centre"
Robotic surgery: Is it safe?
If you surf the internet or watch late night television, you are no doubt aware of the close scrutiny robotic surgery is under. Medical experts from reputable institutions have come forward decrying the lack of evidence of clinical effectiveness and ...
Canada’s first Obstetrical Triage Acuity Scale
OB nurse Jessica Kershaw, and she's reviewing the OTAS tool. OR the group who designed the OTAS London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has developed a new tool to improve patient care by better managing the triage process for expectant mothers ...
Canadian first: Robotic single-site gallbladder removal
From left, Dr. Christopher Schlachta, medical director, Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics (CSTAR), displays the da Vinci single-site technology to Melanie Sabino, the first patient in Canada to receive a single-site cholecystectomy. A da Vinci single-site cholecystectomy, or gallbladder ...
Improving the experience for kids at cancer centre
Carter Robbins, a patient at London Health Sciences Centre rings the ceremonial gong along with his superhero Iron Man after his final radiation treatment. A superhero visited the London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) recently. ...
Hygiene for little hands: Helping Children’s Hospital
patients stay healthy
: Deacon, 7, tries out a Glitterbug at the launch of Children’s Hospital’s paediatric hand hygiene campaign It was standing room only June 27th in the Family Waiting Room on B6 when Children’s Hospital launched a customized hand washing campaign ...
Liquid gold: Early delivery of mom’s milk gives NICU
babies the best chance at getting stronger
Oral Immune Therapy (OIT) is a continuous quality improvement (CQI) initiative designed to provide early colostrum to babies in the NICU. It was implemented in October, involving the NICU, the Obstetrical Care Unit and the Mother/Baby Unit at London Health ...
Volunteers work with hospital staff to prevent delirium
and functional decline
Preventing delirium and functional decline in older patients are goals of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) implemented this fall in the Acute Care of the Elderly Unit (ACE) at Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). This unique program, which ...
Clinical Neurological Sciences Unit rolls out a complete
oral health assessment for patients
London Health Sciences Centre is the first hospital in the region to implement a tool to assess the acute care oral health of inpatients, and a guideline for staff implementing oral care. The Clinical Neurological Sciences (CNS) Unit at University ...
Celebrating the early success of an onsite
Only six months out of the gate, London Health Sciences Centre’s (LHSC) pilot fitness program is delivering big rewards to participants. The pilot fitness program was launched in response to a Healthy Workplace Team Report along with feedback from focus ...
Simultaneous surgeries save mom and baby at London
Health Sciences Centre
After giving birth to her first child in 2003, Lisa Thuss Tandy immediately suffered a severe postpartum brain aneurysm that necessitated two subsequent surgeries and months of rehabilitation. Seven years later with her brain aneurysm fully repaired, Lisa and her ...
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 →
Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as […]Read more →
Variety is the spice of life. This phrase definitely applies to the recent fundraising efforts of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF). From hosting […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The recent Ontario election meant that much legislation died on the table; but we can expect some bills to resurface. Bill 117, which […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
There’s a new way to deal with back pain, thanks to Trillium Health Partners’ interprofessional team-based model at the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre. […]Read more →
Mark is there for the birth of his daughter Amanda. He cuts the umbilical cord. Mark is also there when 23 too-short years […]Read more →
The first association of volunteers at Hôpital Montfort was created in the spring of 1955 when Ms. LeFort, wife of the hospital’s architect, […]Read more →
From high school and university students to young professionals and recent retirees, volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre play an integral role in enhancing […]Read more →
We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the University of Ottawa […]Read more →
Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care organizations. Since 2009, hospitals in Ontario have been required […]Read more →
Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in […]Read more →
Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role […]Read more →
Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care […]Read more →
Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have opened the first phase of a new outpatient clinic that will provide innovative care for adults […]Read more →
Two years ago, during the Summit for Sinai fundraising climb up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the fundraisingteam encountered an unexpected life-saving task. While making […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. […]Read more →